Michael Joseph is a senior Mathematics major from Euclid, Ohio.As a student in John Carroll’s 5-year combined B.S./M.S. program in math, Mike is currently taking both undergraduate and graduate math courses, and will have earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree by the end of his fifth year. During the next academic year, Mike will be a Graduate Assistant in Mathematics at John Carroll. As a Graduate Assistant, Mike will have a full-tuition scholarship, as well as a salary, during his last year at JCU. In that fifth year, he will take graduate classes exclusively, and will work for 20 hours per week assisting with undergraduate classes and tutoring students in the Mathematics Tutoring Lab.

When not working on his studies, Mike enjoys listening to music and playing games, and is a self-proclaimed “huge Cleveland Cavs fan.” He is also on the JCU cross-country and track teams, and is president of the JCU chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society. During his summers, Mike has been a tutor at the Kumon Math and Reading Center in Mayfield, Ohio.

Mike finds JCU a “very comfortable environment–not too big, not too small–and the faculty is always there to help you.” Mike says that “math has always been the major for me,” as he finds mathematics both interesting and intellectually challenging. His favorite class is Number Theory, because in that class he sees how to apply the math he has learned in other classes to prove basic properties of the integers