Math & Actuarial Science

Marco Martinez

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science; Coordinator of Actuarial Science Program


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Marco V. Martinez was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. He went to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, where he double-majored in Biology and Mathematics. Marco was a Graduate Research Assistant at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Marco graduated with a doctorate in Mathematics and a masters in Statistics in August of 2013. Marco’s principal research interest is to use mathematical and statistical tools to answer theoretical questions that develop strategies to preserve biodiversity.  He was a 2013-2014 Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) fellow. He is a member of the Mathematical Association of America committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics.  He became very involved with the Actuarial Science program since his arrival at North Central College. He supported his students to create the Actuarial Science Club in 2014, and the Gamma Iota Sigma, Gamma Epsilon Chapter in 2018. He was named Coordinator of the Actuarial Science Program in 2016 and is currently working towards his credentials from the Society of Actuaries.  In 2016, he was honored with the Clarence F. Dissinger Award for his distinguished teaching and mentoring by a junior faculty member.

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Selected Scholarship

Banuelos, S., Martinez, M.V., Mitchell, C. and Prieto-Langarica, A. A simple mathematical model of the spread of Zika with sexual transmission and control. Letters in Biomathematics, 6:1, 1-19

Martinez, M.V., Lenhart, S. and White, J. Optimal control of integrodifference equations in a pest-pathogen system. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical System - Series B 2015; 20(6): 1759-1783

Bodine, E.N. and Martinez, M.V. Optimal genetic augmentation strategies for a threatened population using a continent-island model. Letters in Biomathematics 2014; 1(1): 23-39

Courses Taught

MTH 140, 141, 152: Calculus I and II

MTH 341 and 342: Probability and Statistics I and II

MTH 315: Differential Equations

MTH 355: Applied Mathematical Techniques