Robert Poodiack received a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Cornell University, a Master of Arts in mathematics from Western Connecticut State University, and a doctorate in mathematical sciences from the University of Vermont.
He joined the Norwich faculty in 1999, and chaired the Department of Mathematics from 2013 to 2019, and again since 2021. He is the 2005 Homer L. Dodge Award winner for Excellence in Teaching. Poodiack primarily teaches calculus-related courses, including all the courses in Norwich’s calculus sequence as well as Advanced Calculus I and II (Real Analysis), Vector Analysis, and Complex Analysis. He has also taught the Mathematics as a Liberal Arts sequence, Mathematical Modeling and Computation, Theory of Computation, and Algebraic Structures.
His research is in analysis, and his current focus is generalized trigonometric functions and evaluating related integrals and series. Poodiack also has a passion for math-related technology and enjoys programming new software to make applets that help his students understand difficult concepts.