EDUCATION Ph.D. in Mathematics, Concentration: Mathematical Ecology and Evolutionary Theory, 2013 M.A. in Mathematics, Concentration: Interdisciplinary Mathematics, 2004 B.A. in Mathematics with Honors, Minor: Zoology, 2002
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS 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 TEACHING APPOINTMENTS Associate Professor of Mathematics, Center for Biodiversity, 2013 - Current
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
RESEARCH INTERESTS 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
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 https://sites.google.com/site/operationpaperless/
PUBLICATIONS - Eaton, CD and Gavrilets, S. 2012. (In preparation for American Naturalist) Modeling the genetics of co-evolution between mutualists.
- Eaton, CD. 2012. (In preparation for CODEE) Engaging Students in Economic Policy in a Recession via a Logistic Growth Model with Harvesting.
- Eaton, CD. 2012. (In preparation for UMAP) The Slacker Problem: adventures in optimization.
- 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.
- Eaton, CD, S Crook, G Cummins and GA Jacobs. 2004. Modeling ion channels from the cricket cercal sensory system. Neurocomputing 58-60:409-415.
SELECTED CONFERENCE, SYMPOSIUM AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS - Mathfest MAA Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics of Planet Earth in the Curriculum, "Exploring the conversion of alternative energy," Hartford, CT, August 2013
- Mathfest MAA Contributed Paper Session on Incorporating Writing and Editing in Mathematics, “Mathematics writing, collaboration, and peer review using GoogleDocs,” Madison, WI, August 2012
- 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
- Joint Mathematics Meetings MAA Contributed Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology, “So why do you require Calculus?” Boston, MA, January 2012
- Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research, “Calculus I and II for Ecologists and Wildlife Biologists,” Portland, OR December 2011
- 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
- Invited Guest Lectures, Graduate Seminar on Evolution “Coevolution and Cophylogeny,” University of Maine, Orono, ME April 2011
- 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
- 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
- Pizza Pi Colloquium, University of Maine, “Why stability of equilibria isn't the end all.” Orono, ME, November 2009
- Department of Mathematics Colloquium, University of Maine, “A mathematical model of mutualism and co-evolution in figs and fig-wasps.” Orono, ME, November 2009
- Department of Mathematics Colloquium, Bowdoin College, “A mathematical model of mutualism and co-evolution in figs and fig-wasps.” Brunswick, ME, November 2009
- Evolution 2009, “Modeling the genetic effects of host adaptation and preference in mutualists.” Moscow, ID, June 2009
- Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, “Understanding the genetic effects of mutualism.” Gainesville, FL, March 2009
- MAA Southeast Regional Meeting, “Mentoring as a vital component to a graduate teaching assistant teaching development program.” Charleston, SC, March 2008
- MAA Southeast Regional Meeting, “Creating and Nurturing a Mathematics Education Community: A bottom-up and top-down approach.” Statesboro, GA, March 2007
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