# Christina Eubanks-Turner

Professor of Mathematics

## Biography

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

## Industry Expertise

## Accomplishments

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

2018-01-01

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

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

2018-09-01

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

### Project NExT Fellow

2008-06-01

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

### LA/MS Section NExt Fellow

2009-03-01

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

## 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)

## Links

## Media Appearances

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

**Math Mamas** online

Math Mamas Blog

### Episode 21: Christina Eubanks-Turner - SheHeroes

**SheHeroes** online

EPISODE 21: CHRISTINA EUBANKS-TURNER

Christina Eubanks-Turner, Associate Professor of Mathematics.

### Black History Month 2019 Honoree

**mathematicallygiftedandblack.com** online

Mathematically Gifter and Black Black History Month 2019 Honoree

### 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.

## 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 **

2012-07-01

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

### Seed Grant

**Mathematical Sciences Research Institute **

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.