Two long-term faculty retire

May 10, 2010

One long-term member of the department faces his pending retirement in May, while another retired in 2008.

Dr. Gerald Jungck will be retiring in May after more than 50 years with Bradley University. He began teaching at Bradley in 1959 when many current faculty were in grade school or not even born. Following two terms as chair and two reconstructions of Bradley Hall, Jungck will get a well-deserved respite from the rigors of everyday faculty life.

In addition to being loved by thousands of students for his dedication to teaching and enthusiasm for mathematics, Jungck has been widely recognized for his mathematical research on fixed-point theory. He won Bradley’s Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award and a Caterpillar Professorship. 

Read more about Jungck in the Spring 2008 issue of Bradley Hilltopics at

Professor John Haverhals retired from Bradley in 2008 after more than 45 years of service on the Hilltop. Recent graduates know him as the founder and sustainer of the department’s ASM (actuarial science-mathematics) program, but all of his contributions to the department, University, and community have been major and ongoing.

Haverhals helped design the rebirth of general education Math 101 and served on the University Senate and as the University Academic Ombudsman. He also served as the chair of the Illinois section of the Mathematical Association of America. For these efforts and others, Haverhals was awarded the Francis C. Mergen Award for Public Service at Bradley and a distinguished service award by the Mathematical Association of America.