Instructor of Mathematics
PhD, University of New Brunswick (In Progress)
MSc, University of New Brunswick
BEd, St. Thomas University
BSc, McGill University
Location: Torrey 223
Areas of Expertise
Mathematics Education, Mathematical Biology/Epidemiology, Differential Equations, Multivariate Statistics
Christopher Abbandonato is an applied mathematician whose research interests are in two categories, mathematical biology and mathematics education. In mathematical biology, Christopher has been working on studying different mathematical and biological models; one in particular is a model that examines the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks in forests. In mathematics education, he has interests in developing ways to engage students in the learning of mathematics at the K to 12 and post-secondary levels.
Christopher has been a mathematics and science teacher at the middle school level for the past 6 years and has developed outreach projects allowing his students to explore mathematics and STEM education at an inquiry/discovery based level. Some of his projects and accomplishments can be found on the St. Thomas University website, where he has also been an Instructor of Mathematics and Education, teaching a wide range of introductory and advanced applied mathematics courses as well as courses in math and science education.