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Faculty Directory » Ben Levy

Mathematics

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Monday and Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: EDG 301F
Phone: (978) 665-3674
Email: blevy1@fitchburgstate.edu
Website: http://www.benjaminlevymath.com

Courses Taught:

Precalculus (MATH 1300)
Freshman Seminar in Math (MATH 1850)
Calculus I (MATH 2300)
Linear Algebra (MATH 2600)
Methods of Applied Math (MATH 3500)
Operations Research (MATH 4400)

Education:

Ph. D., University of Tennessee. 2016.
M.S., University of Tennessee. 2013.
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College. 2008.

Research Interests:

Mathematical Biology
Infectious Disease Modeling
Population Modeling
Distribution Modeling
Statistical Modeling
Undergraduate Education

Current Projects:

Assessing threats to diamondback terrapins in a Carolina salt marsh
Faculty mentor for the Nashua River Summer Research Experience
Modeling feral hogs (wild boar) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 

Representative Publications:

Collins, C. et al. "Evidence for Multiple Transmission Routes for Pseudorabies in Wild Hogs." Mathematics of Planet Earth Special Edition on Infectious Disease Modeling, January 2019.

Levy, B. and Odoi, A. "Exploratory Investigation of Region Level Risk Factors of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa." PeerJ, 2018.

Edholm, C. et al. "Modeling the Role of Public Health Education in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks in Sudan." Infectious Disease Modeling, 2017.

Collins, C., et al. "Evaluating Wild Hog Preferences to Guide Control Strategies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park." Natural Resource Modeling, 2017.

Professional Affiliations:

MAA - Mathematical Association of America
AMS - American Mathematical Society
SMB - Society for Mathematical Biology
SAMSA - Southern African Mathematical Sciences Association