Melissa S. Keranen

Melissa S. Keranen


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  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Study
  • PhD, Mathematics, Michigan Technological University


Melissa Keranen was born and raised in Calumet, MI. She came to Michigan Technological University in 1997 as an undergraduate student, and has been here ever since. In 2006, she accepted a position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests include combinatorial designs and graph decompositions. She also enjoys teaching students at all levels, and regularly teaches Calculus and Introduction to Cryptography.

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial designs
  • Graph decompositions
  • Graph colorings