David McMorris

Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in the Department of Mathematics.  I work with  Dr. Glenn Ledder on problems in mathematical biology and optimal control theory.  I earned my BS in mathematics from Hope College and my MS in mathematics from UNL.  Outside of school I enjoy running and cycling and lots of coffee. 

Teaching

Below is a list of the courses I have taught at UNL.  I was instructor of record unless otherwise indicated.

Previously Taught

  • Math 302 - 001 (Math Modeling for Elementary Education Majors), Spring 2020
  • Math 104 - 009/601 (Applied Calculus), Fall 2019
  • Math 302 - 001 (Math Modeling for Elementary Education Majors), Spring 2019
  • Math 106 - 180/181 (Calculus 1 Lecture/Recitation), Fall 2018
  • Math 203 - 006 (Contemporary Mathematics), Spring 2018
  • Math 103 - 010 (College Algebra and Trigonometry), Fall 2017
  • Math 301 - 501 (Geometry for Elementary Education Majors), Summer 2017
  • Math 302 - 001 (Math Modeling for Elementary Education Majors), Spring 2017
  • Math 103 - 010 (College Algebra and Trigonometry), Fall 2016
  • Math 101 - 503 (College Algebra), Summer 2016
  • Math 101 - 006 (College Algebra), Spring 2016
  • Math 101 - 010 (College Algebra), Fall 2015
  • (TA) Math 106 - 512 (Calculus 1 Recitation), Summer 2015
  • (TA) Math 107 - 325 (Calculus 2 Recitation), Spring 2015
  • (TA) Math 106 - 554 (Calculus 1 Recitation), Fall 2014
  • (TA) Math 106 - 652 (Calculus 1 Recitation), Fall 2014

Research

I am primarily interested in mathematical biology with a current focus on applications of control theory to plant life history and ecology. I am also interested in scientific computing and computational fluid dynamics.

Publications

  1. D. McMorris, P. Pearson, and B. Yurk, A modified wavelet method for identifying transient features in time signals with applications to bean beetle maturation. Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, 10(1) (2016), 21-42.

Presentations

Contact


  • Address

    Department of Mathematics
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    327 Avery Hall
    P.O. Box 880130
    Lincoln, NE 68588
  • Email

    david.mcmorris[at]huskers.unl.edu