Sr. Joan Harnett

Associate Professor



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

Courses Taught

  • 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


  • Research

    Using Monte Carlo Methods to determine Plant Cover

  • Publications and Scholarly 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.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships


    • 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
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Honors & Awards

    • Distinguished Lasallian Educator 2008-2009


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