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Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton

Leader in postsecondary STEM Education, complex adaptive systems approach to systemic change, mixed methods interdisciplinary and inclusive STEM education researcher, lifetime social justice advocate, 20 years in higher education as instructor of record.

Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2013

     Mathematical Ecology and Evolutionary Theory

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN

M.A. in Mathematics, 2004

     Interdisciplinary Mathematics

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Orono, ME

B.A. in Mathematics with Honors, 2002

    Minor: Zoology

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Orono, ME

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies

BATES COLLEGE, Lewiston, ME, 2018 - current

Director of Strategy and Advancement

RIOS Virtual Institute, 2019 - current (as SCORE Network 2019 - 2021)

Director of Partnerships & co-Founder

QUBES Virtual Center, qubeshub.org, 2014 - 2021

Visiting Faculty (Sabbatical appointment)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Fall 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Orono, ME

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Environmental Literacy Program, School for Environmental Citizenship, 2016 - 2018

Center for Biodiversity, 2013 - 2016

UNITY COLLEGE, Unity, ME

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Center for Biodiversity, 2010 - 2013

UNITY COLLEGE, Unity, ME

Visiting Faculty

COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC,  Bar Harbor, ME, 2010

Adjunct Faculty

Project GRAD, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN, 2009

Research and Teaching Associate

Research, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,  2004 - 2009

Teaching, Department of Mathematics,  2004 - 2009

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN

Adjunct Faculty

via Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME, 2003 - 2004

JACKSON LABORATORIES, Bar Harbor, ME

Research and Teaching Assistant

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2002 - 2004

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Orono, ME

Honors and Awards

Fellowships and Professional Achievement Awards

Teaching Awards

Research Grant Awards

Note: As most of these awards are collaborative and multi-institutional, please click on the award link to see the full co-PI list and affiliations.

Leadership in Higher Education

Institution-based Change Leadership

Faculty professional development in Social Justice, Equity, and Education

Teaching, learning, evaluation, and assessment

Other institutional governance experience

Professional Community Leadership

Institute leadership

Journal editorial boards

Professional executive boards and committees

Conference convening

Advisory boards for Social Justice, Equity, and Education programs

Publications

Book and Special Issue Projects

  1. (CFP open) Wong, TA, C Diaz Eaton, V Piercey, R Roca, N Rodriguez. (Eds.) Mathematics and Society Special Issue of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
  2. (In progress, expected 2022) A Henrich, S Klee, C Diaz Eaton, J Townsend, A NuMan. Math Majors Handbook, MAA Notes Series, Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
  3. (In press, expected 2022) Rebova R, Diaz Eaton C, Comar T. (Eds.) Special Issue of Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS), Teaching Mathematical Biology Vol 1.
  4. (In press, expected 2022) Rebova R, Diaz Eaton C, Comar T. (Eds.) Special Issue of PRIMUS, Teaching Mathematical Biology Vol 2.
  5. Highlander HC, Capaldi A, Diaz Eaton C (Eds.), 2020. An Introduction to Undergraduate Research in Computational and Mathematical Biology: From Birdsongs to Viscosities, Foundations in Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Series, Birkhauser/Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-33644-8.
  6. Ganter S, Hoffrenig S, Diaz Eaton C, and Piercey V. (Eds.), Special Issue of PRIMUS, Interdisciplinary Conversations Part 1, July 2019. Link
  7. Ganter S, Hoffrenig S, Diaz Eaton C, and Piercey V. (Eds.), Special Issue of PRIMUS, Interdisciplinary Conversations Part 2, July 2019. Link
  8. Harris PE, Hall B, Davie Lawrence E, and Diaz Eaton C. (Eds.) Special Issue of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Mathematics and Motherhood, July 2018. Link

Peer-reviewed, Submitted or Published

*indicates mentored student work

  1. *Neitzel S and Diaz Eaton C, (Under revision) Network analysis for the assessment of interdisciplinary teaching practice.
  2. Shrout AH, Higdon-Topaz J, and Diaz Eaton C. (Under revision) Who are We Centering Here?: Analyzing the language of STEMM equity and inclusion in policy.
  3. *Simeonov O, *Lemelin K, and *Driscoll J and Diaz Eaton C. (Submitted) Zombies vs Humans: Data-driven modeling of disease spread.
  4. Alexander N, Diaz Eaton C, Shrout AH, Tsinnijinnie B, Tsosie K. (Minor revisions submitted) Beyond Ethics: Considerations for Centering Equity-Minded Data Science.
  5. Diaz Eaton C, Bonner K, Cangialosi K, Dewsbury B, Diamond-Stanic M, Douma J, Smith MK, Taylor R, Wilfong K, Wojdak J (in press) Sustainability Challenges for Open Resources to promote an Equitable Undergraduate Biology Education. CBE-Life Science Education Preprint link
  6. Aikens M, Highlander HC, and Diaz Eaton C. 2021. The Case for Biocalculus: Improving Student Understanding of the Utility Value of Mathematics to Biology and Affect toward Mathematics. CBE-Life Science Education. 20(1), ar5-ar5. 
  7. Emery NC, Bledsoe EK, Hasley AO, and Diaz Eaton C. 2021. Cultivating inclusive instructional and research environments in ecology and evolutionary science. Ecology and Evolution. 11: 1480-1491. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7062  
  8. (Invited Paper) Akman O, Diaz Eaton C, Horenzick D, Jenkins K, and Thompson KV. 2020. Building community-based approaches to systemic reform in mathematical biology education. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 82(8), 1-21.
  9. Topaz CM, Cart J, Diaz Eaton C, Shrout AH, Higdon JA, İnce K, Katz B, Lewis D, Libertini J, and Smith CM.  2020. Comparing demographics of signatories to public letters on diversity in the mathematical sciences. PLoS ONE. April 28, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232075
  10. Diaz Eaton C, LaMar MD, and McCarthy M. 2020. 21st Century Reform Efforts in Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education: Conversations, Initiatives, and Curriculum Change in the United States of America. Letters in Biomathematics. 7(1), 55–66.
  11. Diaz Eaton C, Dahlquist K, Highlander H, LaMar MD, Ledder G, and Schugart RA. 2019. “Rule of Five” Framework for Models and Modeling to Unify Mathematicians and Biologists and Improve Student Learning. Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Conversations, Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematical Undergraduate Studies [PRIMUS]. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2018.1489318

**This paper in December 2019, only a few months after publishing, had the most cumulative reads of any paper published in the last 3 years of PRIMUS**

  1. Diaz Eaton C and Bailey LM. 2018. Finding Luz: Illuminating our identities through duoethnography. Special Issue on Mathematics and Motherhood, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. 8(2):60-89. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201802.08.
  2. Diaz Eaton C and Highlander, H. 2017. The Case for BioCalculus: Design, Retention, and Student Performance. CBE-Life Science Education. 16(2):ar25.
  3. Diaz Eaton C, Anderson LJ, Allen, D, Bowser, G, Pauley MA, Williams, KS, and Uno, GE. 2016. Summit of the Research Coordination Networks for Undergraduate Biology Education. CBE-Life Science Education. 15(4):mr1. 
  4. Donovan S, Diaz Eaton C, Gower ST, Jenkins K, LaMar MD, Poli DB, Sheehy R, and Wojdak JM.  2015. QUBES: A community focused on supporting teaching and learning in quantitative biology. Letters in Biomathematics. 2(1):46-55. Link
  5. Diaz Eaton C and Wade, S. 2014. Collaborative learning through formative peer review with technology. PRIMUS. 24(6): 529 - 543. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2014.881442.
  6. Diaz Eaton C.  2008. Coevolutionary Research.  In Encyclopedia of Ecology, ed. Sven Erik Jorgensen & Brian D. Fath, 1st Edition, Elsevier B.V., Oxford, pg 659-663.

Conference Papers

(Papers peer-reviewed, published by conference organizers for attendees, especially common in computer/computational science.)

  1. Conference Paper and Oral Presentation Gesing S, Stirm C, Klimeck G, Zentner L, Wang S, Villegas Martinez BM, Diaz Eaton C, Donovan S, Zhao L , Song C, Kim IL, Strachan A, Zentner M and Kalyanam R.  Open Science via HUBzero: Exploring Five Science Gateways Supporting and Growing their Open Science Communities.  Proceedings of HICSS-55 (55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences),  Open Science Practices in Information Systems Research, January 2022.
  2. Invited Conference Paper and Oral Presentation Diaz Eaton C. Teaching Machine Learning in the Context of Critical Quantitative Information Literacy, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, September 2021
  3. *White A, Nadolny R, Diaz 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.
  4. Diaz Eaton C, Crook S, Cummins G and Jacobs GA. 2004. Modeling ion channels from the cricket cercal sensory system. Neurocomputing 58-60:409-415.

Editor-Reviewed Publications

(refereed by publisher’s editorial board, published in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, or books - also includes invited chapters and articles reviewed by the editors and staff only)

  1. Invited Article, Diaz Eaton C, Bork Rodriguez WM, H Piper, Gómez-Gonzáles C. #DisruptJMM. Focus Magazine, Mathematical Association of America, February/March 2022, pg 18-21.
  2. Invited Chapter, Cangialosi K, Dewsbury B, and Diaz Eaton C. 2021. RIOS Institute. Policies and Practices: Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics, Ed. P. Harris and A. Winger.
  3. Invited Chapter, Diaz Eaton C. 2021. Carrie Diaz Eaton. In Testimonios: Stories of Latinx and Hispanic Mathematicians, ed. Pamela Harris, Alicia Prieto Langarica, Luis Sordo Vieira, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Rosaura Uscanga, and Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.
  4. Editorial, Highlander HC, Diaz Eaton C, and Capaldi A. 2020. An Introduction to Research in Computational and Mathematical Biology: From Birdsongs to Viscosities. An Introduction to Undergraduate Research in Computational and Mathematical Biology: From Birdsongs to Viscosities, Foundations in Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Series, Birkhauser/Springer.
  5. Opinion, Lauer AJ, Gram W, Crall A, Diaz Eaton C, R Haacker, E Jack-Scott, A Pendergrass, and K Stack Whitney. 2020. Scientific meetings for all, Eos. 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO138951.
  6. Letter to the Editor, ***Diaz Eaton, C et al. (2020). The math community values a commitment to diversity. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. January Volume 1:2-9 of online editorials.
  1. Editorial, Ganter S, Hoffrenig S, Diaz Eaton C, Piercey, V. 2019. Introduction to the Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Conversations (Part 1): Models for Interdisciplinary Conversations, Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Conversations, PRIMUS. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2019.1619004
  2. Editorial, Ganter S, Hoffrenig S, Diaz Eaton C, Piercey, V. 2019. Introduction to the Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Conversations (Part 2): The Impact of Interdisciplinary Conversations on Courses, Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Conversations, PRIMUS. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2019.1626959
  3. Editorial, Harris PE, Hall B, Davie Lawrence E, and Diaz Eaton C. Math Mamas: Changing the Narrative. 2018. Special Issue on Mathematics and Motherhood, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. 8(2):2-4. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201802.03 
  4. Judge’s Commentary: Sustainable Cities, Arney K, Beecher A, Diaz Eaton C, Picciuto J. 2017. Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications Journal, Vol 32.2:181-196.
  5. Invited Book Review, Diaz Eaton C, “Fluke.” Math Horizons, Mathematical Association of America, September 2016.

Other Publications

In the Media

Invited Presentations

Other Professional Engagement and Outreach

Professional Societies

Professional Leadership and Outreach

Reviewer

Selected other service to professional community

Selected service to local community for the profession

Other institutional service related to social justice, diversity, equity and education

Workshops and Certification Programs

Selected Teaching Development Activities

Selected Research Activities

Languages


Supplemental details and information

Teaching Appointment Details

Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies

BATES COLLEGE, Lewiston, ME

School for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018 - current

Teaching: Discrete Structures and Modeling, Information Literacy/Calling Bull, Community Organizing for a Digital World, Past, Present and Possible Dystopian Future of Computing, Introduction to Computing for Science and Mathematics, Network Analysis, Introduction to Programming with Python, First-year Experience/STEM Scholars

Advising: Supervised thesis students (2 in 2020-2021) grant-funded research students (4 in the 2018-2019 year, 2 in 2019-2020, 4 in 2020-2021) and up to 4 DCS funded students per year (1-2 attached tutors per semester, a grader and the DCS student engagement coordinator).

Associate Professor of Mathematics

UNITY COLLEGE, Unity, ME

Environmental Literacy Program, School for Environmental Citizenship, 2016 - 2018

Center for Biodiversity, 2013 - 2016

Assistant Professor

UNITY COLLEGE, Unity, ME

Center for Biodiversity, 2010 - 2013

Teaching: Foundational mathematics including  Statistics, Modeling Disease Ecology, Discrete Modeling, Spanish I, Summer Bridge in sustainability science and studies, developed online graduate course in Systems Thinking for environmental professionals

Advising: Undergraduate theses (4), supervised work-study and grant-funded students (3), Advisor of Humans vs Zombies club, past advisor to Spanish Language Table and American Sign Language club, academic advisees (30/year with 8-10 assigned each year - about 80 total)

Visiting Faculty (Sabbatical appointment)

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Orono, ME

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Fall 2016

Research/Affiliated groups: Undergraduate Biology Education, STEM Education, Dynamical Systems, Ecology and Evolution

Visiting Faculty

COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC,  Bar Harbor, ME, 2010

Teaching: Modeling Continuous Systems with Differential Equations

Graduate Teaching and Research Associate

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE,   Knoxville, TN

Department of Mathematics and

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2004 - 2009

Research: Evolutionary Theory - Complex Adaptive Systems

Mathematical Tools Utilized in Dissertation: ODEs, Difference equations, Probability, Statistics and Data- fitting, Graph Theory, Linear Algebra, Network Assembly Theory, Information Theory, Data-visualization, Computation via MATLAB

Teaching Awards:

Department Graduate Teaching Award, 2009

University Graduate Teaching Award, 2008

Undergraduate Teaching: Mathematics for Life Sciences, Quantitative Reasoning for Liberal Arts

Graduate Teaching: Co-developed and taught graduate student professional development and certificate program including graduate courses such as GTA Teaching Development Seminar, Mentoring Graduate Students Seminar, and Advanced Topics in Mathematics Education

Adjunct Faculty

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE,   Knoxville, TN, Project GRAD, 2008

Teaching: Algebra I – High school to college transition course for underrepresented Knoxville area students

Adjunct Faculty

JACKSON LABORATORIES, Bar Harbor, ME through Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME, 2003 - 2004

Teaching: Introduction to Mathematics for the Laboratory

Research and Teaching Associate

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Orono, ME

Department of Mathematics, 2001 - 2004

Research: Computational Neuroscience

Teaching: College Algebra

Supporting Coursework: Population Genetics, Quantitative Genetics, Conservation Biology, Topology, Computational Modeling, Bioinformatics

Theses advised as lead advisor

*Resulted in publication

Theses at Bates: DCS does not have a major, but we can serve as lead for  Interdisciplinary thesis and for other programs if they approve.

Theses at Unity are not required and have 2 advisors each, typically a within-major lead and an external consultant. Math/Stats did not have a major, but I occasionally advised students in the minor as lead. †Resulted in college-wide award ‡Applied/community-based thesis option

Additional Research Information

Oral Contributed Presentations

Publications in Preparation

*students

Other Grants Awarded

Internal grants

Selected travel grants

Additional Service Details

Additional Professional Service

        

Additional Institutional service

Additional Training Details

Other Workshop details

Declined

Recorded for internal documentation needs only

I declined offers

       

       Declined proposals, which take time and effort to write