Keith Erickson

Dr. Keith A. Erickson

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Biography

Dr. Keith A. Erickson grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent much of his time there enjoying the great outdoors. After earning his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington, he moved to San Francisco to work toward his Ph.D. in the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco. While there, he loved exploring the California coast, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and various other places throughout the world. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he was awarded a Davies Fellowship in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This award gave him the opportunity to teach mathematics to future Army officers, perform computational research on neurotoxins and enjoy the beautiful Hudson Highlands. He is now an associate professor of mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga. where he resides with his wife, daughter and two cats. Throughout his life and career, Erickson has developed an intense curiosity about patterns that he has observed in many areas, but especially in biology. His research interests lie in leveraging the power of mathematics to explore these patterns. In the classroom, he hopes to instill this same curiosity in his students by enabling their exploration.

Education

  • Doctorate – bioengineering – University of California, Berkeley/San Francisco
  • Bachelor's – chemical engineering – University of Washington

Academic Interests

  • Systems biology
  • Partial differential equations
  • Control theory