Alexandra Chaillou
Associate Professor/Chair
Math, Physics & Computer Studies Department
Knott Science Center (KNO) 125B
Programs I teach...

School of Arts, Sciences & Business


  • Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from UMBC 2003
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics from UMBC 2001
  • B.S. in Mathematics from Towson University 1998

Research Interest

  • Numerical Analysis
  • The Finite Element Method
  • Mathematics Education for Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics


  • Chaillou A., Suri M.  2007. A posteriori estimation of the linearization error for strongly monotone nonlinear operators. To appear in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics.
  • Chaillou A., Suri M.  2007. Computable error estimators for the approximation of nonlinear problems by linearized models. To appear in Computer Methods for Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  • Murphy, M. M., Sullivan, M., Chaillou, A. L., & Ross, K. E. L. (in press). Measuring up: What teachers know about mathematics. Perspectives on Language and Literacy.