Ian Besse, PhD

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-1498
UC Box: 
A121

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

MATH 125 | Precalculus

MATH 207 | General Elementary Statistics

MATH 301 | Mathematical Modeling

MATH 326 | Introduction to Analysis

MATH 490 | Senior Capstone I

MATH 492 | Senior Capstone II

Education

PhD Applied Mathematical and Computational Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2010

MS, Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2006.

BA, Mathematics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 2000

Publications

I. Besse, and N. Rhee. A Numerical Method for Calculating Minimum Distance to Near Earth Objects. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2013. (under review)

I. Besse, C. Mitchell, T. Hund, and E. Shibata. A computational investigation of cardiac caveolae as a source of persistent sodium current, Frontiers in Physiology, 2011; 2:87.

I. Besse, M. Madsen, D. Bushnell, M. Juweid. Modeling Combined Radiopharmaceutical Therapy: a linear optimization framework, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 2009; 8(1): 51-60.

M. Madsen, D. Bushnell, M. Juweid, Y. Menda, M.S. O'Dorisio, T. O'Dorisio, and I. Besse. Potential Increased Tumor-Dose Delivery with Combined 131I-MIBG and 90YDOTATOC Treatment in Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Theoretic Model, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2006; 47:660-667.

Senior Projects Supervised

Jack McCorkel: Mathematical Modeling of Voter Turnout and Preference (2012 – 2013)

Office Location: 
Price Hall 208 (Forest Grove)
Area of Study I Teach (Undergraduate):