Anita Mareno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Engineering Science Graduate Faculty
Computer Science Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6680
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W255l
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Dr. Anita Mareno graduated, summa cum laude in 1995, from Wellesley College, with a B.A. degree in mathematics and a minor in computer science. She was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship for graduate studies and obtained her Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics at the Center for Applied Mathematics in 2001, Cornell University, under the guidance of her advisor Prof. Timothy J. Healey (Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics). Shortly after graduating, Dr. Mareno was a VIGRE Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Cornell University where she had the opportunity to pursue her research interests in partial differential equations with some help and inspiration from those such as the late Lawrence Payne (Dept. of Mathematics). Dr. Mareno has been at Penn State Harrisburg since 2007. Some of her current and future plans at Penn State Harrisburg include developing and advising undergraduate research projects in mathematics.

Research Interests
Nonlinear elasticity
Dynamical systems and bifurcation theory
Partial differential equations: maximum principles, existence & uniqueness questions, global continuation
Calculus of variations