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Dr. Mark Farris

Fax
(940) 397 4442
Title
Professor
Department
Mathematics
Location
Bolin Hall
Room
118J
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Rice University Ph.D. 1980
Rice University B.A. 1976
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Professor 01/01/2012
Midewstern State University Professor and Honors Program Director 08/23/2004 12/31/2011
Midwestern State University Professor 06/01/2002 08/22/2004
Midwestern State University Associate Professor 08/01/1992 05/31/2002
Hardin-Simmons University Associate Professor 08/01/1987 06/01/1992
Texas A&M University Assistant Professor 08/01/1983 06/01/1987
Institute for Advanced Studies Member 09/01/1982 06/30/1983
Princeton University Instructor 09/01/1980 05/31/1982

Refereed Publications:

 

With J. Gresham, B. Bowles, M. Gibson, K. Robinson, & J. Felts (2012) “Death-planning for the inevitable: a hybrid honors course:, Honors In Practice, 8(2012), 43-54.

 

With P. Mitchell, “Bounding the Smarandache Function”, Smarandache Notions Journal, Vol 13(2001), http:// www. gallup.unm..edu/~smarandache/math.htm

 

With F. Farassat, “The Mean Curvature of the Influence Surface of a Wave Equation with Sources on a Moving Surface”, Math. Meth. Appl. Sci., 22, 1485-1503(1999)

 

“Software in Introductory Differential Equations”, Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 13(2), 1997

 

"Egorov's theorem on a manifold with diffractive boundary", Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 6(6), 1981

 

Other Publications:

 

“The Graphing Calculator as a Learning Tool”, Proc. of 14th Annual Conf. on Technology in Collegiate Education, to appear

 

“Aeroacoustics”, MSU Faculty Papers Series 3 Vol XIV, 2001

 

“Coping with Multiple Calculator Models in College Algebra”, Electronic Proceedings of the 13th annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 2001,  http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/

 

With F. Farassat, “Acoustic Energy Estimates in Inhomogeneous Moving Media”, 137th ASA/EAA Forum Acusticum 1999, Berlin, Germany, March 14-20, 1999

 

 

With F. Farassat, “Acoustic Energy Estimates in Inhomogeneous Moving Media”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol 105, No. 2, Pt. 2, February 1999

 

"Creating your own reform differential equations course",  Proc of 9th Annual Conf. on Technology in Collegiate Education, 1996

 

“An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems: An Evening in the Mandelbrot Set”, MSU Faculty Papers Series 3 Vol XIII, 1995

 

"What about calculators", Homeschooling Today, May-June, 1995

 

"Differential equations at Midwestern State", C-ODE-E, Summer-Fall 1994

 

"The Hopf example", with Kennedy, J. and Rollins, R., C-ODE-E, Spring 1994

 

"Encouraging graphing calculator use while using a standard calculus textbook", Proc. of 3rd Annual Conf. on Technology in Collegiate Education, 1990

 

"A generalization of Egorov's theorem", Journal for Math Analysis and Applications, 96(2), 1983

 

Presentations at Conferences:

 

Panelist for “First-Year Honors Courses”, 42st annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Denver, CO, November 2007

“Problems Associated with a Moving Airfoil”, Special Session on Microlocal Analysis and Partial Differential Equations in Honor of Michael E. Taylor’s 60th Birthday, Southeastern Section Meeting of the AMS, Davidson, NC, March, 2007

Panelist for “Building Bridges to Other Campus Units and Programs”, 41st annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Philadelphia, PA, November 2006

Panelist for “Selecting and Mentoring the Right Honors Faculty”, 40th annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council, St. Louis, MO, November 2005

 

“The Graphing Calculator as a Learning Tool”, 14th annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Baltimore, MD, November 2001

 

“Coping with Multiple Calculator Models in College Algebra”, 13th annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Atlanta, GA, November 2000

 

“Verification and Analysis of Formulation 4 of Langley for the Study of Noise from High Speed Surfaces” at the 5th annual American Institute of Aeronatics and Astronautics/Confederation of European Aerospace Societies conference on Aeroacoustics, Seattle, May 10-12, 1999

 

"Creating your own reform differential equations course", 9th Annual Conf. on Technology in Collegiate Education, 1996

 

"Emulation of MATLAB functions on a TI-85", Texas Section meeting of MAA, Lubbock, April 1996

 

"Mathematics Required for Liberal Arts: Three Views", a panel discussion with Greg Foley of Sam Houston State and Bo Green of Abilene Christian, Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences, Oct. 1995

 

"Condition Number as Black Box", session on Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra, Joint Meeting of AMS and MAA, San Francisco, Jan. 1995

 

"The Hopf Example", session on New Methods for Teaching Elementary Differential Equations, Joint Meeting of AMS and MAA, Cincinnati, Jan. 1994

 

"Problems with Parameters: How Technology Changes the Questions We Can Ask, Part II", Texas Section meeting of MAA, College Station, April 1994

 

"Problems with Parameters: How Technology Changes the Questions We Can Ask", Texas Section meeting of MAA, Abilene, April 1993

 

"An Introduction to the Vibrating Spring Using PHASER", session on Use of Visualization in the Teaching of Mathematics, Joint Meeting of AMS and MAA, San Antonio, Jan. 1993

 

"A Laboratory Course in Differential Equations Using PHASER", Texas Section meeting of MAA, Houston, April 1992