Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (Resource Management)
Neufeld Science Centre A17
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3213


Rick Sutcliffe is a computing scientist, mathematician, author, and columnist. He has written numerous columns, articles, papers and reviews, two textbooks, and a number of novels. He has served on international standards councils as well as church, school, and corporate boards and is a well-known conference and pulpit speaker. He has been professor of mathematics and computing science at Trinity Western University for nearly four decades and previously was a high school teacher, department chair and Vice Principal. He has served the university in numerous roles, including Assistant and Associate Dean of Science, Acting and Interim Dean of Science, Chair of Mathematical Sciences, Computing Science Coordinator, Faculty Association Chair, Chair of the University Senate, member of the Board of Governors, and member of numerous councils, task forces, and committees. He has teaching and research interests in discrete mathematics, combinatorics, graph theory, programming languages, standards, and the ethical and social implications of technology. He is a member of the ACM, CSA, and MAA, and a life member of the IEEE. He has also served his church as Treasurer, Deacon, Elder, and Board Chair. He owns and operates Arjay Enterprises, including consulting, writing, and web hosting/domain services.

Research & Scholarship


  • M.Sc. (Simon Fraser)
  • B.Sc. PDP

Recent Publications

Numerous papers and conference talks, columns, articles, textbooks, and novels.

Affiliations & Memberships

ACM, CSA, MAA, life member of IEEE


  • Discrete and Pure Math
  • Graph Theory
  • Programming Languages
  • Ethical & Social Issues in Technology