Michelle Ghrist, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Portrait of Michelle Ghrist, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

  • Office Hours | Fall 2022

    Monday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Thursday: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Friday: 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Bollier 218 - Math Learning Center)

    Links to virtual open hours available on Blackboard (or via email request).
  • (509) 313-3849
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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado (Boulder)

M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado (Boulder)

B.S. Physics, University of Toledo (Ohio)

B.S. Mathematics, University of Toledo (Ohio)

Courses Taught

MATH 258 Calculus-Analytic Geometry II

MATH 259 Calculus-Analytic Geometry III

MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 350 Elementary Numerical Analysis

MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos

MATH 496 Comprehensive - Applied Mathematics


Numerical analysis of differential equations (focused on finite difference and multistep methods)

Mathematical modeling: mathematical biology, wave equations, imaging, fluid flow, solitons

Scholarship of teaching and learning (alternative assessments, curricular issues, placement, incorporating and designing technological tools)

Humanistic mathematics (connecting mathematics and the humanities)