Ryan Loga, PhD

Ryan Loga

Mathematics & Physical Science
Assistant Professor
2 years

More on Extension (I work with Matrix Weights)

Mathematical Poetry and other Mathematical Writing

Using Mathematics to understand the Bible and Spirituality.

Ph. D Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2016
Emphasis: Analysis
Dissertation Topic: Extension Theorems on Sobolev Space

M.S. Mathematics (Concurrent Masters), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014

B.S. Mathematics, Southern Adventist University, 2010, Cum Laude

A.S. Engineering Studies, Southern Adventist University, 2010

“What is Math – A Poem,” Journal for Humanistic Mathematics

“A Journey Toward Understanding Extension Theorems on Sobolev Space.” Andrews Research Conference, 2017

SWAU Sicher Research Grant, 2017

Secretary, University of Tennessee Knoxville Chapter, Adventist Christian Fellowship, 1 year

Officer, Math Club, Southern Adventist University

Graduate Teaching Associate, 5 years

Secretary, University of Tennessee Knoxville Chapter, Adventist Christian Fellowship, 1 year

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1 year

Southern Adventist University Mathematics Tutor and Grader, 2 years

Southern Adventist University Service Department Worker and Supervisor, 5 years

Pathfinder and Counselor, 8 years and 4 years respectively

College Algebra


Basic Calculus

Calculus I

Calculus II

Calculus III (Multivariable Calculus)

Differential Equations

Logic and Set Theory

Modern Algebra

Advanced Calculus/Intro to Analysis

Ryan grew up in the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist community outside of Chattanooga, TN. He was a pathfinder and then counselor from 5th grade until he graduated college. Ryan was invested with his Master Guide at age 17. He attended Southern Adventist University from 2006 to 2010, which is where he feels he truly blossomed and developed his passion in life. Ryan summarizes this in three major highlights: earned a B.S. in Mathematics and decided to go on to graduate school, developed and pursued an interest in creative writing through poetry, and met his future wife, Amanda. In graduate school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Ryan became very involved with Adventist Christian Fellowship, an organization that focuses on ministering to Adventist students on public campuses. He also taught himself to play the guitar during this time. After graduating with his Ph.D. he was offered a job here at SWAU.  Ryan and his wife live in the area with two cats: Sir Baxter and Lady Celeste. He also has a life-long love of video games, board games, card games, fantasy literature, hiking, camping, and learning as much as he can. In keeping with that hobby, Ryan is currently taking Greek here at SWAU.