**Curriculum Vitae**

**Revised January 2013**

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**P****ERSONAL**

**Name**: Chantel Christine Blackburn**Citizenship**: United States**Address**: Department of Mathematics

Pacific Union College

One Angwin
Avenue

Angwin, CA 94508

**Office:**Chan Shun Hall 238B**Phone**: (707) 965-6682**E-mail**: cblackburn@puc.edu**Webpage**: http://www.math.arizona.edu/~cblackburn/

**E****DUCATION**

- Ph.D., Mathematics, The University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ,
**Projected May 2013**(mathematical knowledge for teaching elementary mathematics) - M.S., Mathematics, The University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ, May, 16 2009 (computational group theory)
- B.S., Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien
Springs, MI, May 7, 2006

**A****DVISORS**

**Doctoral Advisor**: Rebecca McGraw, Professor of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2009-Present**Master’s Thesis Advisor**: Klaus M. Lux, Professor of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008-2009**Undergraduate Academic Advisor**: Lynelle M. Weldon, Professor of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 2002-2006**Grand Valley State University REU Advisor**: Steven Schlicker, Professor of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, June 2005-August 2005**Honors Thesis / Research Advisor**: Shandelle M. Henson, Professor of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 2004-2006**Honors Thesis Advisor**: James L. Hayward, Professor of Biology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 2004-2005**Honors Thesis Advisor**: J. M. Cushing, Professor of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2004-2005

**P****UBLICATIONS**

- Blackburn, C. C. (2011). Toward the identification of mathematical horizon knowledge of
place value concepts. In L. R. Wiest, & T. Lamberg (Ed.),
*Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1630-1637). Reno, Nevada. - Prasad, P. V., McGraw, R., & Blackburn, C. C.
(2011). Integrating content and pedagogy in secondary teacher preparation:
Collaborating across the disciplinary boundaries of mathematics and
mathematics education. In L. R. Wiest, & T. Lamberg
(Ed.),
*Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1476-1484). Reno, Nevada. - Cushing, J. M., Henson, S. M., & Blackburn,
C. C. (2007). Multiple mixed-type attractors in a competition model.
*Journal of Biological Dynamics*,*1*, 347–362. - Blackburn,
C. C., Lund, K., Schlicker, S., Sigmon, P.,
& Zupan, A. (2009). A missing prime
configuration in the Hausdorff metric geometry.
*Journal of Geometry*,*92*, 28–59.

**T****HESES**

- Blackburn, C. C. (2009).
*An application of the computer algebra system GAP: The construction of the simple modules of a finite group*(Unpublished master’s thesis). The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. - Blackburn, C. C. (2005).
*Competitive coexistence in the Ricker competition model*(Unpublished undergraduate senior honors thesis). Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

**P****OSTERS****/P****RESENTATIONS AND ****P****ROFESSIONAL ****T****ALKS**

- Blackburn, C. C. (2011,
June). “Why bother with math, anyway? Getting mathematics back into math
education”, Meeting of The Hillsboro
Oregon Rotary Club, Hillsboro, OR.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2011,
June). “Preservice teachers' specialized mathematics
knowledge for teaching”, Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative
2011 National Conference, Poster Session, Portland, OR.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2011,
April). “From UA to AU: Tales of a mathematics (emphasis in mathematics
education) graduate student”, Colloquium,
Department of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2011,
April). “If mathematics is supposed to be fun, then what is missing from
mathematics education?”, TLC Conference Keynote Address, Department of
Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University, Berrien Springs,
MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2011,
February). “Beyond Bridging: A new vision for teacher preparation in
mathematics and science”, Second Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural
Studies Graduate Student Colloquy, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
- McGraw, R., &
Blackburn, C. C. (2011, January).
*“*Teaching mathematics to future teachers: Connecting mathematics to aspects of teaching in university courses”, American Mathematical Society (AMS) Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, AMS/Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA. - Bishop, M., Blackburn, C. C., & Piercey, V.
(2010, October). “G-TEAMS: Graduate Students and Teachers Engaging in
Mathematical Sciences”, 2010 NSF GK-12
Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Poster Session, Denver, CO.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2010,
March). “Using Mathematics to Describe our World: Algebra, Geometry,
Analysis”, Sonya Kovalevsky Day, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2010,
March). “Schools as Factories, Industrial Notions of Standards: Outdated
in Technological Society”, Mathematics Education Graduate Student
Colloquium, Tucson, AZ.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2010,
February). “Schools as Factories, Industrial Notions of Standardization:
Outdated in a Technological Society”, First Teaching, Learning and
Sociocultural Studies Graduate Student Colloquy, The University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
- Bailey, B., Blackburn,
C. C., & Piercey, V. (2010, February).
“G-TEAMS”, NSF GK-12 Special Focus Meeting on
The Role of Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education”, AAAS Annual Meeting,
Poster Session: Graduate STEM Fellows in K–12 Education, San Diego,
CA.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2009, April). “Constructing the
simple representation modules of finite groups using GAP”, The Grad
Student Math Colloquium…at the U of A, Department of Mathematics, The
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2007, May). “Mysterious 19 and
the Hausdorff Metric Geometry”, Michigan MAA & MichMATYC 2006
Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2007, March). “The Hausdorff Metric Geometry: 19 is Just…Missing!”, The Grad Student Math Colloquium…at the U of A,
Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2006, April). “Mysterious 19
and the Hausdorff Metric Geometry”, AMS Sectional Meeting, Notre Dame, IN.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2005, September). “Mysterious
19 and the Hausdorff Metric Geometry (...And
Some Graph Theory)”, Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Andrews
University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2005, August). “Mysterious 19
and the Hausdorff Metric Geometry”, MathFest Pi Mu Epsilon Student Sessions, Albuquerque,
NM.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2005, July). “Mysterious 19 and
the Hausdorff Metric Geometry”, Michigan
Mathematics REU Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2005, April). “Investigating
the Ricker Competition Model for Competitive Coexistence”, (Honors
Thesis), Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, Andrews University, Berrien
Springs, MI.
- Henson, S. M., & Blackburn, C. C. (2005,
April). “Coexistence in a Ricker Competition Model”, AMS
Sectional Meeting, Lubbock, TX.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2005, March). “Investigating
the Ricker Competition Model for Competitive Coexistence”, Colloquium,
Department of Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2005, March). “Competitive
Coexistence in a Competition Model”, Honors Project Poster Session,
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2004, September). “Basic Proof
Writing Methods and Group Proof Writing Competition”, Colloquium with Kami
Lizarraga (Andrews University), Department of
Mathematics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- Blackburn, C. C. (2003, November). “May’s
Hypothesis in Ecology”, Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Andrews
University, Berrien Springs, MI.

**R****ESEARCH AND ****F****ELLOWSHIPS**

- Research Assistant. (January 2011-December 2012).
*Beyond Bridging: Co-Education of Preservice and Inservice Elementary Teachers In Science and Mathematics*, National Science Foundation DRL grant (#1019860, PI Bruce Johnson), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. - Research Assistant.
(August 2010-Present).
*Untangling Mathematical KnoTSS (Knowledge for Teaching Secondary School): An Investigation of Collaborations Between Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators*, National Science Foundation DRL grant (#0821996, PI Rebecca McGraw), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. - Graduate Students and Teachers Engaging in
Mathematical Sciences (G-TEAMS) Fellow. (May 2009-May 2011). National
Science Foundation DGE grant (#0841234, PI
Jocelyn Lega), The University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ.
- National Science Foundation REU.
(January 2006-May 2006). Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- Undergraduate Research Assistant. (January
2004-May 2006). Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.
- National Science Foundation REU.
(June 2005-August 2005). Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

**T****EACHING AND ****E****MPLOYMENT**

- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of
Mathematics, Pacific Union College, January 2013
- Basic Algebra II, Differential Equations
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of
Mathematics, The University of Arizona, August 2006-2009
- Understanding Elementary Mathematics (A) (Spring
2009)
- Calculus I (Fall 2008)
- Calculus Preparation (Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
- Trigonometry (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Summer Presession 2007)
- Teaching Assistant
- Super-TA, Formal Mathematical Reasoning and
Writing (Spring 2008)
- Calculus I recitation teacher, Andrews
University, January 2004-May 2006
- Contract Instructor, Department of Mathematics,
Andrews University, June 2006-July 2006
- Reasoning With Functions (General Education
Math)
- Substitute Teaching, Andrews University,
approximately 10 classes within 2005-2006
- Calculus II, Differential Equations, Elementary
Statistics, Precalculus (for Dr. Ronald
Johnson)
- Calculus I, and Differential Equations (for Dr.
Shandelle Henson)
- Calculus I recitation teacher, Andrews
University, January 2004-May 2006
- Lab assistant for remedial math course, Andrews
University, August 2002-May 2006
- Math Center tutor, Andrews University, August
2002-May 2003

**O****THER**

- Co-Organizer, MAA
Special Session on “Teachers engaging students in mathematics” at ArizMATYC, MAA Southwestern
Section and SUnMaRC Conference in Tucson, AZ,
March 30-April 1, 2012
- Intel Math Instructor Training, Phoenix, AZ,
March 9-12, 2012
- Mathematical Consultant for Online Course
Development, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., August 2007
- Textbook* Development Assistant, Donald Rhoads,
May 2003-June 2005

*Rhoads, Donald H., and L. M. Weldon,
Version 3.1, June 2005. *Logic
and Functions*.

**O****UTREACH**

- Sonia Kovalevsky Day Workshop Presenter (2008,
2010, 2011). Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, Tucson,
AZ.
- Designed and conducted workshop geared toward
promoting mathematics to high school girls
- Blackburn, C. C., &
Kaldman, L. (2011, February). “G-TEAMS at
Safford Middle School”, Poster Session: UA GK-12
Showcase, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
- Professional Development Presentation, (2010,
December). Safford Middle School, Tucson, AZ.
- Introduced calculus ideas and connections to
middle school mathematics
- Blackburn, C. C., &
Liston, J. (2010, February). “G-TEAMS at Cholla
High Magnet School”, Poster Session: 3
^{rd}Annual BioMeet Showcase, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

**H****ONOR ****S****OCIETIES**

- Phi Kappa Phi (National)
- Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
- Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics)

**P****ROFESSIONAL ****S****OCIETIES**

- American Mathematical Society

**S****PECIAL ****R****ECOGNITION**

- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for Fall
2008, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, 2009
- Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar, Department
of Mathematics, Andrews University, 2006
- Nominated for the 2006 Graduate Fellowship
Competition of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Andrews University,
2006
- President of Andrews University chapter of Pi Mu
Epsilon, 2005-2006
- Council on Undergraduate Research Best Pi Mu
Epsilon Student Research Talk, MathFest 2005,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2005
- Undergraduate Research Award, Andrews University,
2005
- Math President of eigen* (Math and Physics club),
Andrews University, 2004-2006
- Vice-President of Andrews University chapter of
Pi Mu Epsilon, 2004-2005
- Math VP of eigen* (Math
and Physics club), Andrews University, 2003-2004