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Christina Duron

Christina Durón

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Natural Science, Seaver College
RAC 105


Dr. Christina Durón is an assistant professor of mathematics at Pepperdine University. She earned her PhD in mathematics at Claremont Graduate University in 2019. Prior to joining Pepperdine in 2022, she was a postdoctoral research associate in the department of mathematics at the University of Arizona for three years. Dr. Durón would describe herself as an educator and scholar. Teaching mathematics is her passion and she is continually striving to become a more effective teacher by applying new tools and skills to motivate students both inside and outside of the classroom. In her research on network theory and analysis, Dr. Durón develops computational and statistical techniques to model, analyze, and explore complex, relational data.



  • PhD Mathematics, Claremont Graduate University, 2019


  • Sullivant N, Durón C, Pfeffer D. (2023). From Mirrors to Wallpapers: A Virtual Math Circle Module on Symmetry. Journal of Math Circles: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 1. Available at https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/mathcirclesjournal/vol3/iss1/1.
  • Durón C. (2022). Adaptive Quadrature. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online (eds N. Balakrishnan, T. Colton, B. Everitt, W. Piegorsch, F. Ruggeri and J.L. Teugels). doi: 10.1002/9781118445112.stat08388
  • Durón C, Farrell A. (2022). A Mean-Field Approximation of SIR Epidemics on an Erdös-Rényi Network Model. ´ Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 84(7): 1 – 19. doi: 10.1007/s11538-022-01026-2
  • Durón C. (2021). Linear Algebra, Computational. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online (eds N. Balakrishnan, T. Colton, B. Everitt, W. Piegorsch, F. Ruggeri and J.L. Teugels). doi: 10.1002/9781118445112.stat00459.pub2
  • Durón C. (2020). Heatmap Centrality: A New Measure to Identify Super-Spreader Nodes in Scale-Free Networks. PLoS ONE, 15(7): e0235690. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235690
  • Durón C, Pan Y, Gutmann D.H., Hardin J, & Radunskaya A. (2018). Variability of Betweenness Centrality and Its Effect on Identifying Essential Genes. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 81(9): 3655 – 3673. doi: 10.1007/s11538-018-0526-z
  • Pan Y, Durón C, Bush E.C., et al. (2018). Graph Complexity Analysis Identifies an ETV5 Tumor-Specific Network in Human and Murine Low-Grade Glioma. PLoS ONE, 13(5): e0190001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190001
  • MAA Project NExT Fellow, 2023-2024
  • 2022 Teaching and Service Award for the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona
  • Member: MAA


  • Network Theory
  • Network Dynamics
  • Analysis and Modeling of Complex Networks
  • Mathematical-Biology


  • Calculus 1
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Probability