Thomas LoFaro is the Clifford M. Swanson Professor of Mathematics. Tom earned his B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Boston University in 1994 under the direction of Professor Nancy Kopell. His research interests are in dynamical systems and their applications to mathematical biology. He has published papers in a wide variety of biological disciplines including neuroscience, population dynamics, and genetics. He is currently collaborating with 2011 Nobel Conference Presenter Professor Paul Glimcher of New York University on dynamic normalization models of choice behavior.
Tom also has a long history of involvement in differential equations education issues. He was the Principal Investigator of the NSF supported IDEA project (http://www.sci.wsu.edu/idea/), he has written for and reviewed several differential equations textbooks, and is currently involved in the NSF funded CODEE project (http://www.codee.org/) for whom he has conducted two mini-courses at the MAA Annual meeting.
When not teaching or doing mathematics Tom might be found fly fishing for trout in Montana, New Zealand, Missouri, ....
Ph.D. Boston University, 1994
MCS-221 (Linear Algebra), MCS-230 (App Math Phy/Engineerng), MCS-231 (Math Methods in Bio), and PHY-230 (Applied Mathematics for Physics and Engineering)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|MCS-121||Calculus I||17||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, and 2000/FA|
|MCS-122||Calculus II||8||2013/FA, 2009/FA, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2003/SP, and 2002/SP|
|PHY-230||Applied Mathematics for Physics and Engineering||8||2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, and 2002/SP|
|MCS-253||Differential Equations||7||2010/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, and 2001/SP|
|MCS-358||Math Model Building||6||2014/JN, 2012/JN, 2010/JN, 2008/JN, 2006/JN, and 2004/JN|
|MCS-119||Calculus with Precalculus Review 1B||5||2012/SP, 2010/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2008/SP|
|MCS-357||Dynamical Systems||4||2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2008/FA, and 2006/FA|
|MCS-350||Honors Thesis||3||2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP|
|FTS-100||First Term Seminar||3||2011/FA, 2005/FA, and 2002/FA|
|MCS-118||Calculus with Precalculus Review 1A||3||2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA|
|MCS-353||Applied Analysis||3||2003/FA, 2002/FA, and 2000/FA|
|MCS-221||Linear Algebra||2||2013/FA and 2001/FA|
|MCS-321||Elementary Theory of Complex Variables||2||2011/SP and 2009/SP|
|MCS-268||Career Exploration||2||2008/JN and 2004/JN|
|MCS-300||Mathematics Seminar||2||2005/SP and 2002/SP|
|MCS-222||Multivariable Calculus||2||2002/FA and 2002/SP|
|MCS-115||The Nature of Math||1||2012/FA|
|MCS-177||Introduction to Computer Science I Lab||1||2012/SP|
|PHY-370||Advanced Math Methods||1||2007/SP|
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