Dr. Thibodeaux received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007. That same year, he took a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. He joined the Loyola faculty in the fall of 2010.
Dr. Thibodeaux’s research has been in the study of hyperbolic partial differential equations and numerical analysis as they pertain to population and cellular biology. Most recently, his work has been focused on erythropoiesis (red blood cell production) and the within-host dynamics of malaria infection.
As a graduate student and a faculty member, Dr. Thibodeaux has taught a wide variety of courses ranging from freshman algebra to a senior level course in partial differential equations.
Dr. Thibodeaux is the current contact for the Computational Science major and minor.
- S. Logan, J.J. Thibodeaux, R.P. Tucci, Zero-Divisors, Marginal Economics, and Gronwall’s Inequality, submitted for publication.
- L. Birch, J. Thibodeaux, and R.P. Tucci, Zero divisor graphs of finite direct products of finite rings, Communications in Algebra, 42, 3852-3861 (2014)
- A.S. Ackleh, B. Ma, and J.J. Thibodeaux, A second-order high resolution finite difference scheme for a structured erythropoiesis model subject to malaria infection, Mathematical Biosciences, 245, 9-11 (2013).
- A.S. Ackleh and J.J. Thibodeaux, A second-order finite difference scheme for a mathematical model of erythropoiesis, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 29, 1821-1836 (2013).
- J.J. Thibodeaux and Timothy Schlittenhardt, Optimal treatment strategies for malaria infection, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73, 2791-2808 (2011).
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2007