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Otis Wright

Otis Wright, PhD

Director, Mathematics Programs, Senior Professor of Mathematics


Dr. Wright spent several years teaching mathematics overseas before coming to Cedarville in 2002. His research publications are in the field of nonlinear wave equations with applications to nonlinear optics.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Sydney

Scholarly Works

  • Korteweg-de Vries Zero Dispersion Limit: A Restricted Initial Value Problem (Otis C. Wright) Faculty Dissertations (1991)
  • Bounded Ultra-elliptic Solutions of the Defocusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (Otis C. Wright) Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena (2017)
  • Effective Integration of Ultra-Elliptic Solutions of the Focusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (Otis C. Wright) Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena (2016)
  • On Elliptic Solutions of a Coupled Nonlinear Schrödinger System (Otis C. Wright) Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena (2013)
  • Two-phase Solutions of the Cubic Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (Otis C Wright) Special Session on Nonlinear Wave Equations, Inverse Scattering and Applications, Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2017)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Enjoys tennis and swimming
  • Serves in the Awana ministry of his local church
  • Spending time with his family