Jennifer A. Nelson

Teaching Faculty, Mathematics

BA, Colby College; MS, Northeastern University; MA, PhD, Duke University

Office: Hyde Hall 357
Phone: 603-535-3073

Spring Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 11:30am – 12:15pm & 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
and by appointment*

Students may make appointments via email or through the Navigate App. Students may come in person or can drop in during the listed times via the Zoom link provided in the syllabus

About Professor Nelson

Jenn Nelson joined the Math Department in the summer of 2019. She is an interdisciplinary mathematician and biologist.  Since her undergraduate studies at Colby College, she has always kept one foot in each discipline.  Graduate school at Duke University allowed her to combine them: her dissertation work in theoretical ecology used computer simulations and differential equations to explore population dynamics in a predator-prey system.  For the last decade her focus has been a long-term field study on a population of lady-slipper orchids in Connecticut.  On the mathematics side, Jenn has explored the role of mathematics placement in student success.  At Plymouth, her main area of teaching is college algebra and statistics, though calculus was her first love.  When Jenn is not in the classroom, she is also a watercolor painter specializing in Asian-style brushpainting.

Courses Taught

MA 1800 College Algebra
MA 1900 Statistical Literacy in Today’s Society
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics
MA 2300 Statistics I
MA 3355 Math Modeling