Education

BS and MS, Indian Institute of Technology

PhD, Stony Brook University (complex analysis)

Courses Taught

Calculus I and II

Linear Algebra

Abstract Algebra

Real Analysis

Vector Calculus

Research Interests

Ranjan was the College’s Teacher of the Year in 1986 and again in 2000. He has received two notable awards from the Mathematical Association of America: the Allendoerfer Prize for expository writing in 1990 and being named a Distinguished Teacher of Mathematics in 2001.

His research interests include algebraic number theory, hypergeometric series, differential equations, and the history of mathematics.

Dr. Roy’s book Special Functions with co-authors Richard Askey and George Andrews was published in 1999, and his book Sources in the Development of Mathematics: Series and Products from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century appeared in 2011. In 1997, he taught a first-year seminar on Indian mythology. In summer 2013, he mentored Jianing Xu ’13 in a Beloit College Sanger Summer Scholars Project on examples of the modularity theorem.

Ranjan Roy


Huffer Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy


  royr@beloit.edu   608-363-2348   Room 216, Sanger Center for the Sciences
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