COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY
Assistant Professor
SB 118 | (713) 313.7002
williamsjl@tsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Mississippi State University – PhD in Mathematical Sciences (August 2013) Concentration: Partial Differential Equations, p-Laplacian Equations Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Hai Dang
  • Mississippi State University – Master of Science in Mathematics, 2008 Graduated Summa Cum Laude Thesis Title: An anti-maximum principle for the Sturm Liouville boundary value problem Thesis Advisor: Dr. Hai Dang
  • University of Mississippi – Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, 2006

Biography

Dr. Williams was born in Greenwood, MS.

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Appreciation Award from the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering and Mississippi State University, May 2011.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mississippi StateUniversity, May 2008.
  • Master recipient of AGEM (Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi) scholar from MississippiState University, May 2008.
  • Recipient of Pi Mu Epsilon (National Math Honors Society) scholar from University of Mississippi,May 2006.
  •  McCleary Teaching Excellent Award, May 10, 2016.
  • Texas Southern University College of Science, Engineering and Technology Distinguished

       Teaching Award, April 28, 2016.

Research Interests

Partial Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, & Difference Equations

Recent Publications (2 out of a total of 4)

  • “On the Solutions of a System of Nonlinear Difference Equations”, Int. J. Difference Equ. 10(2), 161 (2015).
  • “Positive radial solutions for a class of singular p-Laplacian system in a ball”, J. Math. 12(3), 791 (2015).
  • “Positive radial solutions for a class of quasilinear boundary value problems in a ball” with D. Dang, Nonlinear Analysis, 75(4), 1744 (2012).

Presentations

  • “Positive Radial Solutions for a class of Quasilinear Boundary Value Problems in a ball”, at the University of Houston April 17, 2015
  • “Positive Radial Solutions for a class of Quasilinear Boundary Value Problems in a ball”, at the Praire View A&M University April 24, 2015.
  • “Positive radial solutions for a class of quasilinear boundary value problems in a ball”, at the 35th Annual Texas Partial Differential Equations Conference held March 3-4, 2012.
  • “An anti-maximum principle for the Sturm Liouville boundary value problem”, at the 2009 Differential Equation Weekend in Memphis, November 9, 2011. Invited to a workshop on “Computational Wave Propagation” at Michigan State University held June 7-25, 2010.
  • “Euler’s formula”, at the University of Mississippi Pi Mu Epsilon (National Math Honors Society) held April 2006.