Sr. Joan Harnett

Sr. Joan Harnett

Associate Professor

Department : Mathematics

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7990

Office : RLC 2FL


PHD, SUNY University at Albany
MS, New York Inst. of Tech.
BS, Le Moyne College


Using Monte Carlo Methods to determine Plant Cover

Professional Experience


  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Publications & Professional Activities

  • "Monte Carlo Simulation of One Dimensional Hard Particle Systems", Joan Harnett, OP and Marvin Bishop, Computers in Education Journal.  Vol .XVIII NO. 1 January-March 2008.
  • "Procedures to Determine the Amount of Plant Cover in Field Plots", Lance S. Evans, Sr. Joan Harnett and Zella Kahn-Jetter, Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB), Vol. 58, Issues 1-3, December 2006.
  • "Changes in Scale and Bark Stem Surface Injuries and Mortality Rates of a Saguaro Cacti (Carnegiea gigantean, Cactaceae) Population in Tucson Mountain Park", Lance S. Evans, April Jan B.Young and Sr. Joan Harnett, Canadian  Journal of Botany, Vol. 83, No. 3, March 2005.
  • "The Behavior of the Form Factor in Two Dimensions for Linear Polymers in Different Regimes", Joan Harnett, OP, Marvin Bishop, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol.120, No. 3, Jan 15, 2004.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Lasallian Educator 2008-2009


  • Manhattan College Summer Grant 2011
  • New York University Faculty Resource Network Winter, 2008, San Juan, PR


Courses Taught/Teaching

  • CMPE 202      Introduction to Computer Engineering
  • CMPT 102      Computer Science II
  • CMPT 121      Computer Applications for Life Sciences
  • CMPT 258      Database Systems I
  • CMPT 358      Database Systems II
  • CMPT 468      Topics in Computer Science
  • CMPT 469      Independent Study
  • EECE 202      Intro To Computer Programming
  • MATH 425      Operations Research

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