Dr. Kong is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at UTC. In August 2005, he joined the faculty of the Mathematics Department at UTC after receiving his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University. At UTC, He teaches a wide variety of courses, ranging from lower level courses such as college algebra all the way through calculus to our graduate courses. His expertise and research interests are in the general areas of differential equations and he has published extensively in these areas. He has been invited to give talks at many national and international conferences. He is currently serving in the editorial boards of several international mathematical journals and he has been invited to referee papers for numerous mathematical journals.