Christopher Hiatt received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Southern California in August of 2007. As a tenured associate professor of mathematics he has established a strong record in teaching, scholarship, and service to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In 2012, he won the University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. He is the Co-Director for two grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Co-Principal Investigator for one grant from the National Science Foundation. He develops and leads professional development workshops for mathematics teachers since 2009 as part of his duties as co-project director for a Teacher Quality grant to improve in-service high school mathematics teachers’ content knowledge. He has co-lead a two-week seminar during June 2011 for an NSF grant to increase content knowledge of in-service middle school mathematics teachers. He has given twelve special topic seminars for a Teacher Quality grant targeted at increasing in-service mathematics teacher’s pedagogical and content knowledge. Dr. Hiatt is also part of the regional Vertical Alignment Team and the College and Career Readiness task force. Dr. Hiatt has built a strong record of collaborating with K-12 mathematics teachers over the past three years as part of a number of initiatives and is highly respected among Region 18 districts.
He has been part of a team of three professors who developed and implemented a new Masters of Mathematics program at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin which has two tracks: Mathematics or Mathematics Education. He is the Advisor for 16 graduate students and 20 undergraduate students. He has published a work in the field of Quantum Teichmuller Theory, which is a field related to Quantum Physics.