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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 Abernathy, Kristen   Name:  Kristen Abernathy 
Title:  Assistant Professor of Mathematics 
Education:
Ph.D., Mathematics, North Carolina State University
M.A., Mathematics, Wake Forest University
B.S., Mathematics, Catawba College
Office:  148 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4681 
E-mail:  abernathyk@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/abernathyk  
Area(s):
Dynamic Systems, Functional Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Graph Theory
Dr. Abernathy received her B.S. in mathematics, with a concentration in biology, in 2004. She earned a M.A. in mathematics from Wake Forest University in 2006 before completing her Ph.D. in mathematics at North Carolina State University in 2011. Upon graduation, she joined the Department of Mathematics at Winthrop.

Abernathy taught a variety of courses at North Carolina State University, including the full calculus sequence, differential equations, and an introduction to upper-level mathematics. She is looking forward to teaching the introductory to discrete mathematics and Calculus I courses at Winthrop in fall 2011. Abernathy also is excited about expanding her own research interests and engaging undergraduates in mathematical research. Currently, she participates in a national professional development program in mathematics called Project NExT. 

Abernathy and her husband, Zach, have a 10-year-old son. They live in Rock Hill and enjoy watching basketball, playing video games (especially the original Nintendo), and running.