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Nathan MoyerNathan Moyer

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3445
Fax: 509.777.4512
Office Location: Eric Johnston Science Center 215


Ph.D., M.S. Washington State University
B.S. Whitworth University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Lattice-based cryptosystems using algebraic number fields; calculus; math; probability and statistics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


Nathan Moyer, K. Krishnamoorthy, W. Webb. Lattice-based Algorithms for Number Partitioning in the Hard Phase. Discrete Optimization, vol. 9, no. 3 (2012): 159-171.

Connecting Mathematics Students to Philosophy and Faith, Journal of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences. November 2011.

Dissertation: "A Knapsack-type Cryptosystem Using Algebraic Number Rings"



Achieving a Secure Public-Key Cryptosystem with Knapsacks, Faculty Scholarship Forum, Whitworth University, September 27, 2010.

Connecting Students with Philosophy, History, Faith, Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Conference, Westmont University, June 2011.

Introducing Mathematical Philosophy in the Classroom, Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Lexington Kentucky, August 2011.

Modular Arithmetic on Rings of Algebraic Integers, Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Madison Wisconsin, August 2012.

The Making and Breaking of the Knapsack Cryptosystem, The Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium, Gonzaga University, March 2013.



Inquiry Based Learning Small Grant, Association of Inquiry Based Learning, 2012

Outstanding Integration of Vocation in the Classroom, Whitworth University, 2011

Dean's Junior Faculty Award, Whitworth University, 2011

Recipient of the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship from Washington State University, 2006.

Awarded the John A. Carlson Mathematics Award from Whitworth University, 2004.