Abigail Wacher, Ph.D

Math faculty member Abigail Wacher, Headshot


Associate Teaching Professor

Phone: 206.296.5932

Building/Room: BANN 506

Frequently Taught Classes

MATH 1021: Precalculus, MATH 1334: Calculus I, MATH 2340: Differential Equations

Research Interests

Numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. Applied mathematics.

Recent Publications

Abigail Wacher, ‘Beautiful Madness:Math and Motherhood - Can You Have It All?’, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 239- 245, 2018. 

Eric Sonnendru¨cker, Abigail Wacher,Roman Hatzky and Ralf Kleiber, ‘A split control variate scheme for PIC simulations with collisions’, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 295, pp. 402-419, 2015. 

Abigail Wacher, ‘A comparison of String Gradient Weighted Moving Finite Elements and Moving Mesh Partial Differential Equations’, Central European Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 642-663, 2013. 

Robert Willie and Abigail Wacher, ‘Analysis and numerical simulations of a chemotaxis model of aggregation of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease’, Communications in Mathematical Analysis, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 117-150, 2013. 


Dr. Wacher has a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Simon Fraser University, an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia and a D.Phil. in Numerical Analysis from the University of Oxford. She has been on faculty at Seattle University since Fall 2022. Abigail Wacher has worked as a numerical analyst researcher, with an interest in multidisciplinary research and applications. In addition to specializing in numerical methods for solving differential equations from a purely numerical analysis standpoint, she is also interested in applications in many fields including wave energy, biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering.