Dr. Cody Lorton

  • Position:  Assistant Professor
  • Department:  Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 342
  • clorton@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 474-2304


Dr. Cody Lorton, who joined UWF in 2014, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Lorton's research includes Schwarz methods for non-symmetric and indefinite problems; discontinuous Galerkin methods for reduced wave problems; and efficient numerical methods for stochastic elliptic partial differential equations. His research on the discontinuous Galerkin method and efficient numerical methods for acoustic wave scattering problems in random media has been published in Journal of Scientific Computing and SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification. Lorton earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, where he concentrated on Computational and Applied Mathematics and won the Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award. He has both a M.S. and a B.A. in Mathematics from Western Kentucky University. His programming languages are Java, Matlab, Mathematica and LaTeX.

Degrees & Institutions:

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Tennessee
M.S. Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
B.A. Mathematics, Western Kentucky University


Overall my research is in the fields of numerical analysis and partial differential equations. In particular, with focus on developing and analyzing robust and efficient numerical solution techniques for reduced wave problems like the Helmholtz problem. Keywords: Numerical analysis, Partial differential equations, Discontinuous Galerkin methods, Unconditional stability, Error estimates, Helmholtz equation.

Current Courses:

  • MAD 4401 Numerical Analysis
  • MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra

Classes Taught:

    • MAP 5345 Partial Differential Equations
    • MAP 2302 Differential Equations
    • MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III

Keywords: Schwarz methods for non-symmetric and indefinite problems, stochastic elliptical partial equations, wave scattering in deterministic and random media, discontinuous Galerkin methods, computational and applied mathematics