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Christina Napier

Christina Napier, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Dr. Christina Napier joined the faculty of the Department of Science and Mathematics in fall 2020. While in graduate school, she had the unique opportunity to be on a Women in Topology research team, which constructed an nth directional derivative in abelian functor calculus. After graduate school, she worked at the Ohio State University for two years as a Ross Assistant Professor. She was also a Project NExT fellow from 2019 to 2020. Her area of expertise is in algebraic topology. Currently, she is working on collaborative research projects in the area of algebraic topology as well as domino antimagic squares.

Educations and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Virginia
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of California, Riverside
  • B.S. in Mathematics, California Baptist University

Scholarly Works

  • A First Step Toward Higher Order Chain Rules in Abelian Functor Calculus
  • Directional Derivatives and Higher Order Chain Rules in Abelian Functor Calculus


  • Playing various sports (racquetball, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Spike Ball, etc.), hiking, piano, being an auntie, Angel's baseball
  • Why Cedarville: I enjoy teaching at a university that prepares students academically to succeed in their careers while also encouraging them to grow spiritually and take ownership of their faith.