Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education


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Lora Billings 
Dean and Professor of Applied Mathematics
College of Science and Mathematics
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Committee term end date: December 31, 2026

Lora Billings is the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and Professor of Applied Mathematics at Montclair State University. She is the first woman to hold the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics in the University’s 110 year history. Billings holds a Ph.D. in Applied Math from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lafayette College. Her specialty is the mathematical analysis of dynamical systems and her current research focuses is on modeling stochastic complex systems in ecology and epidemiology. Billings works to promote diversity in STEM, and she continues to incorporate students in her research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Billings is an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems and a board member of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. She also served as a program director for the Applied Mathematics Program in the Division of Mathematical Science at the National Science Foundation.