Ian Besse, PhD
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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 227 | Calculus II
MATH 301 | Mathematical Modeling
MATH 306 | Linear Algebra
MATH 326 | Introduction to Analysis
MATH 405 | Real Analysis
MATH 490 | Senior Capstone I
MATH 492 | Senior Capstone II
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
I. Besse, and N. Rhee. A Numerical Method for Calculating Minimum Distance to Near Earth Objects. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2014; 237: 274-281.
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)
Matthew Morse: Modeling the One-Dimensional Propagation of the Caveolae-Inclusive Cardiac action Potential. (2013-2014)
Eva Forrester: Mathematics of Decision Making (2013-2014)