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Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Edgerly Hall 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:

Collins, C., et al. (2017). Evaluating Wild Hog Preferences to Guide Control Strategies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Natural Resource Modeling, 30(3).

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

Edholm, C. et al. (2017). Modeling the Role of Public Health Education in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks in Sudan. Infectious Disease Modeling, 2(3), 323-340

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

Professional Affiliations:

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