Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University,
B.S. in Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology,
China, January 1982.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
BRIDGES, Academic Leadership for Women, UNC Chapel Hill,
Class of 1999.
Department Chair, Mathematics and Statistics,
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, July 2000 – June 2007.
Interim Department Chair, Mathematics and Statistics, University
of North Carolina at Wilmington, January 2000 – July 2000.
Assistant Chair, Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, UNCW, 1998, 1999.
Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
1997 - Present.
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at
Wilmington, 1994 - 1997.
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at
Wilmington, 1990 - 1994.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina
at Wilmington, 1988 - 1990.
Instructor, North Carolina State University, 1986 -
Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University,
1982 - 1986.
Instructor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
AREA OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
Real and Functional Analysis, Ordinary and Partial Differential
Equations, Dynamical Systems and Traveling Wave Solutions, Reaction-diffusion
Systems with Time Delays, Mathematical modeling in Chemistry, physiology,
Biology and Ecology.
EDITORSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
1. Associate Editor,
Communications in Pure and Applied Analysis, 2005-present.
Issue Editor (with
Professor Zhaosheng Feng), on a Theme Issue “Dynamical Systems
and Applications in Engineering and Biology”, Discrete and Continuous
Dynamical Systems - Series S, 2008-2010.
Editor, Dynamical systems
and differential equations, Proceedings of the AIMS' 4th International
Organizer of the special
session titled "Reaction Diffusion, Wave Propagation, and Mathematical
Biology" at the Fifth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts (WCNA-2008),
held in Orlando, Florida, July 2-9, 2008.
4th International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential
Education and Outreach
Committee, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute,
Session Chair of AMS
Session on Differential Equations, at the Annual Meeting of the American
Mathematical Society, 1995.
Referee for National
Science Foundation, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications,
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Royal Society of Edinburgh Proceedings,
Zentralblatt fur Mathematik - Mathematics Abstracts, Discrete and
Continuous Dynamical Systems, Communications on Applied Nonlinear
Analysis, Mathematical and Computer modeling, Proceedings of World
Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Computers and Mathematics.
SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT
on Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, 2010.
Task Force on Diversity, 2002-2003.
Chair of University
Calendar Committee, UNCW, 1995.
UNCW Faculty Senate
UNCW Graduate Council
(elective), 1999, 2000.
Committee service at
UNCW since 1992: Committee for Faculty Scholarship Award; University
Calendar Committee; Committee for Board of Trustee's Teaching Excellence
Award; the Academic Standards Committee; Chancellor's Hearing Panel;
Faculty Senate's Task Force on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure;
Faculty Senate Evaluation Committee; Faculty Senate Research Committee,
Board of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
or served in Department of mathematics and Statistics since 1990:
Executive Committee (elective), Budget Committee, Personnel Committee,
Faculty Committee, Post Tenure Review Committee (elective), Graduate
Advisors Committee, Senior Members Committee, Peer Observation Committee.