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Dr. Lora Billings is the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and Professor of Applied Mathematics at Montclair State University. She is the first woman to hold the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics in the University’s 110 year history. Dean Billings holds a Ph.D. in Applied Math from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lafayette College. Her specialty is the mathematical analysis of dynamical systems and her current research focuses is on modeling stochastic complex systems in ecology and epidemiology.

Dr. Billings works to promote diversity in STEM, and she continues to incorporate students in her research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems and a board member of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. Dr. Billings served as a program director for the Applied Mathematics Program in the Division of Mathematical Science at the National Science Foundation from 2014-2017.

Research interests

modeling stochastic complex systems in ecology and epidemiology

Scholarly Interests

Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Theory and Applications of Chaos, and Mathematical Biology and Epidemiology


Undergraduate Courses
Applied Precalculus, Precalculus. Calculus A, Calculus I, Calculus III, Linear Algebra,
Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Biology, Transitions to
Advanced Math
Graduate Courses
Applied Math: Discrete, Applied Mathematics: Continuous, Differential Equations,
Applied Industrial Mathematics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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