Ernest Pyle, PhD

Ernest Pyle


Office Address: NURS 208
Phone: (281) 649-3347
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Director, Pre-Engineering Program
Professor of Mathematics


  • BA in Mathematics, Southern Arkansas University (formerly Southern State College)
  • MS in Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
  • PhD in Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

  • College Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus
  • Calculus I, II, III
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra, Modern Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus, Introduction to Complex Variables
  • Probability and Statistics with Computer Applications
  • Mathematical Topics in Education
  • Senior Seminars (Various Topics)

Teaching Focus

Dr. Pyle's current teaching focus is calculus, probability and statistics, and topics in math education, with computer applications.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Pyle has been recognized by the University for his outstanding teaching several times. He received the Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award in 1997. In 2010 Dr.Pyle was the Piper Nominee from the College of Science and Mathematics.

Additional Information

Dr. Pyle has published papers in the areas of functional analysis and math education. His primary interests at present are in the application of computer technology to the teaching and learning of mathematics. He has been a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society for many years.

While at HBU, Dr. Pyle has served on the Admissions Committee,  the Academic Affairs Committee, the Education Committee, the Library Committee, the Computer Committee, the Professional Growth Committee, the Smith College Curriculum Committee, the Athletics Committee, the Fringe Benefits Committee, the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, various SACS Self-Study Committees, and several search committees.

Dr. Pyle has served as an officer for the Faculty Assembly. He received the Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award for the 1996-97 academic year. He has been the principal investigator for a grant from the Exxon Education Foundation as well as engineering grants from Rockwell, Shell, and Exxon. He is the university's liaison with the engineering departments at Baylor University, the University of Houston, and Texas A&M University.