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Jeffrey Lawson

Jeffrey Lawson

Professor, Graduate Program Director

College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Computer Science

Contact Information

Email: jlawson@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3831
Office: 426 Stillwell Building
Personal Website: paws.wcu.edu/jlawson
Pronouns: he/him/his

Biography

Dr. Lawson is Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science. He has previously served as Department Head and Associate Department Head. He held previous positions at Trinity University and Wake Forest University, as well as visiting positions at University of Surrey, Caltech, Fields Institute, and St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Education

  • Ph D, North Carolina State University, Mathematics
  • MS, University of Colorado at Boulder, Applied Mathematics
  • BS, Georgia Institute Technology-Main Campus, Physics

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching pure and applied mathematics at all levels, from first-year students to graduate students. I embrace the opportunity to share with all my students the beauty of geometry and the utility of mathematical modeling.

Research Interests

Differential geometry, symplectic geometry, and geometric mechanics, with applications in classical mechanics and field theories. Mathematical modeling in physics, engineering, and biology. The teaching and learning of mathematics.

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