Meredith Greer

Meredith L. Greer

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Associations

Mathematics

Hathorn Hall, Room 205

207-786-6283mgreer@bates.edu

About

Meredith Greer joined the Bates Mathematics Department in 2002. She teaches courses including Mathematical Models in Biology, Agent-Based Modeling with NetLogo, Calculus, Mathematics Across the Sciences, Introduction to Abstraction, Real Analysis, Senior Seminar, and more. Research projects have included the spread of H1N1 influenza and mumps on college campuses; conspiracy theory modeling; oscillation in historical smallpox data; effects of Gloeotrichia echinulata on lake eutrophication; dynamics of softball pitching; prion proliferation; collaborations between mathematics and other courses (including rhetoric and biology) for student engagement and new understandings; a course on precalculus-level mathematics topics motivated by scientific applications; and development of math epidemiology teaching materials for undergraduates.

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Research Interests

  • The spread of H1N1 influenza and mumps on college campuses
  • Conspiracy theory modeling
  • Oscillation in historical smallpox data
  • Effects of Gloeotrichia echinulata on lake eutrophication
  • Collaborations between mathematics and other courses (including rhetoric and biology) for student engagement and new understandings
  • A course on precalculus-level mathematics topics motivated by scientific applications
  • Development of math epidemiology teaching materials for undergraduates
  • Dynamics of softball pitching
  • Prion proliferation

Publication details are available here.

Courses Taught

  • MATH 102: Mathematics Across the Sciences
  • MATH 105: Calculus I
  • MATH 110: Great Ideas in Mathematics
  • MATH 205: Linear Algebra
  • MATH 206: Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 219: Differential Equations
  • BI/MA 255A: Mathematical Models in Biology
  • MATH 255B: Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 255F: Agent-Based Modeling with NetLogo
  • MATH 301: Real Analysis
  • MATH 395E: Wavelets and Their Applications (Senior Seminar)
  • MATH 495J: Advanced Topics in Biomathematics (Senior Seminar)
  • MATH s21: Introduction to Abstraction
  • MATH s45K: Roller Coasters: Theory, Design, and Properties
  • FYS 405: Zombies: Can Math Help? (First Year Seminar)
  • BSAG 010: Culture, Controversy, Cryptography, Calculus (Fall Semester Abroad in Berlin)

Education

  • BA in Mathematics, University of Delaware
  • MS and PhD in Mathematics, Vanderbilt University