Michel L. Mallenby, Ph.D.
Michel L. Mallenby, Ph.D.

Michel L. Mallenby, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • Mathematics


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Applied Calculus (Math 141)
  • Applied Math (Math 201), a finite math course
  • Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (Math 101 and 103)
  • Biostatistics (PBP 528 D and PBP 416 M)
  • Calculus I and II (Math 245 and 246)
  • College Algebra (Math 135)
  • College Algebra with Trigonometry (Math 139)
  • Math for Elementary Teachers (Math 105)
  • Mathematics for the Modern World (Math 205), a liberal arts math course
  • Practical Math (Math 125) a CORE course for the University College Accelerated Program for nontraditional students
  • Trigonometry (Math 137)


Dr. Mallenby’s publications are diverse and range from effective teaching methods in mathematics, and the use of fuzzy math in ranking politically stable countries, to the historical origins of square dancing, and an overview of the U.S. Healthcare System published in a Soviet newspaper. 
As a consequence of Dr. Mallenby’s research into the most cost-effective provision of healthcare to the medically indigent of Nebraska, she gave testimony at legislative hearings and was invited to speak at a national conference on Healthcare Provision to the Poor and Underserved, 1992. 
Dr. Mallenby taught a class for Creighton’s Arete program on the historical King Arthur, 2006, and on the effects of television on society, 1997.  She has taught physics and calculus courses for the Health Careers Opportunity Program, and math courses and an English course for Creighton's Upward Bound program.  She and her husband are licensed choreographed ballroom dance (round dance) instructors and gave lessons for the YMCA.
For her undergraduate physics research, Dr. Mallenby wrote the computer program used to analyze thin films through ellipsometry. Said film was developing on cameras on board moon-bound space craft.
Dr. Mallenby was awarded one of two UNL Creativity Scholarships for her poetry and prose in 1969.


  • PhD in Business, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 1988
  • MA in Accounting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1979
  • MS in Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1976
  • BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1973, Majors in English, Physics, Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry


CPA 1981; Nebraska State Teaching Certificate, Master's Level 1976, endorsements in English, Physics, Mathematics

Publications and Presentations


  • "Economic Freedom Ranking of 171 Countries in Year 2009; A Weighted Average Approach" (with John Mordeson et. al.), Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics, Vol. 19, No. 4, 895-905, 2012
  • "2010 Quality of Life Rankings: Fuzzy Mathematical Approaches", "Uncertainty" is a a publication of the Center for Mathematics of Uncertainty., Uncertainty, Volume 47, 47-60, 2011
  • Teaching Basic Algebra Courses at the College Level, PRIMUS, Volume XIV Number 2, 163-168, 2004
  • "Use of Brief Collaborative Quizzes on New Quantitative Lecture Material", Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Volume 1 Number 1, 2003
  • "Health Care for Nebraska's Medically Indigent", Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, Volume 4 Number 3, 177-193, 1993
  • "Injured Climber on the Tower", Climbing, March-April 1981, 20-21, 1981


  • Comparative Healthcare Systems, Siberian News, November 1991, not available, 1991
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Alternatives for the Provision of Health Care to the Medically Indigent In Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press, 1988
  • "Markov Model of FHA Interest Rates" 1986 Annual Midwest Conference of the Decisions Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, 1986
  • "Use of a Contractual Consulting Project in an Undergraduate Business Research Course", Proceedings of the 1983 Annual National Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute., Decision Sciences Institute, 1983
  • "Impact of Decision Theory Courses on Decision Making Effectiveness," Proceedings of the 1983 Annual National Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute., Decision Sciences Institute, 1983


  • Presenter at 5th Annual Institute on Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, sponsored by Meharry College, Nashville, Tennesee, regarding comprehensive evaluation of healthcare alternatives for Nebraska., 1992
  • Gave testimony for the Nebraska State Health and Welfare Committee regarding provision of health care to the state's medically indigent, 1988
  • Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, presentation on Markov Modeling of FHA Interest Rates, Toronto, Ontario, 1984

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Systems for the Provision of Healthcare; Effective Teaching Methods for Mathematics; Relationship between international measures of economic freedom and child welfare

Current Research Projects

  • Relationship between fat-soluble statins and Central Sleep Apnea

Awards and Honors

  • Iggy Award, Center for Student Success and Retention, 2014
  • Iggy Award, Center for Student Success and Retention, 2012
  • Unsung Hero Award, Classic Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science Program, 2002
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Student Support Services , 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1973
  • Creativity Scholarship, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1969
  • Nebraska Regents' Scholarship, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1969