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Michael Cortez Ph. D.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Animal Science (ANSC) 216
DialPhone: (435) 797-7695
SendEmail: michael.cortez@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Applied Mathematics, (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Mathematics), Cornell University, 2011
Understanding the effects of rapid adaptation on predator-prey interactions using the theory of fast-slow dynamical systems
MS, Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 2008
BS, Chemistry and Mathematics, Hope College, 2005

Awards

2016 USU DC Fellow, 2016

Office of Research and Graduate Studies, USU

Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow, 2016

Ecological Society of America

Prize for an outstanding paper in ecological theory, 2012

Theoretical Ecology Section, Ecological Society of America

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                      Scheduled Teaching

                      MATH 2270 - Linear Algebra, Fall 2017

                      MATH 5410 - Methods of Applied Mathematics, Fall 2017

                      MATH 2270 - Linear Algebra, Fall 2016

                      MATH 5410 - Methods of Applied Mathematics, Fall 2016

                      MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, Spring 2016

                      MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, Spring 2016

                      MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, Spring 2016

                      MATH 2270 - Linear Algebra, Spring 2016

                      MATH 2270 - Linear Algebra, Fall 2015

                      MATH 1220 - Calculus II, Spring 2015

                      MATH 1220 - Calculus II, Spring 2015


                      Graduate Students Mentored