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Jason Howell

Assistant Professor

Address: RSS 357
Office Hours: M 2:00-3:00, WR 3:00-4:00 or by appointment
Phone: 843.953.1016
Personal Website:

Dr. Howell joined the Department of Mathematics faculty in August 2012.  Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, and subsequently an Assistant Professor at Clarkson University. 


Ph.D., Mathematical SciencesClemson University, 2007

M.S., Mathematical SciencesClemson University1998

B.S., MathematicsCollege of Charleston1996

Research Interests

  • Current Activities: Finite Element Methods for Fluids and Structures; Applications of Differential Equations in the Natural and Social Sciences; Direct Solution Methods for Large Sparse Linear Systems; Numerical and Computational Analysis of Arterial Blood Flow; Numerical Methods for Coupled Multiscale Problems in Fluid/Fluid and Fluid/Structure Interaction.

  • General Interests: Numerical and Computational Analysis; Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Finite Element Methods; Saddle Point Problems; Inf-Sup Conditions; Temporal Integration Methods for Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations; Operator-Splitting Methods; Defect Correction Methods; Continuation Methods; Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow; Reaction-Diffusion Equations; Flow in Porous Media; Iterative Linear and Nonlinear Solvers.


Courses Taught

Fall 2014:

  • Math 229 (Vector Calculus with Chemical Applications) Section 1
  • Math 120 (Introductory Calculus) Section 6


Recent Publications and Preprints:

A complete list of publications is maintained at