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Christina is from Texas and her teaching is BIG

Christina ZChristina Zumbrun

Trine University - Jannen School of Arts & Sciences

B.S. Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. M.S. in Applied Math from Purdue University. Ph.D. Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University.

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I moved from Texas to northeastern Indiana in 1997. Through teaching high school mathematics, English as a Second Language, GED classes and part–time in the mathematics department at another institution, I discovered that my calling was to work with young adults.

I joined Trine in 2006, teaching Business Algebra, Applied Math, Elements of Math, College Algebra, the Calculus sequence, Statistics, Linear Algebra, History of Mathematics, and Probability and Statistics.

I serve on numerous committees and as adviser to Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. In May 2009 I received the Robert Ewing and Gail Stewart Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences. I work for the College Board as a reader for the Advanced Placement Calculus exam, and love spending time with my husband, Brian, and daughters, Haley and Kylie. I also enjoy my friends, church activities, reading, music (the piano especially) and baking.

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Western Michigan University. I feel privileged to work with students during their college years.  My door is always open for questions, advice, or conversation.

2018 Jannen Renaissance Scholar Award recipient

The award — endowed by Robert L. Jannen, chair emeritus of the board of trustees and TSU alumnus, and his wife Dolores — recognizes faculty members who best represent the ideals of the Renaissance, showing both breadth of interest and accomplishment.