Short Resume


PhD in Mathematics, minor in Mechanics and Materials Science, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), GPA 3.8/4.0, December 2004. Advisor: Chi-Sing Man

MA in Mathematics, University of Kentucky, GPA 3.9/4.0, December 1998

BS in Mathematics, minor in Chemical and Physical Science, Meredith College (Raleigh, NC), Summa Cum Laude, August 1995



A non-destructive measurement scheme for through-thickness crystallographic texture coefficient functions of cubic metal sheets. Leigh L. Noble, in progress.

Recovery of through-thickness texture profiles in sheet metals by resonance spectroscopy. Leigh L. Noble, Chi-Sing Man, and Gen Nakamura. In D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti, editors, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, volume 23, pp. 1232–1239. AIP, 2004

Designing textured polycrystals with specific isotropic material tensors: the ODF method. C.-S. Man and L. Noble. Università e Politecnico di Torino. Seminario Matematico. Rendiconti, 58:155–170, 2000 (MR1986455)



"Fostering Technical Writing in the Undergraduate Math Classroom" at the AMS Annual Meeting; San Diego CA; Jan 2008.

"A unified theory of resonance shifts in ultrasound resonance spectroscopy" (joint work with Chi-Sing Man) at the Society for Natural Philosophy meeting on the Interface between Atomistic and Continuum Theories; Houston TX; Oct 2007.

“Quantitative relationships between stress distributions, microstructure and high strain rate performance of advanced ceramics: an interim report" at the 14th Annual ARL-USMA Technical Symposium; Aberdeen MD; Nov 2006.

“Recovery of texture coefficients as functions of depth in sheet metals” at the 2004 SIAM Annual Meeting; Portland OR; July 2004.

“Recovery of through-thickness texture profiles in sheet metals by resonance spectroscopy” poster with Chi-Sing Man at the 30th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference; Green Bay WI; July 2003.

“Introduction to quantitative texture analysis” at the 15th Annual Eastern Kentucky University Symposium in the Mathematical, Statistical, and Computer Sciences; Richmond KY; April 2001. *Award for Best Graduate Student Presenter



Research Associate, National Research Council; working with Thomas Wright and Jim McCauley from US Army Research Lab, Aberdeen MD while in residence at US Military Academy, West Point NY; May 2005 – June 2008

Research Assistant for Prof. Chi-Sing Man; University of Kentucky Department of Mathematics; eleven semesters between 1998–2003

Graduate Fellow working with Dr. Kenneth Telschow; Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls ID; Summer 2000; experimented with acoustoelasticity



United States Military Academy; Davies Fellow —

Instructor and Course Director: Vector Calculus and Introduction to PDEs (Junior level course), Spring 2007

Co-Instructor: Mathematical Modeling (Junior level course), Spring 2007

Instructor: Integral Calculus and Introduction to DEs (Sophomore level course), Fall 2007

Instructor: Differential Calculus (Freshman level course), Spring 2006

University of Kentucky; Teaching Assistant —

Instructor: Introduction to Linear Algebra (Junior level course), Summer 2001

Instructor: College Algebra (Freshman level course), Fall 2001

Instructor: Intermediate Algebra (a remedial course), Fall 1999

Recitation Instructor: Calculus II, Fall 1997 and Spring 1998

Recitation Instructor: Elementary Calculus and Its Applications (business calculus), Fall 2002

Jefferson Community College, Louisville KY; Assistant Instructor —
Assistant: College Algebra and Functions (an online course), Fall 2001


Updated September 4, 2009