Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University is in full operation during COVID-19 Emergency

Who Will Be My Instructor?


Unlike many other distance education courses, ALL instruction, grading, feedback, and interaction with the students is completed by these qualified instructors listed below. We do not outsource any teaching nor grading duties outside of the U.S.

Robert R. Curtis, Ph.D.

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Robert completed his B.A. with Highest Honors in Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, followed by his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, writing in algebraic geometry. After a five year tenure at San Joaquin Delta College in California, Robert moved to Boston to form an educational web-based software development company.

Robert is the Managing Partner of MathMonkeys, LLC, producers of LiveMath™ and MathEQ™ Software. Robert is the Lead Programmer for these products, concentrating on the Macintosh side, and managing the Windows and Linux programming team.

Robert co-founded the Distance Calculus program in 1997, originally hosted at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert oversees all of the courses, manages all of the administrative processing, manages the instructional team, develops and modifies the curriculum, develops, engineers, and maintains the LiveMath software used in the majority of the courses, and is the primary instructor for these courses:

  • Math 136 - Precalculus with Trigonometry
  • Math 207 - Applied Calculus
  • Math 213 - Calculus I
  • Math 214 - Calculus II
  • Math 317 - Differential Equations
  • Math 331 - Linear Algebra
  • Math 315- Probability Theory
  • Math 351 - Differential Equations