Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton

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Carrie Diaz Eaton is an Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Environmental Literacy Program, and formerly the Center for Biodiversity at Unity College, where she has been since 2010.  She has a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Zoology and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Mathematics, both from University of Maine, where she studied computational neurobiology and neuronal networks.  Carrie earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Tennessee with a concentration in Mathematical Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her current research involves network perspectives of coevolution and consequences for sustainability.  She is also active in research in undergraduate interdisciplinary mathematics education.  Carrie Diaz Eaton serves as the Education Subgroup co-Chair for the Society of Mathematical Biology and on the Editorial board of PRIMUS. She has also served as the past Program Chair and Electronic Communications Chair of BIO SIGMAA, a special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America and for the editorial board for Letters in Biomathematics. She also leads QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) as its Consortium Developer.

In teaching, Carrie's classes focus on the mathematical language for today's questions in key sustainability science issues.  Class projects include creating sustainable harvest management plans (Calc I), investigating the impact of greenhouse gas on climate change (Calc I and II), and investigating the potential of alternative energy resources (Calc II). She has a passion for teaching interdisciplinary mathematics and mathematics pedagogy (teaching best practices).  To have a solid foundation in understanding your field, our future leaders need to understand the theory, theory that is developed with the language of mathematics.