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Marcel B. Finan Education Ph.D. Mathematics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Aug. 1998. M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Tennessee , Knoxville, Aug. 1992. M.S. Mathematics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 1987 B.S. Mathematics, Haigazian University, Beirut , Lebanon, Aug. 1984. Work History Arkansas Tech University, Associate Professor, 2007 - Present. Arkansas Tech University, Assistant Professor, 2001 - 2006. University of Texas at Austin, Lecturer, 1999 - 2001. University of Texas at San Antonio, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998 - 1999 University of North Texas, Teaching Fellow, 1992 - 1998 University of Tennesee at Knoxville, Teaching Fellow, 1988 - 1992 American University of Beirut, Teaching Assistant, 1984 - 1987 Research Interest Actuarial and Financial Mathematics. Publications A. Castro and M. B. Finan, "Existence of Many Positive Nonradial Solutions for a superlinear Dirichlet Problem on Thin Annuli", Nonlinear Differential Equations, Electron. J. Diff. Eqns, Conference 05, 2000, pp. 21 - 31. A. Castro and M. B. Finan, "Existence of Many Sign-Changing Nonradial Solutions for Semilinear Elliptic Problems in Thin Annuli", Topological Methods in Nonlinear Analysis, Vol. 13, No. 2 (1999), pp. 273 - 9. Electronic Textbooks M. B. Finan, " A Reading of the Theory of Life Contingency Models: A Preparation for Exam MLC/3L", Arkansas Tech University, July 2011. M. B. Finan, "Introductory Notes in Ordinary Differential Equations for Physical Sciences and Engineering ", Arkansas Tech University, May 2011. M. B. Finan, " A Discussion of Financial Economics in Actuarial Models: A Preparation for Exam MFE/3F", Arkansas Tech University, May 2010. M. B. Finan, " A First Course of Partial Differential Equations in Physical Sciences and Engineering " Arkansas Tech University, August 2009. M. B. Finan, " An Introductory Single Variable Real Analysis: A Learning Approach through Problem Solving" Arkansas Tech University, May 2009. M. B. Finan, " A Basic Course in the Theory of Interest and Derivatives Markets: A Preparation for Exam FM/2: A Preparation for Exam FM/2 ", Arkansas Tech University, March 2009. M. B. Finan, " A Probability Course for the Actuaries: A Preparation for Exam P/1. ", Arkansas Tech University, January 2007. M. B. Finan, " A First Course in Elementary Differential Equations ", Arkansas Tech University, January 2006. M. B. Finan, " A Second Course in Elementary Differential Equations ", Arkansas Tech University, June 2006. M.B. Finan, " A Second Course in Mathematics Concepts for Elementary School Teachers: Theory, Problems, and Solutions ", Arkansas Tech University, August, 2005. M.B. Finan, " A First Course in Mathematics Concepts for Elementary School Teachers: Theory, Problems, and Solutions", Arkansas Tech University, May, 2005. M.B. Finan, " Reform Calculus: Part III ", Arkansas Tech University, December 2004. M.B. Finan, " A Basic Course in Basic Abstract Algebra ", Arkansas Tech University, December, 2003. M.B. Finan, " Functions Modeling Change: A Precalculus Course ", Arkansas Tech University, March 2003. M.B. Finan, "A Semester Course in Trigonometry ", Arkansas Tech University, March 2003. M.B. Finan, " Reform Calculus: Part II ", Arkansas Tech University, January 2003. M.B. Finan, " Reform Calculus: Part I ", Arkansas Tech University, January 2003. M.B. Finan, " A Reform Approach to Business Calculus ", Arkansas Tech University, December 2002. M.B. Finan, " A Reform Approach to College Algebra ", Arkansas Tech University, October 2002. M.B. Finan, "A Problem-Solving Approach to College Algebra ", Arkansas Tech University, December 2001. M.B. Finan, "Lecture Notes in Discrete Mathematics", University of Texas at Austin, May 2001. M. B. Finan, "Fundamentals of Linear Algebra", University of Texas at Austin,Aug. 2000. Honors Listed in Who's Who in America, 58th Edition, 2003.Professional Activities Marcel B. Finan," Existence and Uniqueness Proof for nth Order Linear Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients", MAA Ok-Ar Proceedings, March 2006.Marcel B. Finan,"A Suggested Approach in the Teaching of Reform Mathematics", MAA Ok-Ar meeting, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2003. Marcel B. Finan, "Existence of many sign-changing non-radial solutions for a superlinear Dirichlet problem on thin annuli", Texas Partial Differential Equations Seminar, Texas State University, San Marcos, April 2000. Marcel B. Finan,"Existence of many positive non-radial solutions for a superlinear Dirichlet problem on thin annuli", Fourth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations, Mississipi State University, Starkville, May 1999. Professional Services Book Reviewer of Functions and Change: A Modeling Approach to College Algebra, Fourth Edition, by Crauder, Evans, and Noell. Houghton-Mifflin Publishing (2010)Judge for the Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (2004 - 2009) AP Calculus Reader (2009 - Present) Book Reviewer of Differential Equations: An introduction to Modern Methods and Applications, by Brannan/Boyce, Wiley Publications (2007) Book Reviewer of Single Variable Calculus, Second Edition, by Ostebee/Zorn, Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company (2004) Book Reviewer of Functions and Change: A Modeling Approach to College Algebra, Second Edition, by Crauder/Evans/Noell, Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company (2004) Book Reviewer of Advanced Calculus, by W.A. Kosmala, Prentice Hall Publishing Company (2003) Referee for the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (1998 - 2000) Membership American Mathematical SocietyMathematical Association of America Page created and maintained by Marcel B. 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