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Advisor for Applied Mathematics, M.S. and for Mathematics Minor, Assistant Professor
Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
Current:
Math 302, Ordinary Differential Equations II
Bio 307, Research Skills
Phys 308, Introductory Mathematical Physics
Previous:
Math 476, Choas and Dynamical Systems
Math 471, Introduction to Stochastic Models
Math 370, Mathematical Modeling in the Natural Sciences
Math 303, Partial Differential Equations
Math 301 Ordinary Differential Equations I
Math 275, Applied and Computational Statistics
Math 251, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
Math 167, Business Calculus I
Research Interests 
My research is in mathematical modeling. In particular, I work in dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, combustion theory, and resource modeling. I also have spent a lot of time on developing pedagogical methods to help with the success of underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields.
Education 

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
B.A., Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Additional Information 

Student Researchers:

Current Undergraduate Projects:

Stochastic Model of Sulfur Dioxide and Lava Flow for Nyamuragira.  Irvin Garcia, Carly Hall, James Beer, and Ricardo Juarez

Current Graduate Students:

Patrick Quaid – Statistical Analysis of the Advantage of Southpaws in MMA

Anila Ajdini – Monte Carlo Simulations of European Calls

Alex De Groh – SIR Model Used for Social Diseases

Past Graduate Students:

Amber Gehring – The Effect of Treatment on Metastasized Lung Cancer: Comparison of Growth Rates (2013)

Ramon Vela – KAM Phenomenon in the Rocking Block Model (2014)

Grants:

Advisory, Mentor for Mathematics Modeling Minor, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2018.

Mathematics Curriculum Development, NSF-IUSE Grant, Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum, 2014-2018.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $5,000, Research Community Award, 2014.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM undergraduate and graduate students’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2014.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,000, Committee on Organized Research Award, 2014.
 

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