Shandelle M. Henson

Shandelle M. Henson

Title: Chair, Department of Mathematics
Office Location: Haughey Hall 120
Phone: (269) 471-3423

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Ph.D. University of Tennessee
M.A. Duke University
B.S. Southern Adventist University


Shandelle Henson is an applied mathematician and ecologist. She uses dynamical systems theory to describe, explain, and predict the dynamics of ecological systems and animal behavior. She involves undergraduate and graduate students in every aspect of her research through the interdisciplinary Seabird Ecology Team, a research group funded by the National Science Foundation.

Shandelle enjoys backpacking and hiking with her ecologist husband, Jim Hayward. She is also a trail runner.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Dynamical Systems and bifurcation theory, with applications to animal behavior and population ecology.