Katie A. Evans, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Mathematics/Statistics and Industrial Engineering

Director, Integrated STEM Education Research Center

Director, Louisiana Tech Grand Challenge Scholars Program

Walter Koss Associate Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information
Louisiana Tech University
College of Engineering and Science
Program of Mathematics and Statistics
George T. Madison 374
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272

Phone: 318-257-3011
Fax:  318-257-2182

Email: kevans@latech.edu

Research Interests


Unmanned air vehicles

Brain cell calcium dynamics

Nanoparticle-based cancer therapy




        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University (2004-05)
Project: Control and simulation of unmanned air vehicles, extraction of energy from the wind to power micro air vehicles.
        Advisor: Dr. Mark F. Costello (Georgia Tech)

        Ph.D., Mathematics, Virginia Tech (2003)                       
        Thesis: Reduced Order Controllers for Distributed Parameter Systems
        Advisor: Dr. Belinda A. Batten (Oregon State University)

        M.S., Mathematics, Virginia Tech (2001)
        Thesis: The Search for a Reduced Order Controller: Comparison of Balanced Reduction Techniques
        Advisor: Dr. Belinda A. Batten (Oregon State University)

        B.S., Mathematics (Statistics Minor), Morehead State University (1999), Summa Cum Laude



Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Career Profile (2007)

Curriculum Vitae (last update December 2014)