Sean T. McCulloch

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science


B.A. (Computer Science), B.A. (Mathematics), State University of New York at Geneseo
M.C.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia


Sean McCulloch joined the faculty in 2001, and teaches a wide variety of computer science courses. He participates in for Ohio Wesleyan’s National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that provides summer research opportunities for undergraduate students and high school teachers.

Current Areas of Interest:

  • I maintain the Discussions of NP-Complete Problems site, where I discuss NP-Complete reductions from the point of view of an educator who teaches these kinds of problems in an upper-level Analysis of Algorithms class.
  • I coach the OWU Programming Contest teams, accompanying them to several contests throughout the year.  I also run a local contest here at Ohio Wesleyan each spring.
  • My current research interest is in designing programs to intelligently play "modern" board games, where classical techniques are not appropriate.
  • My previous research topic was in "Shared Shortest Paths"- using game theoretic techniques to investigate a situation in which the cost of a path in a graph could be shared among cooperating agents.
  • For a complete list of publications, see my CV

Outside Interests

  • Strategy games
  • Reading
  • Chasing my two kids around
  • Collecting useless trivia

Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center #388
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3663