Carrie Diaz Eaton
Carrie Diaz Eaton obtained her BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Zoology and a MA in Interdisciplinary Mathematics with a concentration in Biology from the University of Maine. She then obtained her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee with a concentration in Mathematical Ecology and Evolutionary Theory. While at the University of Tennessee, she was awarded both the departmental and university-wide teaching awards for graduate teaching assistants. Carrie is both an Mark A. Musik SREB Fellow and a Project NExT Fellow. She currently serves as Education co-chair for the Society of Mathematical Biology and the Electronic Communications chair of the Biology Special Interest group of the Mathematical Association of America. Diaz Eaton also serves as an Advisory Board Member for BioMAAP, as a Steering Committee member of the Mathematical Modeling Hub, and as an editorial board member for Letters in Biomathematics and PRIMUS. She is a wife and mother of two, Gabriel (10) and Yudani (7).
Carrie Diaz Eaton is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Unity College in the School for Environmental CItizenship. Her research interests are at the interface of mathematics and biology, including computational neurobiology (neural networks), ecological evolution (community co-evolution), and research with undergraduates in modeling disease ecology. She teaches a variety of foundational mathematics courses for life and environmental science students. This work has informed a vibrant research program using multi-disciplinary collaboration to improve quantitative biology education. In 2012, she co-founded the network QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology and Synthesis). In 2014 QUBES initiated an NSF IUSE Ideas Lab collaboration to holistically address support for teaching improvement, launching a website (qubeshub.org) and faculty mentoring networks. The QUBES Consortium she now manages includes over 70 partners who work together to support faculty teaching at the interface of mathematics and biology. Carrie also co-founded a GTA professional development and mentoring program during her time in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee and currently co-leads project called “Math Mamas,” a collaboration with AWM, AMS, and the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics to bring diverse storylines of mothers in mathematics to a wider community. She is also a co-editor on two special issues for PRIMUS on Interdisciplinary Conversations and in Mathematical Biology Education.