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Christina Eubanks-Turner

Associate Professor of Mathematics | Mathematics

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biography

Contact:
Phone: 310.338.5107
Email: Christina.Eubanks-Turner@lmu.edu
Office: University Hall 2714
Dr. Eubanks-Turner's interests are in commutative algebra, graph theory, mathematics education, and broadening participation in the mathematical sciences. Dr. Eubanks-Turner received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008 and 2004, respectively, and her B.S. degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2002. She joined the LMU faculty in 2013.

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ph.D., Mathematics

2008

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S., Mathematics

2004

Xavier University of Louisiana

B.Sc., Mathematics

2002

Areas of Expertise

MathematicsCommutative AlgebraGraph TheoryMathematics EducationBroadening Participation in Mathematical Sciences

Industry Expertise

  • Education/Learning
  • Research

Accomplishments

Top Paper of 2018: Editor’s Choice, PRIMUS Journal | professional

Top Paper of 2018: Editor’s Choice, Awardee, PRIMUS Journal

2018-01-01

“Women Who Count: Honoring African-American Women Mathematicians”, Featured Honoree | professional

“Women Who Count: Honoring African-American Women Mathematicians”, Featured Honoree, Sep. 2018

2018-09-01

Project NExT Fellow | professional

Named the Project NExT Fellow by the Mathematical Association of America.

2008-06-01

LA/MS Section NExt Fellow | professional

Named the LA/MS Section Next Fellow by the Mathematical Association of America.

2009-03-01

Affiliations

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • National Association of Mathematics (NAM)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

Media Appearances

It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under…

Math Mamas  online

Math Mamas Blog

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Episode 21: Christina Eubanks-Turner - SheHeroes

SheHeroes  online

EPISODE 21: CHRISTINA EUBANKS-TURNER Christina Eubanks-Turner, Associate Professor of Mathematics.

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Black History Month 2019 Honoree

mathematicallygiftedandblack.com  online

Mathematically Gifter and Black Black History Month 2019 Honoree

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UL Gets NSF Grant for Math Teacher Training

UL Today  online

2011-09-09

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the UL departments of Mathematics, and Curriculum & Instruction, a $127,449 grant for "The Louisiana Noyce Teaching Fellows/Master Teaching Fellows Planning Project" for undergraduate education.

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Event Appearances

Interlace Polynomials of Friendship Graphs

Invitation to Mathematics Conference  Houston, TX

2018-09-08

Connecting the Common Core Math Practices to Mathematical Proof in a course for Middle and Secondary Teachers

MAA Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Grades 6-12 Mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meetings  San Diego, CA

2018-01-12

Issues and Challenges of Underrepresented Students in Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

Pacific Math Alliance Workshop, California State University Northridge  Northridge, CA

2017-10-07

Attending to Precision in Statistics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference  San Francisco, CA

2016-04-08

Research Grants

Research Grant

National Science Foundation $ 1,868,895

2012-07-01

Co-PI: Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle (LaM3). DUE-1240054/

Seed Grant

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute $ 2,000

2011-10-01

MSRI Math Circles Seed Grant, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.

Courses

August 2013-Present

MATH 102: Quantitative Skills for the Modern World MATH 103: Quantitative Skills for the Modern World Lab MATH 104: Elementary Statistics MATH 106: Math for Elementary Teachers I MATH 107: Math for Elementary Teachers II MATH 112: Mathematical Analysis for Business II MATH 122: Calculus for the Life Sciences I MATH 190: Workshop in Mathematics I MATH 248: Introduction to Methods of Proof MATH 331: Elements of Group Theory MATH 366: Discrete Methods MATH 493/593: Seminar for Future and Current Math Educators MATH 490: History of Mathematics MATH 598: Methods of Proofs for Teachers MATH 598: Abstract Algebra for Secondary Teachers MATH 599: Number Theory & Algebra for Teachers

Articles

It's Like a Jungle Sometimes it Makes Me Wonder How I Keep From Going Under..., Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey | The American Mathematical Society and The Mathematical Association of America

C. Eubanks-Turner, It's Like a Jungle Sometimes it Makes Me Wonder How I Keep From Going Under..., Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey, The American Mathematical Society and The Mathematical Association of America, (2019), 131-133.
This essay was featured in the July 2019 AMS math mamas blog

Equity in Mathematics Education: Five Mathematicians Reflect on the 2018 PCMI Workshop | Mathematical Association of America (MAA) FOCUS

S. Bryant, C. Eubanks-Turner, C. Moore, S. Reznikoff, J. Yu, Equity in Mathematics Education: Five Mathematicians Reflect on the 2018 PCMI Workshop, Mathematical Association of America (MAA) FOCUS, Vol. 38 (6), (2019), 16-18.

Interlace Polynomials of Friendship Graphs | Electronic Journal of Graph Theory and Applications

C. Eubanks-Turner, A. Li, Interlace Polynomials of Friendship Graphs, Electronic Journal of Graph Theory and Applications, Vol. 6 (2), (2018), 269-281.

A Tale of Two Programs: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Students in STEM at Loyola Marymount University | Journal of Research in STEM Education

D. Berube, C. Eubanks-Turner, E. Mosteig, T. Zachariah, A Tale of Two Programs: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Students in STEM at Loyola Marymount University, Journal of Research in STEM Education, Vol. 4 (1), (2018), 13-22.

Fixed points of augmented generalized happy functions | Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics

B. Baker Swart, K. Beck, S. Crook, C. Eubanks-Turner, H. Grundman, M. Mei, L. Zack, Fixed points of augmented generalized happy functions, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 48 (1), (2018), 47-58.

Smooth Transition for Advancement to Graduate Education (STAGE) for Underrepresented Groups in Mathematical Sciences Pilot Project: The Benefits and Challenges of Mentoring | PRIMUS

C. Eubanks-Turner, P. Beaulieu, N. Pal, Smooth Transition for Advancement to Graduate Education (STAGE) for Underrepresented Groups in Mathematical Sciences Pilot Project: The Benefits and Challenges of Mentoring, PRIMUS, 28:2, (2018), 97-117.
This paper received the 2018 PRIMUS Editor’s Choice Top Paper award

Augmented Generalized Happy Functions | Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics

B. Baker Swart, K. Beck, S. Crook, C. Eubanks-Turner, H. Grundman, M. Mei, L. Zack, Augmented Generalized Happy Functions, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 47 (2), (2017), 403-417.

Preservice teachers' development of questioning skills through Common Core aligned exemplar videotaped math lessons | Proceedings of the Hawaii University International Conferences

A. Kreide, C. Eubanks-Turner, A. Tomlinson, Preservice teachers' development of questioning skills through Common Core aligned exemplar videotaped math lessons,
Proceedings of the Hawaii University International Conferences, (2015), 13 pages
http://www.huichawaii.org/steam2015p.html

Using the Division Algorithm to Decode Reed-Solomon Codes | Journal of Shanghai Normal University (Natural Sciences)

C. Eubanks-Turner, M. Lennon, E. Reynoso, B. Thibodeaux, A. Urquiza, A. Wheatley, D. Young, Using the Division Algorithm to Decode Reed-Solomon Codes, Journal of Shanghai Normal University (Natural Sciences) (2015), 44:3, 262-269.

Mardi Gras Math | Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

C. Eubanks-Turner, N. Hajj, Mardi Gras Math, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (2015), 20:8, 492-498.

Graphical Properties of the Bipartite Graph of Spec(Z[x])\{0} | Journal of Algebra Combinatorics, Discrete Structures and Applications

C. Eubanks-Turner, A. Li, Graphical Properties of the Bipartite Graph of Spec(Z[x])\{0}, Journal of Algebra Combinatorics, Discrete Structures and Applications (2015),
2:1, 65-73.

Prime Ideals in Power Series Rings and Polynomial Rings over Noetherian Domains | Recent Advances in Commutative Rings, Integer-Valued Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions

E. Celikbas, C. Eubanks-Turner, S. Wiegand, Prime Ideals in Power Series Rings and Polynomial Rings over Noetherian Domains, Recent Advances in Commutative Rings, Integer-Valued Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions, Springer (2014), 55-82.

The W.I.P.E. Rubric: Assessing Student Presentations of Mathematical Proofs | Proceedings of the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning

C. Eubanks-Turner, The W.I.P.E. Rubric: Assessing Student Presentations of Mathematical Proofs, Proceedings of the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning (2014), 10-14.

Prime Ideals in Birational Extensions of Two-Dimensional Power Series Rings | Communications in Algebra

C. Eubanks-Turner, M. Luckas, and S. Saydam, Prime Ideals in Birational Extensions of Two-Dimensional Power Series Rings, Communications in Algebra (2013), 41:2, 703-735.

The Projective Line Over the Integers | Progress in Commutative Algebra 2

E. Celikbas, C. Eubanks-Turner, The Projective Line Over the Integers, Progress in Commutative Algebra 2, De Gruyter (2012), 221-240.