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BenU faculty since 2001
Ph.D., University of Michigan (1996)

Courses Taught
Math for Elementary Teachers, Calculus with Analytics, Calculus for Life Sciences, Complex Variables, Mathematical Research

Research Area
hyperbolic manifolds, Kleinian groups, topology, and the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics

Current Research Projects

  • Mathematical Biology: The Dynamics of Gene Regulatory Networks, Epidemiological and Ecological Models Using Impulsive Differential Equations; Low-Dimensional Topology: Knot Theory: (Stick Numbers, Hextile Knot Mosaics), Hyperbolic Manifolds, Kleinian Groups, Complex Dynamics, Spatial Graph Theory; Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education and Course Development

Tim Comar, Ph.D.

Birck 128 | 630-829-6555


Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Associate Dean
(630) 829-6084

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Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-6587

Tonia Rucker
Senior Assistant to the Dean
(630) 829-6187

Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-1933