Chair, Mathematical Sciences / Professor
Patterson Hall 132D
Phone: (605) 658-5971
I am a lifetime resident of the Midwest and have been an educator my whole life. My first collegiate position was here at USD in 1997 and have been here ever since. I have served as the Mathematical Sciences Department Chair since 2004. Dr. Van Peursem enjoys maintaining student interaction through his courses.
For the past several years I have been teaching our calculus I and geometry courses. It is my hope to recruit strong math majors into the field that are interested in careers in mathematics.
My original dissertation area was in the analytical modeling of ground water flow. Specifically ground water remediation systems using vertical recirculation wells. As of recently, I have been more interested in mathematical modeling in biology and ecology with population dynamics and the spread of diseases.
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