Natalie Cartwright earned a B.S. in business administration and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Vermont.
She was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Vermont before accepting a position in the Department of Mathematics at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She earned the position of Associate Professor in 2014, spent a yearlong sabbatical at Colorado State University, and chaired the New Paltz department for two years before coming to Norwich University.
Cartwright’s research is in applied asymptotic analysis with a particular emphasis on wideband electromagnetic pulse propagation through dispersive material. Her research work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research from 2006 through 2019. Her recent work is in the area of optical trapping in which birefringent crystals are spatially manipulated by laser light. She presents her work at both national and international conferences and publishes in peer-reviewed journals.
She has taught a wide range of mathematics courses including special topics courses in dynamical systems, fractals, and linear algebra, and enjoys working with students both within and outside of the classroom. She has mentored student chapters of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Association for Women in Mathematics, and has worked with undergraduate students on both independent studies and research projects.
She encourages students in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, and all sciences to contact her about potential projects.
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