Curriculum Vitae

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


EDUCATION

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                                                    

 

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

    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                                       

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
  • 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 https://sites.google.com/site/operationpaperless/


PUBLICATIONS

  1. Eaton, CD and Gavrilets, S. 2012. (In preparation for American Naturalist) Modeling the genetics of co-evolution between mutualists.
  2. Eaton, CD. 2012. (In preparation for CODEE) Engaging Students in Economic Policy in a Recession via a Logistic Growth Model with Harvesting.
  3. Eaton, CD. 2012. (In preparation for UMAP) The Slacker Problem: adventures in optimization.
  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.

SELECTED CONFERENCE, SYMPOSIUM AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  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.