Chin-Yi Jean Chan

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Central Michigan University

Office: PEARCE 206 D
Contact: Phone (989) 774-3688; and Email

Mail address:
Department of Mathematics
Pearce 214
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

B.S. in Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1992
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Utah, 2000; under supervision of Professor Paul C. Roberts

A brief bio:
2000 - 2003, Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University
2003 - 2007, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
2006 - 2008, Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University
2008 - 2014, Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University
2014 - present, Associate Professor, Central Michigan University

Currently Serving As

Mathematics Department Colloquium Coordinator
-- Please contact me if you are interested in inviting a colloquium speaker or volunteering to speak
MTH 130 Pre-calculus Course Coordinator
--Instructors: please contact me directly or see BLACKBOARD Mth_demo for course information and instructions
Academic Senate University Library Committee Secretary
Academic Senate University General Education Committee


Fall 2021:
MTH 133, Calculus II
MTH 625, Abstract Algebra II -- Module and Field Theory; Textbook: Abstract Algebra by Dummit and Foote

Spring 2022:
MTH 133, Calculus II
MTH 623, Abstract Algebra I -- Group and Ring Theory; Textbook: Abstract Algebra by Dummit and Foote

Students will look up CMU BLACKBOARD for office hours, course information and policy.


The Shape of Hilbert-Kunz Functions,
to appear Assoc. Women Math. Ser. Springer, 51 pp

An Illustrated View of Differential Operators Of A Reduced Quotient of an Affine Semigroup Ring,
(with Christine Berkesch, Patricia Klein, Laura F. Matusevich, Janet Page and Janet Vassilev) to appear Assoc. Women Math. Ser. Springer, 40 pp

The Cone Spanned by Maximal Cohen-Macaulay Modules,
(with Kazuhiko Kurano) Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 368 (2016) 939 - 964

Hilbert-Kunz Functions over Rings Regular in Codimension One,
(with Kazuhiko Kurano) Comm. Algebra 44 ( 2016) 141 - 163

A Construction of Regular Magic Squares of Odd Order,
(with Meera G. Mainkar, Sivaram K. Narayan and Jordan D. Webster) Linear Algebra Appl. 457 (2014) 293 - 302

A Note on Reductions of Monomial Ideals in k[x,y]_(x,y),
(with Jung-Chen Liu) Contemporary Math. 555 (2011) 1-34

A Riemann-Roch Formula for the Blow-up of a Nonsingular Affine scheme,
(with Claudia Miller) J. Algebra 332 (2009) 3003 - 3025

Multigraded Cohen-Macaulay Modules
(with Christine Cumming and Tai Huy Ha) Illinois J. Math. 52 (2008) 1147 - 1163.

Buchsbaum-Rim Multiplicity as Hilbert-Samuel Multiplicity,
(with Jung-Chen Liu and Bernd Ulrich) J. Algebra 319 ( 2008) 4413 - 4425

Module Structure of an Injective Resolution,
(with I-Chiau Huang) Communications in Algebra 35 (2007) 3713 - 3750

The equivalence of Hilbert Polynomials and Chern Polynomials over Projective Spaces,
Illinois J. Math. 48 no.2 (2004) 451-462

An Intersection Multiplicity in Terms of Ext-modules
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 130 (2002) 327-336

Filtrations of Modules, the Chow Group, and the Grothendieck Group,
J. Algebra 219 (1999) 330-344


I was a co-organizer of the following conferences:
Conference on Combinatorial Designs and Graph Theory -- in Honor of Mohan Shrikhande
October 10, 2015, Central Michigan University.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra at 2011 AMS Fall Western Section Meeting
October 22 - 23, 2011, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Homological Conjecture in Commutative Algebra -- in Honor of Paul C. Roberts' 60th Birthday.
May 18 - 19, 2006 at Snowbird, Utah. This conference is sponsored by NSF, NSA and the University of Utah.
A Conference Report by Anurag Singh. A Poster designed by Borch Lin and C-Y. Jean Chan.
Arkansas Annual Spring Lecture Series
Year 2005 Recent Developments in Tight Closure , April 14 - 16, 2005 at Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Schedule and Public Lecture. This conference is sponsored by NSA and the University of Arkansas.

Inspiration Point

Department of Mathematics

Central Michigan University