Barbara Benitez, PhD

Barbara Benitez


Office Address: NURS 207
Phone: (281) 649-3050
Associate Professor of Mathematics


  • BA in Mathematics, University of Houston
  • MS in Mathematics, University of Houston
  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Houston

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Math for Critical Thinking
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Abstract Algebra I
  • Abstract Algebra II
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Topology I
  • Topology II
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  • Special Topic: Research in Math Biology
  • Senior Seminar for Math Education Majors

Teaching Focus

Dr. Benitez’s teaching focus is on introducing students to mathematics in an engaging and relevant way. Her area of specialization is dynamical systems with an emphasis on mathematical biology.

Additional Information

Dr. Benitez is currently doing research in the area of epidemiology and is interested in exploring mathematical neuroscience. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
Dr. Benitez has served on several university committees, including the Faculty Assembly Executive Board.