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Meet the Faculty

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Courtney L. Davis

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 118
Phone: (310) 506-4582
E-mail: courtney.davis2@pepperdine.edu

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010-2012,
  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Utah, 2010
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Utah, 2005
  • B.A., Mathematics & B.S., Biology, Trinity University, 2003, Summa Cum Laude


  • Calculus I, II, and III
  • Business Calculus
  • Biostatistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • MAA Project NExT Fellow, 2012-2013
  • First Place Poster Prize, Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Outstanding Paper of the MAA Student Paper Sessions, MAA Texas Section, 2003
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member: Society for Mathematical Biology, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, Association for Women in Mathematics, Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences

Academic Interests:

  • Mathematical Modeling of Immunity
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
  • Mathematical Biology

Selected Works:

  • C.L. Davis, R. Wahid, F.R. Toapanta, J.K. Simon, M.B. Sztein, and D. Levy. Applying Mathematical Tools to Accelerate Vaccine Development: Modeling Shigella Immune Dynamics, PLOS ONE, 8(4), e59465, 2013.
  • C.L. Davis and F.R. Adler. Mathematical Models of Memory CD8+ T-Cell Repertoire Dynamics in Response to Viral Infections, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 75(3), 491-522, 2013.
  • C.L. Davis. Mathematical Models of Memory T-Cell Compartment Size and Repertoire Dynamics. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Utah, Aug 2010
  • P. Blain, C. Davis, A. Holder, J. Silva, and C. Vinzant. Diversity Graphs, in Clustering Challenges in Biological Networks, eds. S. Butenko, W. Chaovalitwongse and P. Pardalos, World Scientific, 129-150, 2009.