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Caroline Lubert
Caroline Parsons Lubert
Professor of Mathematics

James Madison University

Caroline Parsons Lubert

Caroline Parsons Lubert is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University where she has served as a faculty member since 1999.

Her scholarly work is in aeroacoustics: specifically, the noise emitted by turbulent Coanda wall jets. Such jets are used in a multitude of industrial applications. Unfortunately, they also often produce unwanted and harmful noise. Her work seeks to better understand the sound-generation processes associated with these jets, with the goal of reducing or attenuating any detrimental noise they produce. Her research recently has focused on modelling the turbulence-generated noise emitted during liftoff of the Antares rocket, which resupplies the International Space Station and launches from Wallops Island, Virginia.

Dr. Lubert prides herself on being a teacher-scholar. She is author or co-author of 21 refereed journal articles and more than 60 conference papers. She has authored a monograph on statistics for logisticians and is co-holder of a U.S. patent. As director of the JMU Aeroacoustics Lab, which she designed and built with JMU students, she is committed to promoting opportunities for young people in STEM subjects. While at JMU she has mentored more than 25 student projects and co-authored 12 papers with students. In addition, she has sought to develop a diverse teaching portfolio including introductory general-science classes, advanced mathematics courses, online graduate classes in engineering, a study-abroad course in London, and advanced “short courses” for industry and government. The ages of her students range from teenage to retirement.

Dr. Lubert sees herself as an ambassador for science in the classroom and in the broader community. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and often speaks to general and professional audiences in the United States and abroad. She is active nationally with the Acoustical Society of America and the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, and she currently serves as an associate editor for Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. She has received several national and international awards and was named the JMU College of Science and Mathematics Madison Scholar for 2009.

Dr. Lubert was born in Portsmouth, on the south coast of Great Britain. She received her B.Sc. (First Class) in mathematics from the University of Exeter, U.K., and her Ph.D. in engineering from the same institution. She lives in Harrisonburg with her husband, Dr. Howard Lubert.

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