Curriculum Vitae

Note: The full, updated CV can be found here.


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Concentration: Mathematical Ecology and Evolutionary Theory, 2013

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN                                      

M.A. in Mathematics, Concentration: Interdisciplinary Mathematics, 2004

    University of Maine, Orono, ME                                           

B.A. in Mathematics with Honors, Minor: Zoology, 2002

    University of Maine, Orono, ME                                                    



Electronic Communications Chair, 2014 - current

Program Chair, BIOSIGMAA, 2 year term, 2013 - 2014

Project NExT Fellow, Mathematical Association of America, 2012 – 2013

Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 2009

Science Alliance Associateship, University of Tennessee, 2004 – 2009

University of Tennessee Graduate Student Teaching Chancellor’s Award, 2008

Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Mark A. Musik Scholars Program Award, 2005 – 2008


“RCN-UBE Incubator: Learning from the Community of Biological Educators,” NSF RCN-UBE Incubator track $59,870, co-PI,with PI Gordon Uno, University of Oaklahoma, Sept 2015 - Sept 2016 Link to Award

“IUSE Collaborative Grant: QUBES: Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis,” NSF IUSE Ideas Lab $2,878,546, co-Principal Investigator, $935,551, Sept 2014 - Aug 2018, Link to Award,  Part of $2.9 million, multi-institutional collaborative grant with lead institutions College of William & Mary, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“RCN-UBE Incubator: An online networking hub for collaboration, discovery, and synthesis in quantitative biology curricula,” NSF RCN-UBE Incubator track $49,992, co-PI,with PI M. Drew Lamar, College of William and Mary, Jan 2014 - Jan 2015


Associate Professor of Mathematics, Center for Biodiversity, 2013 - Current

    Unity College, Unity, ME

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Center for Biodiversity,  2010 - 2013

    Unity College, Unity, ME                 

Visiting Faculty, 2010

    College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME        

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Mathematics, 2004 - 2009

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN                                                      

Adjunct Faculty, Project GRAD, 2008

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN       

Adjunct Faculty, Jackson Laboratories, Bar Harbor, ME, 2003 - 2004

    Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME                                     

Teaching Associate, Department of Mathematics, 2002 

    University of Maine, Orono, ME                                       


College Mathematics Education

    • “Why do you require Calculus?” Investigating what Biologists want out of the Calculus requirement
    • Interdisciplinary modules in biology, sustainability, metacognition, and economics 
    • “Where is Math?” Cloud-based 24/7 learning
    • Impact of graduate student teaching development programs on attitudes towards teaching  

Social Evolution and Complex Adaptive Systems

    • Role of social evolution in determining feasibility of a self-regulated fishery
    • Meme/social information transfer strategy evolution
    • Effect of memetic transfer on the control of disease
    • Models of coevolution in mutualistic networks

      Past Research projects
  • College Mathematics Teacher Education Curriculum Development, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Computational Neurobiology in Mechanosensory Systems, Department of Mathematics, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • Applied Topology in GIS, Department of Mathematics, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Student research projects and theses

    • Student Research Project: Zombie Outbreaks on Unity College Campus by Kari Lemelin
    • Thesis: Agent-based Models of Tick-Borne Disease by Alexis White
    • Thesis: Habitat Preference in Eastern Bats by Cassandra Alston
    • Sustainability and Technology in Education by Jake McGinley, Alexis White, and Kari Lemelin, Spring 2011 Student Conference presentation and


  1. Donovan, S., Eaton, CD., Gower, ST., Jenkins, K., LaMar, MD., Poli, DB., Sheehy, R., and Wojdak, JM.  (Accepted: Letters in Biomathematics) 2015. QUBES: A community focused on supporting teaching and learning in quantitative biology.
  2. *White, A. Nadolny, R., Eaton, C., Gaff, H. 2014. Modeling Effectiveness of Tick Control by a Species that Exhibits Predator-prey Role Reversal.  Final Proceedings of the Modeling, Simulation & Visualization 2014 Student Capstone Conference, pg 161-166.  Link.
  3. Eaton, CD. and Wade, S. 2014. Collaborative learning through formative peer review with technology. PRIMUS. 24(6): 529 - 543. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2014.881442.
  4. Eaton, CD.  2008.  Co-evolution.  In Encyclopedia of Ecology, ed. Sven Erik Jorgensen & Brian D. Fath, 1st Edition, Elsevier B.V., Oxford, pg 659-663.
  5. Eaton, CD., S Crook, G Cummins and GA Jacobs. 2004. Modeling ion channels from the cricket cercal sensory system. Neurocomputing 58-60:409-415.

  1. Mathfest MAA Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics of Planet Earth in the Curriculum, "Exploring the conversion of alternative energy," Hartford, CT, August 2013
  2. Mathfest MAA Contributed Paper Session on Incorporating Writing and Editing in Mathematics, “Mathematics writing, collaboration, and peer review using GoogleDocs,” Madison, WI, August 2012
  3. Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology minisymposium on First-year Mathematics Course Reform for Biology Majors, “First-year Biomathematics: Considerations, possible frameworks, and resources,” with Dr. Erin Bodine, Knoxville, TN, July 2012
  4. Joint Mathematics Meetings MAA Contributed Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology, “So why do you require Calculus?” Boston, MA, January 2012
  5. Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research, “Calculus I and II for Ecologists and Wildlife Biologists,” Portland, OR December 2011
  6. Colloquium of the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine, “Ecology, Evolution and Mathematics: A co-evolutionary model of mutualism,“ Orono, ME December 2011
  7. Invited Guest Lectures, Graduate Seminar on Evolution “Coevolution and Cophylogeny,” University of Maine, Orono, ME April 2011
  8. Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching, “Implementing a pedagogy and mentoring program for graduate students in a STEM department: Program development,“ Orono, ME June 2010
  9. Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education, “Implementing a pedagogy and mentoring program for graduate students in a STEM department: Changing student attitudes,“ Orono, ME June 2010
  10. Pizza Pi Colloquium, University of Maine, “Why stability of equilibria isn't the end all.” Orono, ME, November 2009
  11. Department of Mathematics Colloquium, University of Maine, “A mathematical model of mutualism and co-evolution in figs and fig-wasps.” Orono, ME, November 2009
  12. Department of Mathematics Colloquium, Bowdoin College, “A mathematical model of mutualism and co-evolution in figs and fig-wasps.” Brunswick, ME, November 2009
  13. Evolution 2009, “Modeling the genetic effects of host adaptation and preference in mutualists.” Moscow, ID, June 2009
  14. Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, “Understanding the genetic effects of mutualism.” Gainesville, FL, March 2009
  15. MAA Southeast Regional Meeting, “Mentoring as a vital component to a graduate teaching assistant teaching development program.” Charleston, SC, March 2008
  16. MAA Southeast Regional Meeting, “Creating and Nurturing a Mathematics Education Community: A bottom-up and top-down approach.” Statesboro, GA, March 2007

Note: The full CV can be found here.