Professor and Chair Donna Molinek received her B.S. degree from the University of Alaska at Anchorage and her M.S. degree from Northern Arizona University. After completing her Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill, she joined the Department in 1992. Professor Molinek's wide-ranging mathematical interests include differential equations, dynamical systems, mathematical modeling, and topology, including applications in biology and neuroscience. She regularly teaches in Davidson's July Experience program for high school students and was the faculty leader for Davidson's summer program in Ghana in 2006.