William Terrell

William Terrell, Ph.D.

Emeritus Associate Professor

Curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University


Areas of Interest

  • Differential equations
  • Differential-algebraic equations
  • Systems and control theory (mathematical control theory)
  • Controllability
  • Observability
  • Stability and stabilization
  • Input-output
  • State space system representations


Dr. Terrell’s publications include research papers in the following journals:

  • SIAM J. on Control and Optimization
  • SIAM J. on Matrix Analysis and Applications
  • Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
  • Linear Algebra and its Applications
  • The American Mathematical Monthly
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

He is the author of a graduate text: W. J. Terrell, Stability and Stabilization: An Introduction, Princeton University Press, 2009


  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
  • MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
  • AMS (American Mathematical Society)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)


  • Lester R. Ford award (2000) from the Mathematical Association of America for a two-part article on systems and control theory in the American Mathematical Monthly