Graduate Student Research
Graduate students in the department's Master's program have the option of taking an
oral comprehensive examination or writing a thesis. Students who wish to write a thesis
should speak with the Chair of Graduate Studies during the first year, to make sure that
their plan of study is appropriate.
Many faculty in the department are willing to advice Master's theses; interested students should
consult the list of faculty research interests and contact possible mentors directly.
Recent Master's Theses
Marshall University publishes Master's theses on the ETD web site (through 2011) and the Marshall Digital Scholar website (from 2011 to present).
2016

Melinda Bierhals,
A Generalization of the Difference of Slopes Test to Poisson Regression with ThreeWay Interaction. Advisor: Dr. Laura Adkins
 Jacob E. Fischer,
A Mechanical Investigation of Second Order Homogeneous Dynamic Equations on a Time Scale.
Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence
2015

Alexandria Amity Amorim
Solutions of a Logistic Equation on Varying Time Scales: A Quantitative and Qualitative
Analysis. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.

Jennifer Anderson, Multiplication Rules for Schur and Quasisymmetric Schur Functions.
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Niese
2014
 Evan Boyd, A New Method for Ranking Quarterback Fantasy Performance with Assessment Using Distances Between Rankings, 2014. Advisor: Dr. Laura Adkins.

Molly Kathryn Peterson,
Mechanical Visualization of a Second Order Dynamic Equation on Varying Time Scales, 2014. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Patrick Stewart,
A Generalized Inflated Poisson Distribution, 2014. Advisor: Dr. Avishek Mallick.
2013
 Alaa Elkadry, Transmission Rate in Partial Differential Equation in Epidemic Models, 2013. Advisor: Dr. Anna Mummert.
 Kayode Olumoyin, Solutions of Dynamic Equations on Time Scales with Jumps, 2013. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
2012
 Maggie Chenoweth, A Local Radial Basis Function Method for the Numerical Solution
of Partial Differential Equations, 2012. Advisor: Dr. Scott Sarra.
 Nonhle Channon Mdziniso, Quotients of the betaWeibull Distribution, 2012. Advisor: Dr. Alfred Akinsete.
 Alaeddine Saadaoui, On the Logic of Reverse Mathematics, 2012. Advisor: Dr. Carl Mummert.
2011
 Sher B. Chhetri, Solutions to Dynamic Equations on Varying Times Scales. Mathematics, 2011. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Thomas Cuchta, Infinitesimal Time Scale Calculus, 2011. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Richard Merritt, The Theory of `Art': Qualitative in Nature and Quantitative in Practice, 2011. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Jianan Sun, Statistical Properties of a Convoluted βWeibull Distribution, 2011. Advisor: Dr. Alfred Akinsete.
 Clyde Meador, Numerical Calculation of Lyapunov Exponents for Three Dimensional Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, 2011. Advisor: Dr. Anna Mummert.
2010
 Grace Amusan, The βMaxwell Distribution, 2010. Advisor: Dr. Alfred Akinsete.
 Sydney Thembinkosi Mkhatshwa, Superspreading Events, 2010. Advisor: Dr. Anna Mummert.
 Devon Anne Tivener, Mathematics in Motion: Linear Systems of Autonomous Differential Equations on the Differential Analyzer, 2010. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
2009
 Xun Sun, Twin Solutions of Even Order Boundary Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations and Finite Difference Equations, 2009. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Derek Joseph Sturgill, Variable Shape Parameter Strategies in Radial Basis Function Methods, 2009. Advisor: Dr> Scott Sarra.
 Olusegun Michael Otunuga, Finding Positive Solutions of Boundary Value Dynamic Equations on Time Scale, 2009. Advisor: Dr. Basant Karna.
2008
 Steven Anthony Lacek, Nonpreemptive Shunting in M/M/1 and Dynamic Service Queueing Systems, 2008. Advisor: Dr. Alfred Akinsete.
 Tue Ngoc Ly, Limiting Problems in Integration and An Extension of the Real Numbers System, 2008. Advisor: Dr. Ariyadasa Aluthge.
 Keshav Prasad Pokhrel, A Study of Present Value Maximization of the Monopolist in Time Scales, 2008. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Lin Yuan, Analysis of Listing Price Option on Ebay Market, 2008. Advisor: Dr. Alfred Akinsete.
2007
 Hui Luo, Population Modeling by Differential Equations, 2007. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
2006
 Elizabeth R. Duke, Solving Higher Order Dynamic Equations on Time Scales as First Order Systems, 2006. Advisor: Dr. Bonita A. Lawrence.
 Kelli J. Hall, Dynamic Equations on Changing Time Scales: Dynamics of Given Logistic Problems, Parameterization, and Convergence of Solutions, 2006. Advisor: Dr. Bonita Lawrence
 Christopher Aaron Johnson, Applications of Computational Homology, 2006. Advisor: Dr. Peter Saveliev
 Leslie Lillian Kerns, Geometric Field Stability and Normal Field Curvature of Solution Sets of Ordinary Differential Equations in Two Variables, 2006. Advisor: Dr. Ralph ObersteVorth.
 Shannon Nicole Miller, The Dynamics of Newton's Method on Cubic Polynomials, 2006. Advisor: Dr. Ralph ObersteVorth.
2005
 Diana Elizabeth Fisher, Convergence Analysis of MCMC Method in the Study of Genetic Linkage with Missing Data, 2005. Advisor: Dr. Alfred Akinsete.
 RobRoy Lee Mace, Reduction of the Gibbs Phenomenon Via Interpolation Using Chebyshev Polynomials, Filtering and Chebyshevpade Approximations, 2005. Advisor: Dr. Scott Sarra.
2004
 Nicholas J. Wintz, Eigenvalue Comparisons for An Impulsive Boundary Value Problem with SturmLiouville Boundary Conditions, 2004. Advisor:
Dr. Bonita Lawrence.
 Misty Dawn Wood, A FrenetSerret Apparatus on S^{2}, 2004. Advisor: Dr. Judith Silver
LaTeX classes
The department has a LaTeX class that can be used by students who wish to prepare their theses in
LaTeX.