Phil Marcus

Affiliate Instructor

Bradley Hall 442
(309) 677-4853

Ph.D., Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology


While a graduate student at Illinois Institute of Technology, Phil Marcus sang with Chicago Symphony Chorus from 1960 to 1966. After retiring as Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Eureka College, where he also served as chair of the interdisciplinary freshman Western Civilization course and as a member of the Eureka College Chorale, Dr. Marcus has been teaching part-time at Bradley. After teaching Introductory Statistics over and over again, he has become reasonably good at it. He is also a long-time member (since 1979) of the Bradley Community Chorus.


  • 1958 Undergraduate teaching assistant, University of Chicago
  • 1960-1961 Teaching assistant, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 1961-1962 Instructor of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1962-1966 Instructor of Mathematics, De Paul University, Illinois
  • 1966-1970 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Shimer College, Illinois
    • Chair of Natural Science  1967-8, 1969-70 
    • Director, Shimer-in-Oxford Program 1968-9
  • 1970-1976  Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Indiana University at South Bend
  • 1976-1977  Instructor of Statistics, University of Kentucky
  • 1977-1979  Associate Professor of Mathematics, Christian Brothers College, Tennessee
  • 1979-1998  Associate Professor, then Full Professor of Mathematics, Eureka College, Illinois
    • Chair, freshman Western Civilization, 1991-1997


In January 2011, I gave a talk at the annual meeting of the American Mathematical Society on a better way to teach Introductory Statistics


Longtime member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America