Adriano MarzulloAdriano Marzullo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Division: General Education
Office location: 36 Roxbury Street, 3rd Floor #33
Phone: 508.373.9780

Professor Adriano Marzullo has been teaching mathematics courses at Becker College since 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics with an emphasis in commutative algebra from the University of Missouri; his dissertation entitled “On the periodicity of the first betti number of the semigroup rings under translations.” Marzullo also received a master of science degree in applied mathematics with an emphasis in commutative algebra from the University of Missouri and a bachelor of science degree in mathematics with an emphasis in algebra from the University of ROMA TRE in Italy.

Prior to joining the Becker College mathematics department, Marzullo received the Department of Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Missouri in 2009 and became an SAS certified base programmer in 2008. As a graduate student he taught college algebra for calculus bound students, analytic geometry and calculus I, and pre-calculus mathematics.

Research Interests

  • Commutative algebra
  • Geometric combinatorics



  • March 13, 2015, Colloquium, Department of Mathematical Science, Central Connecticut State University , New Britain, CT. Title: Sum-Product Estimates and the Discrete Fourier Transform.”
  • November 17, 2012, fall 2012 meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Bridgewater State University, Title: “On the Periodicity of the First Betti Number of the Semigroup Ring Under Translations.”
  • October 1, 2012, Mathematics Seminar, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, Title: On the Periodicity of the First Betti Number of the Semigroup Rings under Translations.

Professional Membership

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Personal Philosophy

“Many people consider mathematics their perfect world, where everything is true or false. Others view it as a game. I personally think of mathematics as a way to build my mind’s strength. So, during my undergraduate years at college one question that kept running through my mind was: which job is so active to allow you to interact with people, to continuously challenge your mind and give you the possibility to gift someone with something special?”

“Teaching mathematics and doing research in mathematics was the answer. I do believe that teaching is not a passive job, where you walk in the class room, you repeat your lesson, and then walk out. In particular, teaching mathematics is about giving all your effort to try to make your students not only understand but also succeed, and caring about your students.”






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