About Me

Dr. Tom Clark

Dr. Tom Clark
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (712) 722-6287
Email: Tom.Clark@dordt.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Nebraska, (Mathematics, 2014)

M.S. University of Nebraska (Mathematics, 2010)

M.A. Point Loma Nazarene University (Education, 2007)

B.A. Calvin College (Mathematics and Secondary Education, 2004)

Interests

Before I joined Dordt's faculty in 2014, I was a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying fluid-structure problems using partial differential equations.  Additionally I am interested research in the scholarship of teaching and in the mathematical preparation of teachers.  I am also the director of the Northwest Iowa Math Teachers' Circle.  In my free time I especially enjoy playing board games with my family and friends.

Publications

Weighing Fog: Modeling on Day 1 of Differential Equations.  PRIMUS. (Accepted)

A mixed variational formulation for the wellposedness and numerical approximation of a PDE model arising in a 3-D fluid-structure interaction.  Evolution Equations and Control Theory.  3(4) 557-578, 2014.

Classifying polygonal chains of six segments. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 13(4) 479-514, 2004.

Courses Taught

Math 152 Calculus I

Math 153 Calculus II

Math 201 Multivariable Calculus

Math 204 Differential Equations

Math 208 Modern Geometry

Math 209 Numerical Analysis

Math 291 Problem Solving Seminar

Math 311 Real Analysis

Math 315 Complex Analysis

Stat 131 Introductory Statistics