Title: Going the distance
Dr. Kristen Abernathy
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Dr. Kristen Abernathy received her Ph.D. in mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2011. Upon graduate school completion, she started as an assistant professor of mathematics at Winthrop University. She is faculty advisor for the undergraduate math club and an active proponent of undergraduate research. Over the past five years, she has worked on fourteen research projects with undergraduates, majorly in the area of cancer models. She also enjoys outreach work, participating in NC State's and Winthop's Sonia Kovalevsky Days and volunteering with regional Math Counts teams.
Dr. Abernathy's husband is also an assistant professor of mathematics at Winthrop. They have two boys, a dog, and a cat. As a family, they enjoy video games (particularly RPGs), basketball, running, and variety puzzles.