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Lora Billings

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Science and Mathematics

Center for Environmental & Life Sciences 206B
BS, Lafayette College
MS, University of Colorado
PhD, University of Colorado
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Lora Billings is the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and Professor of Applied Mathematics at Montclair State University. She is the first woman to hold the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics in the University’s 110 year history. Billings holds a Ph.D. in Applied Math from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lafayette College. Her specialty is the mathematical analysis of dynamical systems and her current research focuses is on modeling stochastic complex systems in ecology and epidemiology. Billings works to promote diversity in STEM, and she continues to incorporate students in her research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Billings is an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems and a board member of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. She served as a program director for the Applied Mathematics Program in the Division of Mathematical Science at the National Science Foundation from 2014-2017.


Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Theory and Applications of Chaos, and Mathematical Biology and Epidemiology