Christine Shannon retired in 2016 as emerita professor of mathematics and computer science at Centre College, where she had been honored with her designation as the Haggin Professor of Science since 1997.
A member of the Centre faculty since 1989, Shannon had 17 years of prior college teaching experience and became the first person ever hired at Centre at the rank of full professor. She has served as chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics.
Shannon received a rigorous and classical training in mathematics in her undergraduate and doctoral work, then chose to return for advanced study in computer science. She is interested in applying core mathematics concepts to problem solving using computer science. She has teaching and research interests in applied mathematics, design of algorithms, and programming languages. She regularly collaborates with students in research, including a recent project in programming Lego robots.
Shannon has published articles in academic journals including the Pacific Journal of Mathematics, the Houston Journal of Mathematics, and The Journal of Computers and Graphics.
She is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, who honored her with a 1998 Distinguished Service Award. She is also a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Shannon is a summa cum laude graduate of Marygrove College (B.S.) and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Purdue University, as well as an M.S. in computer science from the University of Kentucky.