• Anne Yust

    Assistant Professor of Quantitative Reasoning


    Beginning her mathematical studies at a liberal arts institution, Dr. Anne Yust has devoted her education and career to the application of mathematics across the disciplinary boundaries. Before joining the faculty in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, she was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Birmingham-Southern College, a small liberal arts institution in Birmingham, AL. Focusing on biomathematics in her graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Anne has completed many projects with undergraduate students revolving around biological and ecological models, often using computer simulation of  these complex systems. She has also worked with students on multiple projects involving data analysis.  Examples of these projects include the uncovering of patterns suggesting population inequalities portrayed in film and the prediction of future outcomes in sports based on prior trends. Anne is passionate about working with students on interdisciplinary projects that interest them, both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Degrees Held:

    • PhD, Mathematical Sciences (2010), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    • BS, Mathematics (2005), Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Association for Women in Mathematics
    • Mathematical Association of America

    Recent Publications:

    E. Bodine, S. Scott, A. Yust, An Agent-Based Model of Island Foxes on Santa Cruz Island (Urocyon littoralis santacruzae) which Exhibits an Allee Effect, Letters in Biomathematics, 2013.

    Student Research Projects

    • S. McCarthy, A. Yust, The McCarthy Model: Optimizing a Mathematical Model of Adoptive IL- 2 Immunotherapy, 2016.
    • S. McCarthy, A. Yust, Choosing the Right Test: Incorporating Biostatistics into Marker Strategy Design Clinical Trial Protocols, 2016.
    • J. Creager, A. Yust, The BSC Land Bank Analysis Project, 2015.
    • E. Bodine, S. Li, A. Pratt, A. Yust, Agent-Based Model of Yellow-Bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris), 2014.
    • A. Crowe, R. Deveikis, A. Yust, Creating a New Metric, 2014.
    • K. Flagg, A. Russell, A. Yust, Comparisons of Calculating Populations Centers for Regions of Various Size, 2014.
    • T. Johnson, M. Nordgren, A. Yust, Sabermetrics: Predicting the Unpredictable, 2014.
    • T. Morson, D. Riley, A. Yust, A Two Pheromone Ant Foraging Model, 2014.
    • E. Bodine, J. Crowder, A. Russell, S. Scott, H. Qureshi, A. Yust, Modeling the Allee Effect in Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, 2013.

    Research Interests:

    Biomathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling, Ecological Systems, Immune System Dynamics, Control Theory, Data Science

    Awards And Honors:

    • Associated Colleges of the South Faculty Advancement Grants (2015, 2013, 2012)
    • Birmingham-Southern College Course Development Grants (2015, 2014, 2013)
    • Birmingham-Southern College Summer Research Grants (2015, 2011)