Christina Eubanks-Turner, Ph.D.
Dr. Eubanks-Turner is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Graduate Director of the Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics Program in the Department of Mathematics at LMU. Her primary research areas include algebra, mathematics education and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Her work in mathematics education focuses on developing the mathematical knowledge teachers need to teach high school. The work Professor Eubanks-Turner does in broadening participation looks at how to promote equity and participation of students from underrepresented groups in STEM.
Professor Eubanks-Turner received her B.S. in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana, a small Catholic Liberal Arts college similar to LMU. After graduating from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in her hometown of New Orleans, LA, she left her home to attend graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She graduated from UNL with both her Masters and Doctorate in mathematics.
As a black female mathematician, Professor Eubanks-Turner is innately concerned with promoting equity in the STEM, especially in the mathematical sciences. She has secured around 3 million dollars in grant funding to support projects related to teacher training and mentoring students of color in STEM. She has video profile feature on SheHeroes.org, a website designed to celebrate contributions of women in STEM. She has also had articles written in Gizmodo and Girls’ Angle Bulletin about her accomplishments. One of Professor Eubanks-Turner’s articles on mentoring underrepresented students received the 2018 PRIMUS Editor’s Choice Top Paper award. She was also recognized by Mathematically Gifted & Black as a Black History Month 2019 Honoree.