Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Curriculum vitae



Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe. Schiffer, 2019.

But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury. She Writes Press, 2017.

Articles & Essays

“Weaving A Dream.” Weaving Today. October 2, 2013.

“Reawakened: Lost and found by an E-Reader.” Logan Magazine. Summer/Fall 2012.

“Mirror, Mirror.” HAND/EYE Magazine. August 4, 2011.

“Introductions. . .” WARP Newsletter. Spring 2011: 8-9.

“Wyrmling.” Accepted for publication in Dragon Boat World International.

“Finish!” Dragon Boat World International, 7. July 2009.

“How I Got to WARP . . . and Why.” WARP Newsletter. Fall 2008: 14-15.

Columns & Blogs

“Textile Techniques from Around the World.” Weave A Real Peace (WARP) quarterly newsletter. Since 2003.

Beyond Brain Injury” (blog). Since 2011. Originally titled “The Bloody Brain.”

Textile Traditions” (blog). Since 2017.


“Oscillations in a dynamical model of phase transitions.” Proc. Royal Soc. Edin. 131A (2001): 59-81. (With I. Fonseca and P. Swart.)

“Analysis of a rigid ferromagnetic body under applied magnetic fields.” Quart. of Appl. Math. 54 (1996): 267-285. (With R. C. Rogers.)

“Phase transitions and hysteresis in nonlocal and order-parameter models.” Meccanica 30 (1995): 541-565. (With T. Lin and R. C. Rogers.)

“Relaxed, Nonlocal Models of Hysteresis, Smart Structures and Materials, 1994: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures.” Edited by H. T. Banks. Proceedings of the SPIE 2192, 64-75. (With T. Lin and R. C. Rogers.)

“Nonlocal Superconductivity.” ZAMP 45 (1994): 135-152. (With R. C. Rogers.)

“Microstructural models of magnetostrictive materials, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Mathematics in Smart Structures.” Edited by H. T. Banks. Proceedings of SPIE 1919, 114-123. (With R. C. Rogers.)

“Constitutive laws for pseudo-elastic materials.” J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. 3 (1992): 255-267. (With R. C. Rogers.)

“The coercivity paradox and nonlocal ferromagnetism.” Continuum Mech. Thermodyn. 4 (1992): 1-21. (With R. C. Rogers.)

“Nonlocal regulation of L. C. Young’s tacking problem.” Appl. Math. Optim. 25 (1992): 287-301.  (With R. C. Rogers.)

“Global existence and asymptotic stability for a nonlinear integrodifferential equation modelling heat flow.” SIAM J. Math. Anal. 22 (1991): 72-106.

“Global existence of smooth shearing motions of a nonlinear viscoelastic fluid.” J. Integral Equations and Applications 2 (1990): 333-351. (With W. J. Hrusa.)

“Construction of a class of integral models for heat flow in materials with memory.” J. Integral Equations and Applications 1 (1988): 175-201. (With W. J. Hrusa.)

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Implications of Recovery from Brain Injury, Carnegie Mellon University, November 2013.

Recovering from Brain Injury—A Patient’s Perspective, Waynesburg University, April 2012.

Brain Injury from Two Perspectives, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2011 (with William J. Hawthorne, Psy.D.).

Textile Arts

Juried into the prestigious yardage exhibition at Convergence 2004 and Convergence 2008.

Professional and University Experience

2020–present: Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

2001–2020: Associate Teaching Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

1994–2001: Lecturer of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

1991–1994: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

1989–1991: Visiting Asstistant Professor of Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1988–1989: Research Associate, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota

Summer 1988: Research Associate, Center for the Math Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988

B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1984