Erik Scott Van Vleck

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics
Associate Chair, Mathematics
Primary office:
Snow Hall, room #405
University of Kansas
1460 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Methods for PDEs

Research Interests

  • Applied mathematics
  • Numerical analysis
  • Ordinary differential equations/dynamical systems
  • Numerical methods for PDEs
  • Computational dynamical systems
  • Partial differential equations
  • Applications to climate dynamics

Events Calendar

Employee Recognition

Congratulations to our faculty who were recognized at the 2020 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

5 years
  Lindsey Weiland
  Emily Witt

10 years
  Xuemin Tu

15 years
  Yasuyuki Kachi
  Jeremy Martin
  David Nualart
  Myunghyun Oh

20 years
  Hongguo Xu

35 years
  Albert Sheu

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.