Detailed Information for Mark Farris

Dr. Mark Farris 
Mathematics
 » Professor
Office Location
Bolin Hall 118J 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4193
Fax: (940) 397-4442
 
 

Contact Information

mark.farris@mwsu.edu

My Websites

http://faculty.mwsu.edu/math/mark.farris

Interests

Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations

History of Mathematics

Honors Program Administration


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Summer II 2014 MATH1433  401  Plane Trigonometry    Bolin Hall 212
Details Spring 2014 MATH3433  201  Defferential Equations    Bolin Hall 109

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

Details Spring 2014 MATH3353  201  Discrete Dynamical Systems    Bolin Hall 109
Details Spring 2014 MATH1233  201  College Algebra    Bolin Hall 101

MWF 8:00AM-8:50AM

Details Spring 2014 MATH1233  204  College Algebra    Bolin Hall 101

MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM

Details Spring 2014 MATH1233  X20  College Algebra    Bolin Hall 101
Details Fall 2013 MATH1634  102  Calculus I    Bolin Hall 101
Details Fall 2013 MATH1233  113  College Algebra    Bolin Hall 314
Details Fall 2013 MATH1053  102  Contemporary Mathematics    Bolin Hall 209
Details Fall 2013 MATH1053  101  Contemporary Mathematics    Bolin Hall 312
Details Summer II 2013 MATH1433  401  Plane Trigonometry    Bolin Hall 304
Details Spring 2013 MATH1634  201  Calculus I    Bolin Hall 314
Details Spring 2013 MATH1433  201  Plane Trigonometry    Bolin Hall 212
Details Spring 2013 MATH1433  202  Plane Trigonometry    Bolin Hall 212
Details Spring 2013 MATH1433  202  Plane Trigonometry    Bolin Hall 212
Details Spring 2013 MATH 4733  201  Introductory Analysis I    Bolin Hall 309
Details Fall 2012 MATH2534  102  Calculus III    Bolin Hall W-304/TR-109
Details Fall 2012 MATH1734  101  Calculus II    Bolin Hall M-213/TR 109
Details Fall 2012 MATH1053  101  Contemporary Mathematics    Bolin Hall 312
Details Spring 2012 MATH3433  202  Differential Equations    Bolin Hall 103

MWF 10:00-10:50

Details Spring 2012 MATH1734  203  Calculus II    Bolin Hall 109

M 12:00-12:50

TR 12:30-1:50

Details Fall 2011 MWSU1433  1H3  Honors Introductory Seminar    Dillard College of Business Administration 133

TR 8:00-9:20

Details Fall 2011 MWSU1433  1H1  Honors Introductory Seminar    Dillard College of Business Administration 177

MWF 8:00-8:50

Details Fall 2011 MWSU1433  1H2  Honors Introductory Seminar    Bolin Hall 209

MWF 11:00-11:50

Details Spring 2011 PHIL1533  201  Logic    Dillard College of Business Administration 177

mwf 9:00-9:50

Details Spring 2011 MATH4573  201  Complex Analysis    Bolin Hall 304

MWF 12:00-12:50

Details Fall 2010 MWSU1433  1H1, 1H2, and 1H3  Honors Introductory Seminar    Dillard College of Business Administration DB177

Section 1H1 MWF 8:00-8:50

Section 1H2 MWF 10:00-10:50

Section 1H3 TR 11:00-12:15

Details Fall 2010 MATH1233  107  College Algebra    Bolin Hall 311

TR 8:00-9:20




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Rice University B.A. May 1 1976 12:00AM 
Rice University Ph.D. May 1 1980 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Princeton University  Instructor  1980-09-01  1982-05-31
 Institute for Advanced Studies  Member  1982-09-01  1983-06-30
 Texas A&M University  Assistant Professor  1983-08-01  1987-06-01
 Hardin-Simmons University  Associate Professor  1987-08-01  1992-06-01
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor  1992-08-01  2002-05-31
 Midwestern State University  Professor  2002-06-01  2004-08-22
 Midewstern State University  Professor and Honors Program Director  2004-08-23  2011-12-31
 Midwestern State University  Professor  2012-01-01  



Research and Publications

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