Stephanie Beck Roth

Department: STEM Division (Mathematics)
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone #: (304)788-7118
Fax #: (304)788-6847
E-mail Address: Stephanie.BeckRoth@mail.wvu.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV (8/2011)
Dissertation: Reduced Order Model (ROM) of a Spouted Bed System Utilizing Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
M.A. Mathematics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC (5/2001)
Dissertation: Control Algorithms for Dense Adaptive Optics Systems Using Segmented Hexagonal Deformable Mirrors
B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics (Dual) / General Business, Fairmont State College, Fairmont WV (5/1999)

Courses Taught:

WVUe 191 First Year Experience
Stat 211 Elementary Statistical Inference
Math 261 Elementary Differential Equations
Math 155 Calculus I
Math 150 Applied Calculus
Math 129 Pre-calculus
Math 126 College Algebra
Math 93 Intermediate Algebra
Math 91 Elementary Algebra

University Service: S
erving as an Academic Advisor for Business Administration, Business Technology and Business Management Students. Currently serve on the Instructional Programs Committee and the Enrollment Management Council. Served as
2013 WV Skills USA Technical Math Exam, State Committee Chair. Served as Higher Education Technical Reviewer for WV Department of Education Math III and IV Career and Technical Readiness Unit Plans (2012-2013).

Publications:
Specific combinations of HLA-DR2 and DR3 class II haplotypes contribute graded risk for disease susceptibility and autoantibodies in human SLE. Graham RR, Ortmann W, Rodine P, Espe K, Langefeld C, Lange E, Williams A, Beck S, Kyogoku C, Moser K, Gaffney P, Gregersen PK, Criswell LA, Harley JB, Behrens TW. Eur J Hum Genet. 2007. Aug 15(8):823-30.

Heritability and expression of C-reactive protein in type 2 diabetes in the Diabetes Heart Study. Lange LA, Burdon K, Langefeld CD, Liu Y, Beck SR, Rich SS, Freedman BI, Brosnihan KB, Herrington DM, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW. Ann Hum Genet. 2006. Nov 70(Pt 6):717-25.

Variants of the CD40 gene but not of the CD40L gene are associated with coronary artery calcification in the Diabetes Heart Study (DHS). Burdon KP, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Wagenknecht LE, Carr JJ, Rich SS, Freedman BI, Herrington D, Bowden DW. Am Heart J. 2006. Mar 151(3) 706-11.

A genome-wide search for quantitative trait loci contributing to variation in seasonal pollen reactivity. Blumenthal MN, Langefeld CD, Barnes KC, Ober C, Meyers DA, King RA, Beaty TH, Beck SR, Bleecker ER, Rich SS; Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006. Jan 117(1):79-85.

The impact of pedigree structure on heritability estimates for pulse pressure in three studies. Hsu FC, Zaccaro DJ, Lange LA, Arnett DK, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Herrington DM, Beck SR, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Rich SS. Hum Hered. 2005. 60(2):63-72.

A genome scan for ESRD in black families enriched for nondiabetic nephropathy. Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Rich SS, Valis CJ, Sale MM, Williams AH, Brown WM, Beck SR, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2004. Oct 15(10):2719-27.

Association of genes of lipid metabolism with measures of subclinical cardiovascular disease in the Diabetes Heart Study. Burdon KP, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Wagenknecht LE, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Herrington D, Bowden DW. J Med Genet. 2005. Sep 42(9):720-4.

P-selectin gene haplotype associations with albuminuria in the Diabetes Heart Study. Liu Y, Burdon KP, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Wagenknecht LE, Rich SS, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Kidney Int. 2005. Aug 68(2):741-6.

T-786C polymorphism of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene is associated with albuminuria in the diabetes heart study. Liu Y, Burdon KP, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Wagenknecht LE, Rich SS, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005. Apr 16(4):1085-90.

Genome-wide scans for heritability of fasting serum insulin and glucose concentrations in hypertensive families. Freedman BI, Rich SS, Sale MM, Heiss G, Djoussé L, Pankow JS, Province MA, Rao DC, Lewis CE, Chen YD, Beck SR; HyperGEN Investigators. Diabetologia. 2005 Apr;48(4):661-8. Epub 2005 Mar 4. Erratum in: Diabetologia. 2005. Aug 48(8):1678.

Pericardial and visceral adipose tissues measured volumetrically with computed tomography are highly associated in type 2 diabetic families. Wheeler GL, Shi R, Beck SR, Langefeld CD, Lenchik L, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, Rich SS, Bowden DW, Chen MY, Carr JJ. Invest Radiol. 2005. Feb 40(2):97-101.

Quantitative trait loci for abdominal fat and BMI in Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans: the IRAS Family study. Norris JM, Langefeld CD, Scherzinger AL, Rich SS, Bookman E, Beck SR, Saad MF, Haffner SM, Bergman RN, Bowden DW, Wagenknecht LE. Int J Obes (Lond). 2005. Jan 29(1):67-77.

Heritability of GFR and albuminuria in Caucasians with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Bowden DW, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI. Am J Kidney Dis. 2004. May 43(5):796-800.

A genome-wide scan for type 2 diabetes in African-American families reveals evidence for a locus on chromosome 6q. Sale MM, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Williams AH, Hicks PJ, Colicigno CJ, Beck SR, Brown WM, Rich SS, Bowden DW. Diabetes. 2004. Mar 53(3):830-7.

Measurement of trabecular bone mineral density in the thoracic spine using cardiac gated quantitative computed tomography. Lenchik L, Shi R, Register TC, Beck SR, Langefeld CD, Carr JJ. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004. Jan-Feb 28(1):134-9.

Age-stratified heritability estimation in the Framingham Heart Study families. Brown WM, Beck SR, Lange EM, Davis CC, Kay CM, Langefeld CD, Rich SS; Framingham Heart Study. BMC Genet. 2003. Dec 31; 4 Suppl 1:S32.

Age-stratified QTL genome scan analyses for anthropometric measures. Beck SR, Brown WM, Williams AH, Pierce J, Rich SS, Langefeld CD. BMC Genet. 2003. Dec 31; 4 Suppl 1:S31.

A genome-wide scan for urinary albumin excretion in hypertensive families. Freedman BI, Beck SR, Rich SS, Heiss G, Lewis CE, Turner S, Province MA, Schwander KL, Arnett DK, Mellen BG; HyperGEN Investigators. Hypertension. 2003. Sep 42(3):291-6.

Research Interests:Research interests involve high performance computing, data science, statistical genetics and numerical analysis. WV Department of Education and WVU Academic Innovation Digital Content Development Teacher and author of WVU K-12 Academic Initiative WV Math I Units 1 and 2, WV Math III Unit 2, and WV Math IV TR Unit 2 lesson plans.

Conference Proceedings/Presentation:

WVU Regional Workshop on big data, cyber-security. December, 2015.

Using Genetic Algorithms for Robust Tasking of Multiple UABs with Diverse Sensors. Darrah M, Beck-Roth S, Pullam L, Taipale E. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference in Seattle 2009. April 2009.

An Exploration of Gender-Specific Linkage Disequilibrium on Chromosome X in Caucasians from the COGA Study. Cox ME, Campbell JK, Beck SR, Langefeld CD. Genetic Analysis Workshop 12 (GAW14). Noordwijkerhout, Holland. 2004.

Locus and Interval Estimation of Genes Predisposig to Alcoholism Risk Factors. Beck SR, Williams AH, Langefeld CD, Hsu FC. Genetic Analysis Workshop 12 (GAW14). Noordwijkerhout, Holland. 2004.

TNFA gene polymorphisms in glucose homeostasis and adiposity: The IRAS Family Study. Sutton BS, Weinert S, Langefeld CD, Beck S, Norris JM, Palmer ND, Bowden DW. Am J Hum Genet 73 (suppl): 76. 2003.

Familial aggregation of C-reactive protein in type 2 diabetes [abstract] [online only]. Lange LA, Bowden DW, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Dryman BN, Freedman BI, Rich SR [sic], Herrington DM. Am J Hum Genet 73 (Suppl): 76, 2003.

Pericardial and visceral adipose tissues measured volumetrically with CT are highly associated in type 2 diabetic families. Wheeler GL, Carr JJ, Shi R, Beck SR, Langefeld CD, Lenchik L, Freedman BI, Rich SS, Wagneknecht LE, Bowden DW. Circulation 2003; 107(7)(2/25/03 online ed):P45.

A Genome-Wide Scan for Urinary Albumin Excretion in Hypertensive Families. Freedman BI, Beck SR, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW. American Society of Nephrology 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Exposition. San Diego, California, 2003.

Heritability of Urine Albumin: Creatinine Ratio (ACR) and Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) in Caucasians with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2). Freedman BI, Beck SR, Bowden DW, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD. . American Society of Nephrology 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Exposition. San Diego, California, 2003.

Heritability of C-Reactive Protein in Families with Type 2 Diabetes. Lange LA, Bowden DW, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Dryman BN, Freedman BI, Rich SS, Herrington DM. The 43rd Annual Confrence on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. Miami, Florida, 2003.

Age-stratified heritability extimation in the Framingham families. Brown WM, Beck SR, Lange EM, Davis CC, Kay CM, Langefeld CD, Rich SS. Genetic Analysis Workshop 13 (GAW13). New Orleans, LA, 2002.

Age-Stratified QTL Genome Scans Analyses for Anthropometric Measures. Beck SR, Brown WM, Williams AH, Pierce J, Rich S, Langefeld CD. Genetic Analysis Workshop 13 (GAW13). New Orleans, LA, 2002.

Familial aggregation of C-reactive protein in type 2 diabetes. Lange LA, Langefeld CD, Beck SR, Rich SS, Herrington DM, Bowden DW. The 42nd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. Honolulu, Hawaii, 2002.

Books:

Doctoral Dissertation:

Reduced Order Model (ROM) of a Spouted Bed System Utilizing Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. Beck SR. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2011.

Master Thesis:

Control Algorithms for Dense Adaptive Optics Systems Using Segmented Hexagonal Deformable Mirrors. Beck SR. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 2001.

Faculty Collaborators at Other Colleges/Universities: 



Dr. Jim Harner - Director of Data Science (WVU)

Dr. Weidong Liao – Computer Science (Shepherd University)

Grants: Participated in the PUI-WVU Summer Institute (06/14-8/14), worked on numerous NIH grants (7/01-11/04), funded by WVU Math/Science Partnership (1/05-8/07), and was awarded an ORISE Graduate Fellowship (6/09-12/11)

Fun Fact About Yourself:

Some fun activities and hobbies include performing in theatrical productions including Les Miserables (McCoy’s Theatre - 2013), Oliver! (WVTE-2014), The Further Adventures of Nick Tickle (WVTE - 2013), taking my children fishing, gardening and landscaping. Currently serving as Treasurer of the Potomac Highlands Soccer League and Vice President of Maysville Elementary School PTO.

 

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