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James Turner, Jr.


Dr. James Turner, Jr. is currently an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at Arizona State University. He has had a distinguished career involving advanced applied research; instructed both the college and pre-college levels; and implemented educational outreach programs throughout the United States. He currently serves on various mathematics committees on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences; the National Science Foundation; the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; the American Mathematical Society; and the Mathematical Association of America.

Dr. Turner’s activities include:

1) Integrated Intelligent Modeling, Design and Control of Crystal Growth Processes (U.S. Air Force, Office of Scientific Research)

2) Nonconvex Variational Problems With Applications to Smart Material (U.S. Air Force, Office of Scientific Research)

3) Center for Excellence for Research in Nonlinear Analysis (U.S. Army Research Office)

4) Computational Methods for the Simulation of Non-Newtonian Flows (U.S. Army Research Office)

5) Novel Approaches to the Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows (U.S. Army Research Office)

6) A Program for Strengthening the Infrastructure for Research in the Department of Mathematics at Hampton University (National Science Foundation)

7) Weather Factors Influencing Vehicle Re-Entry Performance: A Time Critical Model (Office of Naval Research)

Dr. Turner’s Educational and Human Resources Department activities include:

1) NAM-ECSU Computational Science Initiative (Department of Energy)

2) Programs for Attracting Minority Students to Research Careers in Mathematics and Computational Science (Department of Energy)

3) IGERT: Cross-disciplinary Mathematics Program (National Science Foundation)

4) The University Consortium for Research and Development (Department of Energy)

5) A Summer Institute for the Recruitment of Minorities to Graduate Programs and Research Careers in Mathematics (National Security Agency)

6) Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University ( U.S. Army Research Office)

Dr. Turner graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1973 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics. He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1977 and received his Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the Carnegie Mellon University in 1986.

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