Bio: Christopher Abbandonato is an applied mathematician whose research interests are in two categories, mathematical biology and mathematics education. In mathematical biology, Christopher has studied different mathematical and biological models: a model that examines the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks in forests and a model that examines spatial variability in soft-shell clam recruitment. In mathematics education, he is interested in developing ways to engage students in the learning of STEM at the K–12 and post-secondary levels.
Christopher has been a mathematics and science teacher at the middle school level since 2010 and has developed outreach projects that allow his students to explore mathematics and STEM education at an inquiry/discovery based level.
Areas of Expertise: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Biology/Epidemiology, Differential Equations, Multivariate Statistics
Ph.D., University of Maine (In Progress)
M.Sc., University of New Brunswick
B.Ed., St. Thomas University
B.S., McGill University