About Me

Tom Clark

Tom Clark
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (712) 722-6287


Ph.D. University of Nebraska, (Mathematics, 2014)

M.S. University of Nebraska (Mathematics, 2010)

M.A. Point Loma Nazarene University (Education, 2007)

B.A. Calvin College (Mathematics and Secondary Education, 2004)

Research Interests

My primary research area is in studying fluid-structure problems using partial differential equations.  In addition I am interested in the mathematical preparation of teachers, especially in view of the the Common Core standards.


A mixed variational formulation for the wellposedness and numerical approximation of a PDE model arising in a 3-D fluid-structure interaction.  Evolution Equations and Control Theory.  3(4) 557-578, 2014.

Classifying polygonal chains of six segments. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 13(4) 479-514, 2004.

Courses Taught

Math 152 Calculus I

Math 153 Calculus II

Math 201 Multivariable Calculus

Math 204 Differential Equations

Math 208 Modern Geometry

Math 311 Real Analysis

Math 315 Complex Analysis