Curriculum Vitae

Revised 21 January 2014


Contact

Appointments

  • 2011-present, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA
  • 2012-2013, Chair, STEM Division, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA
  • 2006-present, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA
  • 2004-2006, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 USA
  • 2001-2006, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA
  • 1999-2001, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
  • 1996-1999, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
  • 1994-1996, Hanno Rund Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Education

  • Postdoctoral studies, Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1994-1999 (applied dynamical systems and bifurcation theory)
  • Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, August 1994 (partial differential equations)
  • M.A. Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, NC, May 1989 (mathematical logic)
  • B.S. Mathematics, summa cum laude, Southern Scholar, Southern College, Collegedale, TN, May 1987

Advisors

  • Postdoctoral Advisor: J. M. Cushing, Professor of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1994-1999
  • PhD Advisor: Thomas G. Hallam, Professor of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1991-1994
  • Masters Advisor: Joseph R. Shoenfield, Professor of Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1987-1989

Professional Publications

See http://www.andrews.edu/cas/math/research/henson_publications.html, or see attached publication list if you are reading a hard copy.

Invited Professional Talks

See http://www.andrews.edu/cas/math/research/henson_talks.html, or see attached list if you are reading a hard copy.

Plenary Addresses and Invited Workshop Lectures

  • Plenary speaker, Third Annual Celebration of Research, "The Mathematics of Animal Behavior", Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, November 10, 2011.
  • Plenary speaker, 2009 Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, August 26, 2009.
  • Plenary speaker, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 5, 2007
  • Plenary speaker, MAA Sectional Meeting, Saginaw, MI, May 2, 2003
  • Main speaker, Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Summer Conference on Discrete Dynamical Systems and Their Applications to Population Dynamics, University of Wyoming, July 7-18, 2003
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 4th Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, October-November 1994

Popular News Featuring Research

  • Anderson, R. 2008. Order and Chaos: Studying the gulls of Protection Island. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, 16 July, p. A1 and A10.
  • Haight, D. 2006. Andrews students’ gull studies have far reaching effect. Herald-Palladium, 6 October, p. D1
  • Sieber, G. 2004. Interview with J. L. Hayward and S. M. Henson on WTRC radio, 20 January 
  • Meenan, J. 2004. Seabird Ecology Team to study movements of seabirds, seals. South Bend Tribune, 12 January, p. C1-C2
  • Cipra, B. A. 2003. In population dynamics, it's a dogma eat dogma world. In SIAM News, Vol. 36, No. 5, SIAM
  • Cipra, B. A. 1998. Beetlemania: Chaos in Ecology. In What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 4, American Mathematical Society
  • Knight, J. 1997. Boom time for beetles. New Scientist, 29 November, p. 19 

Research Groups

Grants and Fellowships

·  External

  • NSF Grant, 2010-2014, DMS 1022494 RUI: Socially-Induced Ovulation Synchrony in Colonial Seabirds: Mathematical Models and Field Data
  • NSF Grant, 2006-2010, DMS 0613899 RUI: Collaborative Research: Impact of Environmental Disturbance on Animal Behavior: Mathematical Models and Field Populations
  • NSF Grant, 2004-2007, DMS 0414212 Competitive coexistence and life cycle stages
  • NSF Grant, 2003-2009, DUE 0336596 Testing a Model for Attracting Students into STEM: Behavioral Neuroscience at Andrews University
  • NSF Grant, 2003-2006, DMS 0314512 Seabird Habitat Patch Dynamics: Connecting Mathematical Models and Data
  • NSF Grant, 2002-2003, DMS 0210474 QEIB: Stochastic Nonlinear Population Dynamics: Mathematical Models, Biological Experiments, and Data Analyses
  • NSF Grant, 1999-2002, DMS 9973126 Nonlinear Population Dynamics: Mathematical Models, Biological Experiments, and Data Analyses
  • American Fellowship, 1996-1997 (Sarah Berliner Fellowship; granted by the American Association of University Women; full support for one year of research)

·  Internal

  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2013-2014, Paleoecological Reconstruction of Protection Island, Washington (renewal)
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2012-2013, Paleoecological Reconstruction of Protection Island, Washington
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2011-2012, Using Mathematical Models to Predict Haulout Patterns of Marine Iguanas (renewal)
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2010-2011, Using Mathematical Models to Predict Haulout Patterns of Marine Iguanas
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2009-2010, Feathered Oscillators: Reproductive Synchrony in Seabirds
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2008-2009, Feathered Oscillators: Reproductive Synchrony in Seabirds
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2007-2008, Population and Community Ecology of Protection Island, Washington
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2006-2007, Population and Community Ecology of Protection Island, Washington
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2005-2006, Population and Community Ecology of Protection Island, Washington: Using Mathematical Models to Predict Behavior in Seabirds
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2004-2005, Population and Community Ecology of Protection Island, Washington
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2003-2004, Population and Community Ecology of Protection Island, Washington
  • Andrews University Faculty Grant, 2002-2003, Community Ecology of Protection Island, Washington

Editorships

  • Editor, Journal of Biological Dynamics (2006-present)
  • Editor, Natural Resource Modeling (2004-present)
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Difference Equations and Applications (2002-2004)

Guest Editorships

  • Guest Editor (with Jia Li), Journal of Biological Dynamics, special issue in honor of Professor J. M. Cushing, Vol. 3, No. 2-3, March-May 2009
  • Guest Editor (with Azmy Ackleh, Linda Allen, Graciela Canziani, Jia Li, and Zhien Ma), Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, special issue in honor of Professor Thomas Hallam, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2008
  • Guest Editor (with Hal Smith), Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, special issue in honor of Professor J. M. Cushing, Vol. 11, No. 4-5, April 2005

Conferences Organized

  • Special Session on “Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling” at AMS annual meeting, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, January, 2014
  • Mathematics Section Chair, Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters annual meeting, Hope College, Holland, MI, 22 March 2013
  • Special Session on “The Mathematics of Natural Resource Modeling” at AMS annual meeting, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, January, 2013
  • John F. Stout Research Symposium, Biology Department, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, September 26, 2008
  • Minisymposium on "Competition: Data and Theory" at SMB Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, July 25-28, 2004
  • Special Session on "Biological Applications of Dynamical Systems" at AMS sectional meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1-3, 2002
  • Special Session on "PDE Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology" at AMS annual meeting, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, January, 2001
  • Special Session on "Population Dynamics" at Southwestern Regional AMS meeting in Tucson, AZ, November, 1998
  • Minisymposium on "Chaos in Population Dynamics" at annual SIAM meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, July, 1996

Seminars Organized

  • Geology Seminar, Andrews University, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
  • Population Dynamics and Bifurcations, Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary, Fall 1999
  • Dynamics in Populations Seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Fall 1997 - Fall 1998

Workshops Organized

  • Co-organizer, NSF Quantitative Environmental Biology Workshop, Fall 2000

Professional Societies

  • American Mathematical Society 
  • Resource Modeling Association
  • Sigma Xi
  • Pi Mu Epsilon

Advisees

·  Graduate students

  • Danielle L. Burton, MS Mathematics and Science, Andrews University (2011-2013)
  • Libby C. Megna, MS Biology, Andrews University (2010-2012)
  • Brianna G. Payne, MS Biology, Andrews University (2009-2012)
  • Jonathan D. Cowles, MS Biology, Andrews University (2009-2011)
  • Kelly M. McWilliams, MS Biology, Andrews University (2006-2009)
  • Andrea L. Moore, MS Mathematics and Physical Science, Andrews University (2005-2006)
  • Smruti P. Damania, MS Biology, Andrews University (2002-2004)
  • Karl W. Phillips, MS Biology, Andrews University (2002-2004)

 

·  Undergraduate research students

  • Zachary Reichert (2013-present)
  • Ashley Reichert (2013-present)
  • Wadenerson Saint Martin (2013-present)
  • Sumiko Weir (2013-present)
  • WayAnne Watson (2013-present)
  • Craig Dujon (2013-present)
  • Emily Adams (2011-2012)
  • Matthew Chacko (2010-2013)
  • Melissa McCormick (2010-2012)
  • Esther Jackie Diah (2009-2010)
  • Andre Moncrieff (2008-present)
  • Claudia Melgosa, Andrews University (2006-2009)
  • Libby Megna, Andrews University (2006-2010)
  • Brianna Payne, Andrews University (2005-2009)
  • Sheena Lyn, Andrews University (2005-2009)
  • Emmanuel Scott, Andrews University (2007-2008)
  • Amanda Wageman, Andrews University (2006-2007)
  • Erika Tanner, Andrews University (2006-2007)
  • Stefan Smith, Andrews University (2006-2010)
  • Liza Habenicht, Andrews University (2006-2008)
  • Laura Foster, Walla Walla College (2006-2008)
  • Sharon Hodge, Andrews University (2006-2007)
  • Daniel Greene, Andrews University (2006-2008)
  • Michael Scott, Andrews University (2006)
  • Maureen Serem, Andrews University (2005-2007)
  • Rebecca Prouty, Andrews University (2005-2006)
  • Cassaundra Johnson Boothby, Andrews University (2005-2007)
  • Linda Lange, Andrews University (2005)
  • Matthew Sharrock, Andrews University (2004-2005)
  • Chantel Blackburn, Andrews University (2004-2006)
  • Catherine Parris, Andrews University (2003-2005)
  • Christina Burden, Andrews University (2002-2006)
  • Clara Logan, Andrews University (2002-2005)
  • Matthew Meyer, Andrews University (2002-2003)
  • James Reilly, College of William and Mary (2000-2001)
  • Eric Davis, College of William and Mary (2000-2001)
  • Suzanne Robertson, College of William and Mary (2001)
  • Matthew Schu, College of William and Mary (2001)
  • Viva Miller, College of William and Mary (2001)
  • Alice Halloran, University of Arizona (1998-1999)
  • Naoko Nomura, University of Arizona (1998)

Awards

  • Siegfried H. Horn Award for Excellence in Research, Andrews University, 2011
  • J. N. Andrews Medallion, Andrews University, May Graduation 2009
  • Alumnus of the Year Award, Southern Adventist University, October 25, 2007
  • Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award, Andrews University, 2006
  • American Fellowship (Sarah Berliner), American Association of University Women, 1996-1997
  • Hanno Rund postdoctoral appointment, University of Arizona, 1994-1996
  • Senior Graduate Student Research Award, University of Tennessee, 1994
  • Dorothea and Edgar D. Eaves Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, 1993
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Graduate Research Associateship, University of Tennessee, 1992-1994
  • L.P. and Barbara Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke University, 1991
  • L.P. and Barbara Smith Teaching Award, Duke University, 1990
  • Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship, Duke University, 1987-1991
  • Southern Scholar, Southern Adventist University, 1987
  • Senior Mathematics Award, Southern Adventist University, 1987
  • A.G.H. Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Southern Adventist University, 1986
  • Physics Award, Southern Adventist University, 1985
  • Calculus Sequence Award, Southern Adventist University, 1985

Other Professional Activities

  • Consultant and Core Group member, 1995-1996, Southwest Regional Institute in Mathematical Sciences (SWRIMS) NSF-funded project to integrate mathematical research into high school and middle school classrooms and to "establish a vehicle by which secondary and middle school mathematics and science teachers and university faculty members contribute to the professional development of one another"
  • Founder and Former President of Southern Mathematical Society, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN

Department of Mathematics / Andrews University / Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA