Michelle Ghrist, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Portrait of Michelle Ghrist, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

  • Herak Center, Room 228
  • Spring 2018
    Monday: 3-4 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Thursday: 1-2:00 p.m. (Math Lab | Herak Center, Room 224);
    2-3 p.m. (Herak Center, Room 228)

    or by appointment

  • 509-313-3489
  • Visit my website

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 350 Elementary Numerical Analysis


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)