Anthony Tongen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Anthony spent the 2012-2013 academic year as a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar at the University of Colima in the beautiful state of Colima in western Mexico. Anthony is making international research collaborations (see picture) with faculty in both Mexico and Argentina. His research involves modeling Chagas disease, which was called the 'New HIV/AIDS of the Americas' in a recent article in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (October 2012). Anthony is also teaching a Mathematical Modeling in Biology course to upper level mathematics majors, which is a course he has taught numerous times at James Madison University. Anthony is blessed to be accompanied by his wife Megan and three soon-to-be-fluent sons Micah, Paul, and Samuel (ages 8, 6, and 3, respectively).