Duke University, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1988
Duke University, M.A. in Mathematics, 1985
Bethany College, B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science, 1983
Seattle University, Associate Professor, 1997-Present
Acting Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering, Fall 2013
Seattle University, Assistant Professor, 1990-1997
University of Washington, Acting Assistant Professor, 1988-1990
" Continuous and Pulsed Epidemiological Models for Onchocerciasis with Implications for Eradication Strategy," with G. Ledder, R. Bouchet, and J. Thiel, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering,Vol. 15 (4) (2018).
"Weak Reverse Holder Inequalities and Embedding Inequalities for Solutions to the A-Harmonic Equation," with Shusen Ding, Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Series A Theory and Methods,Vol. 51 (5) (2002) pp.783-800.
"An Inverse Problem for an Expanding Heated Tube," Inverse Problems, 13 (1997) pp 843-848.
"Decay Rates for a Two-Dimensional Viscous Ocean of Finite Depth," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 202 (1996) pp. 659-666.
"Large Time Existence for Small Viscous Surface Waves Without Surface Tension," Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 15 (6), (1990) pp. 823-903.
"Higher Order Embeddings for the Composition of the Harmonic Projection and Homotopy Operators," with S. Ding and G. Shi, submitted June 2017.
Directed Student Publications
"Developing and Comparing Numerical Methods of Computing the Inverse Fourier Transform," faculty adviser for Edgar Lobaton, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Mathematics Journal,Vol. 5 (2) (2004).
Research Projects with Undergraduates
"An Epidemiological Model for Zoonoses" with Christine Beal and Hannah Hogness, Fall 2017 -- present.
"The Radon Transform and Medical Imaging," with Charles Rackson, 2013-2014
"Locating Transmission Eigenvalues," with Michelle Nuzman, 2010-2011
"Transmission Eigenvalues," with Nicole Brown, 2008-2009
"The Answer Isn't So Sheer as the Shear Strength Goes to Zero: Fluids Cannot Be Bent," with Dr. Robert Odom and Caitlin McHugh, 2005-2006
"Developing and Comparing Numerical Methods of Computing the Inverse Fourier Transform," with Edgar Lobaton, 2003-2004
"Discrete Transmission Line Modeling," with Rachelle Fletcher, 2002-2003
Recognition and Awards
National Science Foundation ADVANCE-IT grant, 2016 -- present.
Seattle University Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2016 -- Fall 2017.
American Institute of Mathematics grant to continue REUF research project, 2016.
NSF funding to attend REUF workshop, ICERM, Brown University, 2015.
Arline F. Bannnan Chair of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, 2010 -- 2012.
Seattle University Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2007 -- Fall 2008.
Arline F. Bannnan Chair of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, 2002 -- 2004.
Seattle University Sabbatical Leave, Fall 1998 -- Fall 1999.
Seattle University Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1995
Major College and University Service
Scheduling Team, College of Science and Engineering, 2016.
Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering, Fall 2013.
Chair of College of Science and Engineering Personnel Committee, 2012 -- 2013.
College of Science and Engineering Personnel Committee, 2010 -- 2013.
Seattle University Accreditation Steering Committee, 2008 -- 2010.
Satisfaction Improvement Task Force, 2010.
Core Policy Board, 2005 -- 2007.
Sullivan Leadership Award Committee, 1999
Faculty Senate, 1991 -- 1997
Chair of Faculty Senate Subcommittee on Family Leave, 1992 -- 1994.
Major Department Service (since 1999)
Member and/or Chair of at least 28 Pre-tenure, Tenure, and Promotion Review Committees.
Conducted thirteen Peer Reviews of colleagues teaching.
Chair of Mathematics Department, 2003--2007.
Technology Coordinator for Mathematics Department, 1999--2003, 2006--2007, 2008--2011, 2012--2013, 2018--present.
Member of hiring committees, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 20011, 2012, 2013.
Acting Chair of Mathematic Department, Spring 2001.
American Mathematical Society
Association for Women in Mathematics
Association for Women in Science, UW Chapter
Council on Undergraduate Research
Mathematical Association of America
Areas of Particular Teaching Interest
Differential Equations, Modeling with Differential Equations, and Applied Mathematics
Areas of Personal Interest
My husband (John) and children (Emily and Michael), sports, mysteries, cooking
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Seattle Washington, 98122-1090
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