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CAPT Melinda McGurer

Mathematics Department, Department Head

CAPT Melinda McGurers Captain McGurer joined the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2003. Her previous assignments include Operations Officer aboard the USCGC Blackhaw, graduate school, USCG Academy rotating military faculty, Senior Intelligence Watch Officer at the Joint Interagency Task Force East, and Total Ownership Cost Manager of a multi-billion dollar acquisition program.


  • Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, Applied Mathematical Sciences, May 2007
  • Diploma, College of Continuing Education, Naval War College, June 2000
  • M.S., Stanford University, Statistics, March 1993
  • M.S., Stanford University, Mathematics, March 1993
  • B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, May 1989

Courses Taught

  • Discrete Math
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Regression
  • Operations Analysis
  • Operations Analysis Prep
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Complex Variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Probability Theory
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra


  • 2006 Department of Defense Female Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Role Model
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal (x3)
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal

Professional Memberships

  • Lifetime Member, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association
  • The Institute for Operational Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • The U.S. Naval Institute
  • Lifetime Member Stanford Alumni Association

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