# Suzanne Lenhart

**Suzanne Marie Lenhart** is an American mathematician who works in the subject of partial differential equations. She is a Chancellor's Professor of mathematics at the University of Tennessee,^{[1]} an associate director for education and outreach at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, and a part-time researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.^{[2]}

## Education and career

Lenhart grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was educated in the Catholic school system there. She did her undergraduate studies at Bellarmine College in Louisville, where Ralph Grimaldi encouraged her to prepare for graduate studies in mathematics and gave her additional tutoring in number theory. She entered graduate school at the University of Kentucky not knowing what she would specialize in, but in her second year chose partial differential equations.^{[3]} She completed her doctorate in 1981 under the supervision of Lawrence C. Evans,^{[4]} and immediately took a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Tennessee. She added a second part-time position at Oak Ridge in 1987.^{[3]}

## Awards and honors

Lenhart was AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer in 1997,^{[5]} president of the Association for Women in Mathematics in 2001–2003,^{[6]} and AWM/SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer in 2010 "in recognition of her significant research in partial differential equations, ordinary differential equations, and optimal control".^{[7]} She was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010, and became a Chancellor's Professor in 2011.^{[1]}

## Selected publications

- Textbooks

- Lenhart, Suzanne; Workman, John T. (2007),
*Optimal Control Applied to Biological Models*, Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology Series, Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, ISBN 978-1-58488-640-2.^{[8]} - Bodine, Erin N.; Lenhart, Suzanne; Gross, Louis J. (2014),
*Mathematics for the Life Sciences*, Princeton University Press, ISBN 9781400852772^{[9]}

- Research papers

- Lenhart, Suzanne M.; Travis, Curtis C. (1986), "Global stability of a biological model with time delay",
*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*,**96**(1): 75–78, doi:10.2307/2045656, MR 813814. - Kirschner, Denise; Lenhart, Suzanne; Serbin, Steve (1997), "Optimal control of the chemotherapy of HIV",
*Journal of Mathematical Biology*,**35**(7): 775–792, doi:10.1007/s002850050076, MR 1479338. - Fister, K. Renee; Lenhart, Suzanne; McNally, Joseph Scott (1998), "Optimizing chemotherapy in an HIV model",
*Electronic Journal of Differential Equations*: No. 32, 12, MR 1657195. - Jung, E.; Lenhart, S.; Feng, Z. (2002), "Optimal control of treatments in a two-strain tuberculosis model",
*Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems*,**2**(4): 473–482, doi:10.3934/dcdsb.2002.2.473, MR 1921233.

## References

- 1 2 2008-present Awards & Announcements, Department of Mathematics: Suzanne Lenhart Appointed Chancellor's Professor, Univ. of Tennessee Mathematics, retrieved 2015-06-07. See also "Suzanne Lenhart Elected AAAS Fellow", later on same page.
- ↑ Suzanne Lenhart: Associate NIMBioS Director for Education and Outreach, retrieved 2015-06-07.
- 1 2 Lenhart, Suzanne (2005), "Outreach and variety", in Case, Bettye Anne; Leggett, Anne M.,
*Complexities: Women in Mathematics*, Princeton University Press, pp. 361–364, ISBN 9780691114620. - ↑ Suzanne Lenhart at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ↑ Past Falconer Lecturers, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2015-06-07.
- ↑ AWM History: AWM Officers, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2015-06-07.
- ↑ Suzanne Lenhart Will Deliver the 2010 AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture, Mathematical Association of America, May 28, 2010, retrieved 2015-06-07.
- ↑ Mirică, Stefan (2008), "Review of
*Optimal Control Applied to Biological Models*",*Mathematical Reviews*, MR 2316829. - ↑ Schulte, Tom (April 4, 2015), "Review of
*Mathematics for the Life Sciences*",*MAA Reviews*, Mathematical Association of America.