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Sabbatical Leave

Dr. Lott is on sabbatical leave from August 25, 2011 until the start of Spring Semester 2012.





Descendants of Willie and Hattie Bell Lott

The Lott family is looking for all descendants of Willie and Hattie Bell Lott. For more information, please contact Salahuddin Bey at beyphoto@yahoo.com





Student Graduates (Aug 2011)

Ms. Nandima Koroma Turay graduated from DSU with a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics under the research direction of Dr. Dawn A. Lott. Her thesis was entitled "A numerical simulation of saccular aneurysm wall deformation via hyperbolic elasticity theory." 

Mr. Sherif Azeez graduated from DSU with a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics under the research direction of Drs.  Dawn A. Lott and Pablo Suarez.  His thesis was entitled "Analytical and numerical solution of the effect of slip condition on magnetohydrodynamic  Stokes flow due to an oscillating wall."




About Me


Biography of Dr. Dawn A. Lott

Dr. Dawn Alisha Lott is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University in 1987, a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Michigan State University in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1994.  Her major research interest is the numerical study of solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations that model physical phenomena in solid and fluid mechanics, biomechanics and physiology. Lott’s research is divided into two areas: (i) methods for solutions that exhibit complex nonlinear waves (optical soliton theory) and (ii) mathematical predictions for aneurysm treatment.   Lott's objective is to make a significant mathematical and biomedical contribution to the achievement of the overall goal of improved non-invasive medical technology.

Her honors include 2008 Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year representing the Computational Biomechanics Industry, inclusion as a selected VIP Member in the 2006/2007 “Honors Edition” of the Manchester Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry and inclusion in the New 2007 Edition of Marquis Who’s Who of American Women.  Lott is the Director of the Delaware State University Honors Program. She is a member of the Applied Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) and the Center for Research and Education in Optical Science and Applications (CREOSA) at DSU. She served as the director of the CLIMB Project: Computers and Laboratories to Integrate Mathematics and the Biosciences and she continues to serve on the advisory board of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Program.

Currently, Lott is a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Biomedical Engineering Society, and she is Vice-President of the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM).   Lott served as the Vice-chair of Speakers for the NJ Section of the MAA from 2000 to 2003.  She rendered the 2011 MAA-AWM Etta Z. Falconer lecturer at MAA MathFest in August 2011.

Lott is an advisor to the EDGE Program (Enhancing Diversity through Graduate Education) and has taught in their summer program at Spelman (2004).  She has also taught in the GEMS Program (Girls  Explorations in Math and Science) at Delaware State University (2004) and the Upward Bound Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT, 2001, 2002). Lott has given motivational speeches at  the NAM Undergraduate MathFest XIII at Delaware State University, Dover, DE (2003), the 8th Annual Philadelphia Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Research Symposium and Mentoring Conference in Philadelphia, PA (2004), the Alliance for the Production of African American Ph.D.'s in the Mathematical Sciences at Jackson State University (2005), GEMS at Delaware State University ( 2005),  and the Summer Program for Women in Mathematics at George Washington University (2005).

Lott has refereed papers for the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, the Journal of Computational Physics and the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering,  to name just a few.  She presents her research in various forums at least two to three times per year.

She is an active researcher and at present has sixteen publications in print. She has been honored by the GEMS Program at DSU, the MAA, NAM, and AMP, and the Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program.  She was instrumental in the development of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at DSU and was the Principal Investigator of a the NSF funded grant entitled "Computers and Laboratories Integrated with Mathematics to enhance the Biosciences (CLIMB)”.  She is an active member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at DSU.

Lott is sensitive to the needs of the maturing student, as individuals mature at different paces. As an applied mathematics professor, her goal is not only to present material; her goal is to help students satisfy their desire for comprehension and analytical thinking and to meet their need to acquire knowledge. In the past decade, she has tried to make a difference in her students' education.  Lott continually seeks out excellent students and encourages them to pursue graduate or professional degrees.  She has advised and graduated six Master of Science recipients in Applied Mathematics and she is currently advising one student in pursuit of an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics.