Shirley Pomeranz

Shirley Pomeranz

Associate Professor Keplinger Hall U357
(918) 631-2990
pomeranz@utulsa.edu2013 Vita

Education and Degrees Earned

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Ph.D., May 1987, Mathematics
    Thesis Title: Computational Methods for Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    M.S., December 1978, Mathematics
  • New York University, New York, NY
    M.S., June 1973, Physics
  • Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, NY
    B.A., June 1971, Physics

Areas of Research Focus

  • Boundary element method
  • Finite element method
  • Numerical methods

Previous Teaching Experience

  • The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. Teaching a one-day Mathematica workshop for high school teachers. December 7, 1996.
  • Amoco Production Company Research Center, Tulsa, OK. Teaching an 11 week course, “Introduction to the Finite Element Method”, to Amoco engineers. Fall 1991.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Mathematics graduate student teaching undergraduate statistics, algebra, and calculus courses. Summer sessions 1982, 1983, 1984; Academic years, Fall 1981 - Spring 1987.
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. Mathematics instructor teaching undergraduate calculus courses. Academic years, Fall 1979 - Spring 1980 and Fall 1980 - Spring 1981.
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Mathematics graduate student teaching undergraduate algebra and trigonometry, probability, and calculus courses. Academic years, Fall 1976 - Spring 1979.
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. UCONN Summer Program mathematics instructor teaching remedial pre-college mathematics. Summer 1978.

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • NSF Physics Department Special Fellowship; Radiation and Solid State Laboratory; New York University; Research assistant performing experiments on quenching of phosphorescence of hydrocarbons by oxygen and nitric oxide; Analysis of data; 1971-1973.
  • Shell Laboratory; Amsterdam, Holland; Student trainee in physics laboratory performing experiments on volume retardation in polymers; Analysis of data; Summer 1971.

Professional Affiliations

Courses Taught at TU

  • Calculus I (MATH 2014)
  • Calculus II (MATH 2024)
  • Calculus III (MATH 2073)
  • Differential Equations (MATH 3073)
  • Independent Study (MATH 7993)
  • Introduction to Finite Elements (MATH 4093)
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods (MATH 4503/6603)
  • Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (MATH 4143)
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory (MATH 4123)
  • Numerical Differential Equations (MATH 5273/7273)

Awards & Recognition

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI), Adapt and Implement (A&I) Proposal; Enhancing interdisciplinary interactions in the college of engineering and natural sciences; S. Pomeranz, M. Kessler, P. LoPresti, J. McCoy, and W. Potter; July 15, 2004-June 30, 2006; Funded with award # DUE-0410653 for $99,242.
  • ASEE National Board of Directors Member; 2005-2007.
  • ASEE National Professional Interest Council III Chair; 2005-2007.
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mathematics Division Distinguished Educator and Service Award–2005.
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member; International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE); Rossmore, Durrus, County Cork, Ireland; ijee@eircom.net; September 1998 - present.
  • The University of Tulsa; Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences; Faculty Development Summer Research Fellowship; Finite element solution of a singular perturbation problem–Part II; June-July 1999.
  • The University of Tulsa; Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences; Faculty Development Summer Research Fellowship; Finite element implementation of the boundary element method for a two-dimensional Laplace’s equation; June-July 2008.
  • NASA-ASEE-Case-OAI-Lewis Summer Faculty Fellowship Program; Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH; Finite element method applications and research; June 4-August 10, 1990; June 3-August 9, 1991; and May 18-August 7, 1992.
  • Association for Women in Mathematics/National Security Agency funding; Proposal for a Fifth Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day; S. Pomeranz, D. Farrior, and S. Wilson; Mathematics day program for women high school students; October 30, 1998.
  • Association for Women in Mathematics funding; Proposal for a Fourth Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day; S. Pomeranz, D. Farrior, and S. Wilson; Mathematics day program for women high school students; September 19, 1997.

Publications


  • Pomeranz, S., Lewis, G., and Constanda, C., A contact problem for a convection-diffusion equation, The Eighth International Conference on Integral Methods in Science and Engineering (IMSE 2004) Proceedings, Birkhauser-Boston, Orlando, Florida, (2005), 235-244.

  • Pomeranz, S., A posteriori finite element method error estimates for fourth order problems, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, (1995) vol. 11, 213-226.

  • Pomeranz, S., Kirk, A., and Baker, W., An asymptotically exact finite element error estimator based on C1 stress recovery, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, (1998) vol. 154, 319-329.

  • Pomeranz, S. and Tull, T., Construction of some iterative methods for solving boundary element linear systems, Applied Numerical Mathematics, (1995) vol. 16, 369-381.

  • Pomeranz, S., Farrior, D., McCoy, J., Keiser, L., LoPresti, P., and Potter, W., Enhancing interdisciplinary interactions in the college of engineering and natural sciences, 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM), Chicago, Illinois, (2006).

  • Farrior, D., Cairns, T., and Pomeranz, S., Experiences from the Tulsa Mathematics Equity Academy, 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM), Nashville, Tennessee, (2003).

  • Farrior, D., Hamill, W., Keiser, L., Kessler, M., LoPresti, P., McCoy, J., Pomeranz, S., Potter, W., and Tapp B., Interdisciplinary lively application projects in calculus courses, Journal of STEM Education (JSTEM), vol. 8, no. 3, (June-December 2007), 50-62, http://www.auburn.edu/research/litee/jstem/.

  • Pomeranz, S., Lewis, G., and Constanda, C., Iterative solution of a singular convection-diffusion perturbation problem, ZAMP, The Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, (2005) vol. 56, 890-907.

  • Pomeranz, S., Major issues and future directions of undergraduate mathematics: Instructional techniques in freshman and sophomore math courses, The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Notes: Changing Core Mathematics, (2002) vol. 61, 155-159.

  • Pomeranz, S., Richardson extrapolation applied to boundary element method results in a Dirichlet problem for the Laplace equation, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, (July 1, 2011) vol. 88, issue 11, 2306–2330.