David LaneAssistant Professor of Mathematics

BS, Texas A&M-Commerce; MS, Colorado School of Mines; PhD, Colorado School of Mines.

Mission & Passion

God’s language of choice is not Greek, Hebrew, or even English; rather, it is most certainly mathematics.  No other language provides such an elegant and complete description of His creation.

I’m interested in providing students with the necessary tools to appreciate creation and, more importantly, develop insight into the nature of our Creator.

Inspiring Verse/Quotation

“I want to know God’s thoughts … the rest are details.” — Albert Einstein

“I believe in God because of a personal faith, a faith that is consistent with what I know about science.” – William D. Phillips, 1997 Nobel Prize recipient.

“He has told you, O man, what is good:  and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” – Deuteronomy 6:5


  • College Algebra
  • Math Survey

Publications, Presentations, & Distinctives

Fogden, Andrew, J. Middleton, T. McKay, S. Latham, R. Marathe, M. Turner, A. Sheppard, J. Howard, F.David Lane, 2014, 3D mapping of pore and organic matter distributions in unconventional reservoirs utilizing a digital rocks approach, Society of Core Analysts Extended Abstracts, A042.

Foster, D.J., R.G. Keys, and F. David Lane, 2010, Interpretation of AVO anomalies, Geophysics, 75, 75A3-75A13.

Nowak, Ethan J., Herbert W. Swan, and Dave Lane, 2008, Quantitative thickness estimates from the spectral response of AVO measurements, Geophysics, 73, C1-C6.

Kaiser, Karl, David Lane, Robert Keys, and Douglas Foster, 2007, Unconventional AVO analysis for lithology prediction in the Britannia field, U.K. North Sea, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, 204-208.

Sen, M.K., F.D. Lane, and D.J. Foster, 2007, Anomalous reflection amplitudes from fractured reservoirs:  failure of AVOA?, The Leading Edge, Special Section: Fractures, 26, 1148-1153.

Brown, L.T., V.L. Ball, R.J. Bosley, G.D. Myers, F.D. Lane, M.I. Challis, 2006, Towards more geologically-consistent seismic amplitude modeling, EAGE Extended Abstracts., 5, 2443.

Smith, B.A., F.D. Lane, and Sugiharto Danudjaja, 2004, Interpreting 4D Seismic response to changes in effective pressure with rock physics modeling, Proceedings of the 36th Offshore Technology Conference, 16931.

Lane, F.D., and D.J. Foster, 2003, Seismic scattering theory applied to AVO and seismic-well correlations, EAGE Extended Abstracts, P012.

Foster, D.J., Charles C. Mosher, F.D. Lane, 1998, Geophysical data analysis with wavelet transforms, Proc. SPIE 3453, 155.

Foster, D.J., F.D. Lane, C.C. Mosher, and R.S. Wu, 1997, Wavelet Transforms applied to Seismic Data Processing.  SEG, Expanded Abstracts 2, 1318-1321.

Lane, F.D., 1996, Introduction to Wavelet Transforms.  SEG Workshop on Data Compression. Expanded Abstracts, 15, 2044.

Lane, F.D. and T.M. Boyd, 1991, Determination of kinematic rupture parameters from surface-wave directivity:  An application of simulated annealing to a nonlinear optimization problem, Trans. Amer. Geoph. Union, 72, 304.

Boyd, T.M., F.D. Lane, and E.R. Engdahl, 1991, Historical earthquakes:  Rupture length estimates based on aftershock locations and surface wave observations.  (Invited), Trans. Amer. Geoph. Union, 72, 189.

Lane, F.D. and T.M. Boyd, 1990, A simulated annealing approach to the inversion of surface wave directivities:  Application to the 1957 Aleutian Islands earthquake, Trans. Amer. Geoph. Union, 71, 1468.

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