B.S. Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. University of Kentucky in Mathematics
Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Computer Science
Dr. Thorne has been teaching a variety of computer science and math courses including a cross-listed Introduction to Numerical Methods at Georgetown College since the Fall of 2005. Prior to that, he had a post-doc position working on lattice Boltzmann methods with applications to groundwater hydrogeology in the Earth Sciences Department at Florida International University. He contributed to the development of a recent new interdisciplinary major in Computational Sciences at GC. In Spring 2010, he taught the inaugural offering of a course on High Performance Computing. Dr. Thorne is on the advisory board of a four-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant that the science division received in 2008 which will provide, among other things, many opportunities for student research with faculty mentors here and with mentors at other institutions in academia, government and industry. During 2011-2012, he oversaw the construction of a small computational sciences computer lab (with HHMI and Brown grant funds) designed to be used by science division students and faculty involved in computational sciences projects and research.