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Maureen M. Morton, Ph.D.


Obtain fulltime position or summer externship in applied mathematics research at a company or laboratory. Apply creative, analytical, mathematical modeling and generalized problem-solving techniques to patterns in scientific and engineering systems. Strengths and experience in:

  • Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing
  • Mathematics Research applied to
    Plasma Physics, Agriculture, & Biology
  • 3 Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
  • Big-picture and detail-oriented thinker
  • Team and independent worker

Professional Experience

Mathematics Instructor (Adjunct) Aug 2013-Present

Stark State College, North Canton, OH

  • Courses taught (6-8/yr): Trigonometry, College Algebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Math for Technology
  • Designed and taught Matchless Measures math workshop for Kids’ College (Jun 2014)
  • Envisioned and implemented Your Story, Your Community, Your College, a bi-semester community-building program for students, faculty, and staff (Jul 2014-Present)

    Short-term Contract and/or Grant Work, 2010-2013
    Russian Language Instructor (Kent State University, Kent, OH, Aug 2010-May 2011); AmeriCorps Member (Ravenna, OH, Sep 2011-Sep 2012); Long-term Substitute Teacher (Emmanuel Childcare, Massillon, OH, Apr 2013-Jul 2013)
    Mathematics Graduate Research Assistant & Instructor, Aug 2004-Jun 2010

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Conducted original research to improve numerical methods for scientific computing with applications such as biology (summer 2005, summer 2006), optics (Jan 2007-Dec 2007), plasma physics fusion energy (Jan 2008-Jun 2010)
  • Co-authored two peer-reviewed journal articles (published 2011, 2014)
  • Courses taught (3/yr): College Algebra, Survey of Calculus I/II; Courses tutored: developmental, Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Analysis

    Visiting Mathematics Research Scholar, Mar 2009-Jun 2009

    Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Conducted collaborative interdisciplinary research (mathematics & physics) at the long program on Quantum and Kinetic Transport: Analysis, Computations, and New Applications
  • Presented research results at Culminating Workshop
  • Agriculture Research Assistant, May-Aug 2000, Jan-May 2004; Jul-Aug 2005

    Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Lab, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Horticulture and Crops & Soil Sciences Departments, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    • Collected and analyzed data; prepared reports
    • Initiated and established protocol for mathematical modeling for laboratory
    • Co-authored peer-reviewed journal article (published 2008)
    • Supervised assistant; served as liaison between university and farmers


    Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics Jun 2010

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Dissertation Title: Integral Deferred Correction Methods for Scientific Computing
  • Dissertation Advisor: Andrew J. Christlieb
  • B.A. in Mathematics/Russian Language & Literature, May 2003

    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    Awards & Service

    Recreational Coordinator for Adults & Teens with Developmental Disabilities, Sep 2011-Sep 2012

    POWERcorps, a program of Family & Community Services and Portage County Board of DD, Ravenna, OH

  • Planned and implemented recreational, social, and educational activities for adult and teen consumers in groups of 6 – 40
  • >900 hours AmeriCorps service
  • Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling Workshop Travel Grant, Summer 2006

    Center for Research in Scientific Computation, Raleigh, NC

  • Presented team-based project
  • Co-authored technical report

    Mathematical Biology Travel Grant, Summer 2005

    Park City Mathematics Institute, Park City, UT

  • Presented team-based project

    First Place, Russian Language Essay Contest (Nonheritage Fourth Year), 2003

    American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)

    National Merit Scholarship, Aug 1999 – May 2003

    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


    A high order time splitting method based on integral deferred correction for semi-Lagrangian Vlasov simulations. A. Christlieb, W. Guo, M. Morton, and J.-M. Qiu. J. Comp. Phys., v 267, pp 7-27, 2014

    Semi-implicit integral deferred correction constructed with additive Runge-Kutta methods. A. Christlieb, M. Morton, B. Ong, and J.-M. Qiu. Commun. Math. Sci., v 9(3), pp 879-902, 2011

    Seed priming of winter annual cover crops improves germination and emergence. S. Snapp, R. Price, and M. Morton. Agronomy Journal, v 100, pp 1506-1510, 2008

    Analysis of biological interaction networks for drug discovery. A. Baker, M. Jung, C. Lee, I. Maslova, M. Morton, J. Wang. CRSC Technical Report: CRSC-TR06-23, pp 119-157. Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students, Center for Research in Scientific Computation, Raleigh, NC, 2006

    Invited & Contributed Talks

    High order split integral deferred correction methods for Vlasov equations. (Invited). SIAM Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Jul 2010

    Higher order split integral deferred correction methods for
    partial differential equations
    . (Contributed). AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, Jan 2010

    Integral deferred correction methods for multi–scale problems. (Invited). Colorado School of Mines: Mathematical and Computer Sciences Colloquium, Golden, CO, Oct 2009

    Arbitrary order semi-implicit methods and extension to
    asymptotic preserving framework
    . (Contributed). Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics: Culminating Workshop, Lake Arrowhead, CA, Jun 2009

    Efficient higher order semi-implicit time integration with integral deferred correction and additive Runge–Kutta. (Contributed). SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Miami, FL, Mar 2009