Dennis D. Berkey assumed the Presidency of Worcester Polytechnic Institute on July 1, 2004. Dr. Berkey received a B.A. in mathematics from Muskingum College, an M.A. in mathematics from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1974, chaired the Department of Mathematics from 1978 to 1983, was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1987 to 2002, and twice served as university provost at BU from 1987 to 1991 and from 1996 to 2004.
Dr. Berkey's published research is in applied mathematics, the theory of differential equations and optimal control. He is a member of the MAA, the AMS, and SIAM. He is the author of two textbooks, both in their third editions: Calculus and Applied Calculus for Management, Social, and Life Sciences. Professor Berkey was honored in 1978 with Boston University's Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching.