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Dr. Andrew Lang

Chair of Computing and Mathematics


Degrees/Credentials

B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics, University of Kent,
Canterbury, Kent
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Tulsa
Ph.D., University of Missouri


Contact Information

phone: 918.495.6692
e-mail: alang@oru.edu

Profile

Academic Highlights


Andrew Lang grew up in Lydd, England, in a quiet little coastal town of about 10,000 people. He attended college at the University of Kent, where he met Kelly, a University of Tulsa student who was taking a year to study abroad. The rest is history. The couple married and moved back to Tulsa where all four of their children have been born and where Kelly's parents still live. He hasn't been back to England in seven years.

Andrew has taught at ORU since 1998 and has often been honored for teaching and academic excellence, including being recognized as Scholar of the Year, Outstanding Honors Program Faculty and Department Faculty Member of the Year. Since he is also an avid science fiction fan, he co-teaches a course about the "science" portion of "science fiction."

Dr. Lang is thoroughly impressed with the quality of students who attend ORU. "As a graduate student, I taught at a state university. I find the students are better at ORU. At state schools you get all kinds of students. Here students are more genuine and focused because they believe in a mission and hold a Christian worldview," he commented.

A frequent publisher in scientific journals, Dr. Lang is currently collaborating with professors around the world on the Open Notebook Science Solubility Challenge. That work along with the thrills of family life including coaching his son's soccer team and watching his two young daughters perform ballet make his life full and overflowing.

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications (full list)

  •  "Religion, Culture, Curriculum and Diversity in 21st Century America," ISBN: 0-7618-3558-X Editors: Lang, Grizzle, Trent, Seahorn
  • "Modeling Basketball Free Throws," J M Jablonsky and A S I D Lang, 2005, SIAM Review
  • "The Frequency Spectrum of the Casimier Effect," A S I D Lang, 2005, Journal of Mathematical Physics
  • "A Multi-Perspective Class Project at Oral Roberts University," Andrew Lang, Aimee Raile, and Joy Thrall, 2003, Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Vol. 4, No. 2
  • "Constrained Optimization for Passive Coning Attenuator for a Spinning Spacecraft Under Thrust," A S I D Lang and D Halsmer, 2001, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences V108
  • "Optimal Design of a Two-Dimensional Passive Coning Attenuator for a Spinning Spacecraft Under Thrust," D Halsmer and A S I D Lang, 2000, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences V105
  • "The Electromagnetic Field Near a Dielectric Half-Space," A D Halfer and A S I D Lang, 1999, Journal of Physics A: Math Gen. V32 Number 10
  • "Black Holes and Singularities," Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri, October 1996
  • "The Casmir Effect," Department of Physics, University of Missouri, 1998 MBA degree
Awards
  • Department Faculty Member of the Year (2005-2006 & 2007-2008)
  •  Outstanding Honors Program Faculty (2007-2008) 
  • Scholar of the Year (2006-2007)  
  • Professionalism in the Classroom Award (2000 & 2003) \Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2001-2007) 
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (2005-2007)  \Who's Who in America (2004-2007) 
  • Project NEXT Fellowship (1999) 
  • Donald K. Anderson Student Teaching Award (1998) 
  • Gaines House Men of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award (1998)