|Carrie Diaz Eaton is an Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies at Bates. As a mathematical and computational biologist, she has worked in research areas from computational neurobiology to disease ecology and evolutionary theory and uses this grounding to apply network perspectives for STEM Education research and advocacy. Dr. Diaz Eaton explores STEM Education reform communities by qualitatively, quantitatively, and computationally examining language, synthesizing frameworks across disciplines in undergraduate quantitative and computational education, creating digital counternarrative spaces, and fostering collaborative professional development. Dr. Diaz Eaton is co-founder and lead Principal Investigator of the Institute for a Racially Just, Inclusive, and Open STEM Education (RIOS), a virtual synthesis center which develops collaborative networks of leaders who are using open education to transform STEM education towards justice and equity.
Carrie Diaz Eaton currently serves as the Chair for the Committee for Minority Participation in Mathematics for the Mathematical Association of America [MAA], on the Editorial Boards of PRIMUS and Course Source, and as an MAA Values Leader. Dr. Diaz Eaton is a 2012 MAA Project NExT Fellow, 2018 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute Fellow, and in 2020 was awarded the Society for Mathematical Biology John Jungck Excellence in Education Prize. In 2014, Dr. Diaz Eaton co-founded the Virtual Center for Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis, and served as Director of Communication and Partnerships. She has also served as past Program Chair and Electronic Communications Chair of BIO SIGMAA, and as Education Committee and Subgroup Chair for the Society of Mathematical Biology.