Department of Mathematical Sciences Kent State University Kent, OH 44242 USA (330)6729112 (office) (330)6722209 (FAX) gartland@math.kent.edu 
52 Hudson Common Hudson, OH 44236 (330)9031159 (cell) http://www.math.kent.edu/~gartland/ 
1972  B.S.  (Engineering Science), Purdue University 
1976  M.S.  (Mathematics), Purdue University 
1980  Ph.D.  (Applied Mathematics), Purdue University Dissertation: "Computable Error Bounds and the Ritz Method in One Dimension Plus the Numerical Approximation of a Model ConvectionDiffusion Equation" Research Supervisor: Robert E. Lynch 
19801987 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University 
19871995 
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kent State University 
1995  Professor of Mathematics, Kent State University 
19962013 
Professor, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University 
20142016  Temporary Program Manager, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences 
2016  Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Kent State University 
1996 FebMay  Visiting Professor, Institute for
Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota 
2004 JunDec  Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia, Italy 
2005 JanJun  Visiting Professor, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota 
20092014 
Visiting Professor (honorary),
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde,
Scotland 
2012 JulDec 
Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia, Italy 
2013 JanMar 
Visiting Professor, Isaac Newton
Institute, Cambridge University, England 
2013 AprJun 
Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Scotland 
19721974  U.S. Army 
Awards:  National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 
July  1986  
Dec.  1988  NSF (Applied Mathematics) 
July  1988   Dec.  1990  NSF (Applied/Computational Mathematics) 
Jan.  1989   Dec.  1989  AFOSR (Mathematics of Computation), DOE (Applied Mathematical Sciences), NSF (Special Projects), A Conference on Approximation Theory and Numerical Linear Algebra, Project Director 
Sept.  1989   Aug.  1995  Ohio State Board of Regents (Academic Challenge), An Enhancement of the Graduate Program in Mathematics, Project Director 
Sept.  1990   May  1991  Research Council of Kent State University (Academic Year Research and Creative Activity Award) 
Feb.  1991   Jan.  2002  NSF (Science and Technology Centers), Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials (ALCOM), one of over 30 PI's 
Sept.  1991   Aug.  1993  Ohio State Board of Regents (Research Challenge), Integration of Symbolic and Numerical Techniques for Scientific Computing, CoPI with Paul S. Wang 
Sept.  1991   Aug.  1993  NSF (Applied Mathematics) 
Nov.  1992  Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (Participating Institutions Conference), A Conference on Computational Problems in Liquid Crystals, CoPI with Peter PalffyMuhoray  
July  1993   June  1996  NSF (Applied Mathematics) 
July  1998   June  2001  NSF (Applied/Computational Mathematics) 
July  2001   June  2004  NSF (Computational Mathematics) 
June  2002   May  2004  Ohio Department of Development (Technology Action Fund), Liquid Crystal Eyewear, AlphaMicron, subcontract, CoPI with Oleg Lavrentovich 
Aug. 
2005  
July 
2008 
NSF (Focused Research Group,
Applied Mathematics), one of 7 CoPIs 
July 
2006  
June 
2009 
NSF (Applied Mathematics) 
July 
2012  
June 
2015 
NSF (Applied Mathematics) 
Mar.  1989  Organizing Committee (local), Chair, a conference on Approximation Theory and Numerical Linear Algebra in honor of Richard S. Varga on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Kent State University 
Nov.  1992  Organizing Committee, CoChair with Peter PalffyMuhoray, ALCOM/IMA Conference on Computational Problems in Liquid Crystals, Kent State University 
1992  
1994  University Priorities and Budget Advisory Committee, Kent State University 
1993  
1994  Kent Pew Higher Education Roundtable, Kent State University 
1993   1994  Committee for University Strategic Planning, Kent State University 
May  1995  NSF Applied Mathematics Program Committee of Visitors, NSF, Washington, DC 
Oct.  1996  Organizing Committee, Applied Mathematics Workshop for Materials Studies and Industrial Applications, Penn State University 
1997   1998  Kent Centennial Commission, Task Force on Academic Quality, Kent State University 
Feb.  1998  NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Committee of Visitors, NSF, Washington, DC 
1998 
Computational Science Advisory Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, OH  
2000   2004 
Treasurer, International Liquid Crystal Society 
2002 
Provost's Working Group on Academic Restructuring, Kent State University  
2002  
2004 
Program Committee, M.S. Financial
Engineering Program, Kent State University 
Feb. 
2007 
NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Committee of Visitors, NSF, Washington, DC 
June 
2007 
Organizing Committee, CoChair with
Antal Jákli, Workshop on Ferroelectric
Phenomena
in Liquid Crystals, Kent State University 
2008   2009  Interim Math Coordinator and Program Committee, M.S. Financial Engineering Program, Kent State University 
2010  Executive Committee, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University  
2011  
2012 
College Advisory Committee, College
of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University 
2013  
2014 
College Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University 
Mar.  1991  ISAM '91 Workshop, TUDresden, Dresden, Germany  
Mar.  1991  Oxford University Computing Lab, Numerical Analysis Group, Oxford University, Oxford, England  
Nov.  1992  ALCOM/IMA Conference on "Computational Problems in Liquid Crystals," Kent State University, Kent, OH  
Feb.  1993  Argonne National Laboratory, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne, IL  
Aug.  1993  Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA, "Mathematical Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students"  
Apr.  1994  SIAM Conference on "Emerging Issues in Mathematics and Computation from the Materials Sciences," Pittsburgh, PA, minisymposium on "Current Issues in Liquid Crystals"  
Apr.  1995  Three Rivers Applied Math Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA  
July  1995  L.M.S. Durham Symposium on "Mathematical Models of Liquid Crystals and Related Polymeric Systems," Durham University, Durham, England  
Oct.  1996  Applied Mathematics Workshop for "Materials Studies and Industrial Applications," Penn State University, University Park, PA  
May  1997  2nd SIAM Conference on "Mathematical Issues in Materials Science," Philadelphia, PA, minisymposium on "Dynamics and Defects in Liquid Crystals and Polymeric Systems"  
Sept.  1998  Workshop on "Mathematical Modelling and Applications for Liquid Crystals in Confined Geometries," Cortona, Italy  
Mar.  1999  2nd Forum on "Numerics and Modeling for Partial Differential Equations," Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH  
July  1999  ICIAM 99, Edinburgh, Scotland, minisymposium on "Applications of Mathematical Models of Liquid Crystals"  
May  2000  3rd SIAM Conference on "Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science," Philadelphia, PA, minisymposium on "Liquid Crystals: Mathematical and Numerical Aspects"  
Aug.  2001  VII International Conference on Advanced Materials, ICAM 2001, Cancun, Mexico, symposium on "Basic and Applied Liquid Crystal Research in the Nineties: A Decade of Progress"  
Sept.  2001  Workshop on "Soft Matter Mathematical Modelling," Cortona, Italy  
June  2002  1st Joint Meeting of the UMI and AMS, Pisa, Italy, special session on "Mathematical Problems in Soft Matter Modelling"  
May 
2004 
4th SIAM Conference on
"Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science," Los Angeles, CA,
minisymposia on "Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Complex
Fluids" and "Challenges in Systems with Nematic and Smectic Order" 

Aug. 
2004 
International Symposium on "Trends
in Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics" (STAMM 2004),
Seeheim, Germany 

June 
2006 
SPIE Great Lakes Photonics
Symposium, Dayton, OH, conference on "Liquid Crystal Technology
and Applications" 

June 
2007 
Workshop on "Ferroelectric
Phenomena in Liquid Crystals," Kent State University, Kent, OH 

May  2008  Workshop on "Ferroelectric Phenomena in Soft Matter Systems," American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA  
June  2010  Joint SIAM/RSMESCMSEMA Meeting on "Emerging Topics in Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations (DSPDEs'10)," Barcelona, Spain, minisymposium on "Liquid Crystals: Biaxial Phases, Singularities and Elastomers"  
June  2010  Oxford University, Oxford, England, OxPDE Seminar  
June 
2011 
International Conference on
"Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Research" (ICAMIR),
Nakai University and Beijing Computational Sciences ResearchCenter
(CSRC), Tianjin/Beijing, China 

July 
2011 
7th International Congress on
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011), Vancouver,
Canada, minisymposium on "Advances in Liquid Crystals" 

Aug. 
2012 
International School of Liquid
Crystals, 1st ItalianBrazilian Workshop on Liquid Crystals,
Erice, Sicily 

Jan. 
2013 
Workshop on "Symmetry, Bifurcation, and Order Parameters," Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, England  
Mar. 
2013 


June 
2013 
25th Biennial Numerical Analysis
Conference, minisymposium on "Some Numerical Methods in Liquid
Crystals," University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland 

Oct.  2015  AMS Central Fall Sectional Meeting, special session on "Mathematical Analysis and Computation for Nematic Liquid Crystals", Loyola University, Chicago, IL 