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Jeffrey Lawson

Jeffrey Lawson

Professor, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success

College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Computer Science

Contact Information

Email: jlawson@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.2670
Office: 222 Killian Annex Building
Personal Website: https://agora.cs.wcu.edu/~jlawson/
Pronouns: he/him/his

Biography

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

Education

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

Teaching Interests

I am committed to the success of all WCU students, both undergraduate and graduate. 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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