Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Jonathan Rowell
Assistant Professor


Office: Petty 147
Email address:
Starting year at UNCG: 2012
Office hours: M 11:00-1:00; W 12:00-1:00


Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, Cornell University (2003)


Spring, 2015
  • MAT 191-03 LEC (Calculus I), MWF 2:00-2:50, Petty Building 227
  • MAT 394-01 LEC (Calculus IV), MWF 10:00-10:50, Petty Building 223
Summer Session 1, 2015
  • MAT 115-01D WTX (College Algebra)
Fall, 2015
  • MAT 191-05 LEC (Calculus I), MWF 1:00-1:50, Petty Building 223
  • MAT 394-01 LEC (Calculus IV), MWF 11:00-11:50, Petty Building 007

Research Interests

Mathematical Biology, Applied Math

Selected Recent Publications

  • Rowell, Jonathan T. and Servedio, Maria R. 2012. “Vocal Communications and the Maintenance of Population Specific Songs in a Contact Zone.” PLoS ONE 7(5): e35257.
  • Rowell, Jonathan T. “Tactical Population Movements and Distributions for Ideally Motivated Competitors,” The American Naturalist, 176(5), 2010, pp. 638-650.
  • Rowell, Jonathan T. “The Limitation of Species Range: A Consequence of Searching Along Resource Gradients,” Theoretical Population Biology, 75(2-3), 2009, pp. 216-227.
  • Rowell, Jonathan T. and Maria R. Servedio. “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Evolution of Mate Preference Among Strategically Allocated Males.” The American Naturalist, 173 (1), 2009, pp. 12-25.
  • Rowell, Jonathan T., Stephen P. Ellner, and H. Kern Reeve. “Why Animals Lie: How Dishonesty and Belief Can Coexist in a Signaling System,” The American Naturalist, 168, 2006, pp. E180-204.

Brief Bio

Dr. Rowell earned a Ph.D. in 2003 from Cornell University, and he joined the UNCG faculty in 2012. His primary research studies the application of game theory and differential equations to biological problems ranging from the cellular level to the population level.