ChicagoCHEC Role: Mentoring and Project Team Lead
Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Joseph E. Hibdon, Jr. (Luiseño), Ph.D., is a descendent of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Mission Indians. Through the support of his family, Joseph received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. From there, he went on to receive his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he studied fluid mechanics of non-premixed flames. In 2011, Joseph joined the NEIU community as the physical science advisor for the Student Center for Science Engagement. As of 2013 Joseph joined the mathematics department as an assistant professor. Joseph teaches applied mathematics courses and is the Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics and Minor advisor for the department. His current research interests are in fluid mechanics, dynamical systems, and biological modeling. Dr. Hibdon has extensive experience in leading and evaluating NIH research and mentoring grants at NEIU.