College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. (Mathematical Sciences), 2008, Clemson University
M.S. (Mathematical Sciences), 2004, Clemson University
B.A. (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science), 2002, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Dr. Lyle joined Olivet's full-time faculty in 2015. He enjoys teaching a variety of mathematics courses and considers graph theory to be his favorite area of study. Before coming to Olivet, he was a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi for seven years.
His professional accomplishments include the publication of 10 journal articles in the area of graph theory and computer science, in addition to other conference and workshop proceedings. His recent publications include "A Structural Approach for Independent Domination of Regular Graphs," published by Graphs and Combinatorics in 2015, and "A Note on Independent Sets in Graphs with Large Minimum Degree and Small Cliques," published by the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics in 2014.
He and his wife, Tracy, are the parents of three children: Emily, Alex and Austin. One of the ways he enjoys relaxing is playing the harmonica.