About Me

Who Am I?

Welcome! I am a visiting instructor in the Department of Mathematics at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. I received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Arizona State University. I am currently teaching Calculus with Algebra to first year students at Dartmouth College. On my free time, I like to do research in the area of dynamical systems with applications to life and social sciences.

I am very enthusiastic in working with and mentoring undergraduate students to introduce them to research in applied mathematics.

What I do?

Here are some of my expertise

Complex Dynamical Systems

I am interested in study the behavior of complex systems in biology, ecology, and social sciences by the identication of mechanisms that facilitate the social and biological factors across multiple levels of organization.

Mathematical Models

I use dynamical systems theory to model and describe the behavior of the complex dynamical systems that may arise in the social and biological sciences.


Some of the applications of interest are: Ecological and Evolutionary (social insects dynamics), Epidemiology (spread of infectious diseases and social "diseases", e.g. opioid, alcohol, gun violence, etc.)

What I have done


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  1. Marisabel Rodriguez MessanRobert E. Page Jr., Yun Kang, 2018. "Effects of vitellogenin in age polyethism and population dynamics of honeybees." Journal of Ecological Modelling, 388: 88-107.
  2. Marisabel Rodriguez Messan^Darin Kopp^, Daniel C. Allen, Yun Kang, 2018. "Dynamical implications of bi-directional resources exchange within a meta-ecosystem." Journal of Mathematical Biosciences, 301: 167-184.
  3. Marisabel Rodriguez-Rodriguez^, Nathan Smith^, Tin Phan*, Jonathan Woodbury*, and Yun Kang, 2018. "Interactions between leaf-cutter ants and fungus garden: Effects of division of labor, age polyethism, and egg cannibalism.Journal of Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, 13 (3):30.
  4. Marisabel Rodriguez-Rodriguez^ and Yun Kang, 2016. "Colony and evolutionary dynamics of a two-stage model with brood cannibalism and division of labor in social insects." Journal of Natural Resource Modeling, 29(4): 633-662. 
  5. Yun Kang, Marisabel Rodriguez-Rodriguez^, and Stephen Evilsizor^, 2015. "Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of a two stages social insect model with egg cannibalism." Journal of Mathematical and Applications, 430 (1). 



Instructor at Dartmouth College 
Fall 2018 - MATH 1 Calculus with Algebra (two sections)
Winter 2019 - MATH 3 Introduction to Calculus (two sections)
Spring 2019 - MATH 23 Differential Equations

Graduate Teaching Associate at Arizona State University 
Fall 2017 - MAT 171 Precalculus for STEM
Fall 2016 - MAT 275 Modern Differential Equations (Lab - MATLAB Assistant)
Spring 2015 - MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
Fall 2014 - MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
Spring 2014 - MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
Fall 2013 - MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

Instructor at The 
University of Texas-Pan American
Fall 2011: Intermediate Algebra
Spring 2011: Intermediate Algebra, Fundamentals of Mathematics for Middle School Mathematics Degree
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013: Intermediate Algebra
Summer 2013: College Algebra

Get Involve

Upcoming Mathematical Conferences, Events, and Summer Programs

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Nov 9-10, 2018 | ICERM

Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2018

Abstract: The NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee hosts the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony. This is the ninth conference since 2000, held every other year, with the location rotating among NSF Mathematics Institutes. The conference and prize honors David Blackwell, the first African-American member of the National Academy of Science, and Richard Tapia, winner of the National Medal of Science in 2010, two seminal figures who inspired a generation of African-American, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics.

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Nov. 2-4 2018 | Math Alliance

2018 Field of Dreams Conference

The Conference will bring together faculty in the mathematical sciences with students from backgrounds underrepresented in those fields. This will be an exciting weekend that will provide something for everyone. This year’s host institution will be Washington University in St. Louis which has a tradition for strong commitment to, and success in, diversity and inclusion in STEM and we look forward to working with them in the future!

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Jan 16-19, 2019 | JMM 2019

Joint Mathematics Meetings

This meeting is a must-attend for anyone interested in learning about innovative mathematical research, advancing mathematical achievement, providing the communication and tools to progress in the field, encouraging mathematical research, and connecting with the mathematical community.

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June 5 - July 27 2019 | Summer Program - MTBI 2019

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute at ASU

MTBI is an intensive summer research experience that prepares undergraduate students for the rigors of graduate level research at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and the natural and social sciences. Select students are invited to Arizona State University for eight weeks, where their time is split between classroom instruction on research methods and hands-on research projects. ***MTBI is a research experience for undergraduates (REU); it is not an internship, and students will NOT earn college credit for participation.

Get in Touch


Department of Mathematics, 27 N. Main Street, 6188 Kemeny Hall (Office: 334), Hanover, NH 03755-3551



When I am not teaching or doing research, I enjoy...

Reading Books

My favorite book of all times is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Other recommended books are: The Magic by Rhonda Byrne.


I enjoy improving my physic, endurance, and streght. My PR for squats is 210 lbs and bench press is 125 lbs.

Coffee and traveling

I enjoy traveling and searching for nice local coffee shops to sit and have a hot cup of americano. Also, I like to grind and pour over my coffee every morning.