Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, August 1988.
B.S. in Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China, January 1982.


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 - 1988.
Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University, 1982 - 1986.
Instructor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 1982.


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.


  1. 1. Associate Editor, Communications in Pure and Applied Analysis, 2005-present.
  2. 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.
  3. Editor, Dynamical systems and differential equations, Proceedings of the AIMS' 4th International Conference, 2003.
  4. 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.
  5. Scientific Committee, 4th International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, 2001-2002.
  6. Education and Outreach Committee, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, 2001
  7. Session Chair of AMS Session on Differential Equations, at the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, 1995.
  8. 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.


  • University Committee on Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, 2010.
  • Chancellor’s Task Force on Diversity, 2002-2003.
  • Chair of University Calendar Committee, UNCW, 1995.
  • UNCW Faculty Senate (elective), 1998-2007.
  • 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.
  • Committees chaired 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.