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Math & Physics Faculty & Staff

DavidTorresDavid Torres, PhD
Chair, Department of Math and Physical Science
Office: GE-119B


Dr. David Torres is Chair of the Department of Math & Physical Science at Northern New Mexico College, where he teaches math courses. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1996. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics and parallel computer simulations.

IMG_3828_web-bioAna Vasilic, PhD
Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics
Office: GE-114

Dr. Ana Vasilic has taught mathematics for more than 20 years on three different continents, and is a tenured professor at Northern. She teaches a broad spectrum of mathematics courses, from general education courses to upper level courses for math and engineering majors, and actively supports undergraduate research and outreach projects. Dr. Vasilic holds MS and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the faculty at Northern in 2014, Dr. Vasilic was a tenured Associate Professor at United Arab Emirates University where she worked for five years. Dr. Vasilic continues to be active in research while teaching at Northern. Her scientific work involves mathematical modeling of bone ultrasound to advance medical screening for osteoporosis.

Lorraine Bowman
Visiting Professor-Mathematics
GE 109

Toni A. Atencio
Administrative Assistant
Office: GE 107


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