B.S. Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. University of Kentucky in Mathematics
Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Computer Science
Dr. Thorne teaches a variety of computer science and math courses including a cross-listed Introduction to Numerical Methods course. He contributed to the development of a new interdisciplinary major in Computational Sciences at GC and developed a new course on High Performance Computing. He was on the advisory board of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant that the science division received from 2008-2013 which provided, among other things, many opportunities for student research with faculty mentors here and with mentors at other institutions in academia, government and industry. The grant funded a high performance computing lab which Dr. Thorne designed and assembled, partly to support the HPC course and partly to support computational sciences oriented activities by science division students and faculty.