Zahia Drici, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the Curriculum

Zahia Drici has been a professor of Mathematics at Illinois Wesleyan University since 1995. She served as Director of General Education from August 2006 to July 2009, and she is the Associate Dean of Curriculum since August 1, 2009.  She holds Ph. D. degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University and a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (equivalent to a M.S. degree) in Solid State Physics from the University of Algiers.  Her current research interests are in nonlinear analysis, more specifically, in differential equations and dynamical systems, including functional differential equations, functional differential equations with PPF dependence, differential equations in abstract spaces, differential equations with causal operators, set differential equations, dynamical systems on time scales, large-scale dynamical systems, stability theory, control theory, monotone iterative techniques and generalized quasilinearization.