Curtis Wesley

Associate Professor of Mathematics


Office: GLASKE O167
Phone: (903) 233-3336
Email: CurtisWesley@letu.edu



Doctorate of Philosophy in Mathematics, Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science, Louisiana Tech University


Courses Taught

  • Calculus I & II
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Senior Seminar
  • Logic, Sets & Proofs



2011-Present Associate Professor of Mathematics
LeTourneau University
2008-2011 Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Louisiana State University at Shreveport
2003-2008 Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University
2002-2003 Information Technology Assistant
College of Business Administration, Louisiana Tech University


Publications & Presentations


  • A Habitat-Based Model for the Spread of Hantavirus Between Reservoir and Spillover Species (with L.J.S. Allen (primary author), R.D. Owen, D.G. Goodin, D. Koch, C.B. Jonsson , Y.-K. Chu, S. Hutchinson, and R. Paige). Journal of Theoretical Biology, (2009) vol. 260 pgs. 510-522
  • Models for the Spread and Persistence of Hantavirus Infection in Rodents and Indirect Transmission to Humans (with L.J.S. Allen). Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, (2010), vol. 7 no. 1 pgs. 195-211
  • The Basic Reproduction Number in Epidemic Models with Periodic Demographics. (with L.J.S. Allen) . Journal of Biological Dynamics, (2009) vol.3 pgs. 116-129.
  • A Discrete-time Rodent-Hantavirus Model Structured by Infection and Developmental Stages.
  • (with L.J.S. Allen, C.B. Jonsson, Y.-K. Chu, and R.D. Owen) In:S.N. Elaydi, K. Nishimura and M. Shishikura (Eds). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications, July 24-26, 2006, Kyoto, Japan. Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, (2009), vol. 53 pgs. 1-12
  • Preliminary Development and Validation of the Wheelchair Parts Questionnaire for Use to Assess the Condition of the Individual Wheelchairs and the Design of Types of Wheelchairs (with Karen Rispin, Stormie Goodwin, and Joy Wee), Proceedings of the RESNA Annual Conference 2013.
  • An Overview of a Group of Studies Done in Kenya Comparing Two Types of Pediatric Wheelchairs with 14 inch Wide Seats (with Karen Rispin, Kristen Huff, Vanessa Parra, and Joy Wee), Proceedings of the RESNA Annual Conference 2013.


  • April 2014, American Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • June 2010, Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux France
  • Mar. 2010, LA/MS Section of the MAA, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
  • Oct. 2009, The 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • May 2009, 24th Annual Shanks Conference, Vanderbilt University
  • Feb. 2009, Louisiana State University at Shreveport College of Science Symposium, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Sep. 2008, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Poster Presentation, Ohio State University
  • Apr. 2008, Texas Section Meeting of the MAA, Tarleton State University
  • Feb. 2007, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Regional Graduate Student Research Meeting, Austin, Texas
  • Jan. 2007, AMS/MAA Joint Mathematical Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • July 2006, 11th International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications, Kyoto, Japan