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Leah B. Shaw

Associate Professor
Dept. of Mathematics
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Location: 119 Jones Hall

E-mail: lbshaw at

(757) 221-1278

BS Physics and Mathematics, Virginia Tech. MS Mathematics, Virginia Tech. PhD Physics, Cornell University.

My research employs tools from applied mathematics and physics to model the dynamics of biological populations, including epidemic spread and ecosystems. I am particularly interested in the effects of network structure and random fluctuations on population dynamics.

I mentor Ph.D. students in the Applied Science Department and undergraduate research students on a variety of mathematical biology projects. Undergraduates interested in summer research should ideally contact me by mid-February to allow time to develop a project before summer fellowship and summer housing deadlines. However, students may inquire about undergraduate research opportunities at any time.