Dr. Dawn Alisha Lott is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. She earned her 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 partial differential equations that model physical phenomena in nonlinear solid and fluid mechanics, biomechanics and physiology; in particular, research in the development and implementation of effective numerical methods for equations that exhibit localized regions of rapid variations and/or large deformations. Lott’s research is divided into two areas: (i) methods for solutions equations that exhibit complex nonlinear waves and mathematical predictions for aneurysm treatment.
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 is the director of the DSU Honors Program and she serves 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 (BMES), and she is Vice President of the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM). She lives in Dover, DE with her husband Kenneth Green and her two children, Samuel and Carilyn.