Andrew B. Perry | Springfield College

Andrew B. Perry

Andrew B. Perry

Professor of Mathematics
Andrew B. Perry
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1992

Andrew Perry received a PhD in mathematics in 1999 and has been teaching mathematics at Springfield College ever since. His interests include sports analytics, especially the quantitative analysis of strategic decisions in football; the history of mathematics, specializing in early American math textbooks; and mathematics education, with a special interest in reducing math anxiety. Perry was honored to serve as one of the authors of the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework in 2011. He loves to teach, and is constantly looking for ways to help his students succeed. He was the chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science from 2015-2018.

Research Interests
  • Sports analytics
  • History of mathematics
  • Mathematics education
Courses Taught
  • Sports Analytics Seminar
  • Contemporary Applications of Mathematics
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Abstract Algebra
Certifications and Memberships
  • Member, American Mathematics Competitions Advisory Panel
  • Member, History of Mathematics HOMSIGMAA Council

Selected Works


  • The Newest Football Statistics in Football Analytics Research, presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 5, 2017
  • Win Expectation Values and Pete Carroll's Decision to Pass in Super Bowl 49, presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle WA, Jan. 5, 2016


  • Abstract Algebra: Groups, Rings, and Fields, Kendall Hunt, 2004.
  • “Emigration of British Arithmetics to America” , pp. 86-92, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Volume 24, 2011 .
  • “Nicholas Pike's New and Complete Arithmetic” , Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, pp. 233-240, Volume 23, 2010.
  • "Decreasing Math Anxiety in College Students", College Student Journal, Volume 38 (2004), pp. 321-324.