Joe Latulippe, PhD, joined the Norwich faculty in 2011. He completed his bachelors degree in applied mathematics at Sonoma State University and his master’s degree and PhD in mathematics at Montana State University.
His doctoral research focused on mathematical models of neuronal firing patterns.
Latulippe teaches a variety of classes, including Calculus, Differential Equations, Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Operations Research, and Mathematical Modeling. He incorporates a variety of active learning strategies in his classes, including clickers and voting, writing projects, and inquiry-based learning methods.
His current research focuses on better understanding how Alzheimer’s disease affects synaptic transmission between neurons in the brain. More specifically, he uses mathematical models to determine the affects of Alzheimer’s on the biological processes involved in calcium regulation.
Latulippe has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in a variety of fields, including mathematical biology and neuroscience, numerical analysis, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
He has been awarded the Board of Fellows Faculty Development Prize for his research on synaptic plasticity and firing patterns in neurons. He has also received a Vermont Genetics Network Grant for investigating models of calcium dynamics in an Alzheimer’s environment.
Latulippe has worked with numerous Norwich undergraduates on summer research projects in mathematical neuroscience. He is also the faculty athletics representative for the university and has served as an assistant men's lacrosse coach since 2011.