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Faculty Directory » Ben Levy


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm and Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Edgerly 301F
Phone: 978-665-3674

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)


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:

Levy, B., Lenhart, S., Collins, C., and Stiver, W. Evidence for Multiple Transmission Routes for Pseudorabies in Wild Hogs. Submitted to Mathematics of Planet Earth Special Edition on Infectious Disease Modeling January 2019.

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

Levy, B., Edholm, C., Lenhart, S., Gaoue, O., Kgosimore, M., Lungu, E., Nyabadza, F. and Marijani, T. 2017. Modeling the Role of Public Health Education in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks in Sudan. Infectious Disease Modeling.

Levy, B., Collins, C., Lenhart, S. and Stiver, W. 2017. Evaluating Wild Hog Preferences to Guide Control Strategies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Natural Resource Modeling.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)
  • Southern African Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA)