Dr. Christina Monique Cobb

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christina Monique Cobb
(615) 898-5229
Room 150, Kirksey Old Main (KOM)

Departments / Programs

Degree Information

  • EDD, Tennessee State University (2017)
  • MS, Tennessee State University (2009)
  • BS, Tennessee State University (2007)

Biography

Dr. Christina M. Cobb, an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the University Studies Department, began her career at MTSU in 2011. Previously, she taught middle school mathematics in Metro Nashville Public Schools for 3 years. She loves teaching mathematics, and it is her heart’s desire to make an impact on each student that walks into her classroom. At Tennessee State University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Master of Science in Mathematics, and a Doctorate of E...

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Dr. Christina M. Cobb, an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the University Studies Department, began her career at MTSU in 2011. Previously, she taught middle school mathematics in Metro Nashville Public Schools for 3 years. She loves teaching mathematics, and it is her heart’s desire to make an impact on each student that walks into her classroom. At Tennessee State University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Master of Science in Mathematics, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.  

Dr. Cobb loves teaching at MTSU and being able to reach the lives of many students through mathematics. Cobb works to give all of her students the tools needed to be successful in her mathematics courses and beyond. She teaches with so much passion and energy that her students love to come to class. Cobb has made several state and national presentations about innovative ways to teach mathematics effectively. She also serves as the co-chair of the Mathematics Network for the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS). Cobb enthusiasm and passion for the students she serves motivated her to seek funding to provide a Math Fun Night, where students participated in math games outside the classroom in a relaxed environment. Recognized for her ability to involve students in the classroom, she was invited to participate in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ High Impact Practices Grant. Recently, Cobb was awarded a Student Engagement, Retention, and Success Grant, for which she will serve as co-principal investigator. Cobb has a great rapport with her students and is very active in her community. Specifically, she tutors and serves on the board for multiple community organizations in Nashville and Murfreesboro. Dr. Cobb supports all students and especially seeks to be a role model to young women in her community.  

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Publications

Jones, S. R., Cobb, C. M., Asaka, J. O., Story, C. R., Stevens, M. C., Chappell, M. F. (2020). Fostering a sense of community among Black faculty through a faculty learning community. Adult Learning Journal.

Higgs, M. A. S., Cobb, C. M., Morris, P. D. (2020). Pre-COVID-19 0n-ground and distance learners’ characteristics: A road map for distance and remote learning during a pandemic. Journal of Student Success and Retention, 6(1), 1-15. http://www.jossr.org/wpcontent/uploads/2020...

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Jones, S. R., Cobb, C. M., Asaka, J. O., Story, C. R., Stevens, M. C., Chappell, M. F. (2020). Fostering a sense of community among Black faculty through a faculty learning community. Adult Learning Journal.

Higgs, M. A. S., Cobb, C. M., Morris, P. D. (2020). Pre-COVID-19 0n-ground and distance learners’ characteristics: A road map for distance and remote learning during a pandemic. Journal of Student Success and Retention, 6(1), 1-15. http://www.jossr.org/wpcontent/uploads/2020/11/Pre-COVID-19-On-ground-and-DistanceLearnersCharacteristics.pdf 2020 Pre-COVID-19-On-ground-and-Distance-LearnersCharacteristics-1.pdf

Morris, P. D., Cobb, C. M., Higgs, M. A. S. (2019). High-impact practices and the adult online learner. World Journal of Educational Research, 6(4), 463-477. http://www.scholink.org/ojs/index.php/wjer/article/view/2299 High-impact practices and the adult onlline learner WJER-1.pdf

Cobb, C. (2018, November). Mathematics stations. NADE Math Monograph.  

Higgs, M.A., & Cobb, C. (2018, November). Problem-based learning in the mathematics classroom.  NADE Math Monograph.Cobb, C. M. &

Higgs, M.A. (2017). [Review of the book Motivation to learn: Transforming classroom culture to support student achievement, by M. Middleton & K. Perks]. Journal of Student Success and Retention, 4(1).

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Presentations

National Conferences (acceptance refereed)    

Cobb, C., Higgs, M. A., and Morris, P. D. (2019, March 7). High-impact practices and the adult-online learner. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference, Atlanta, GA.  

Cobb, C., Euteneuer, J., & Higgs, M.A. (2019, March 7). Technology: Budget-friendly and cost-effective technology for the mathematics classroom. Conference S...

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National Conferences (acceptance refereed)    

Cobb, C., Higgs, M. A., and Morris, P. D. (2019, March 7). High-impact practices and the adult-online learner. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference, Atlanta, GA.  

Cobb, C., Euteneuer, J., & Higgs, M.A. (2019, March 7). Technology: Budget-friendly and cost-effective technology for the mathematics classroom. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference, Atlanta, GA.  

Aguilar, D., Cobb, C., Rosenberry, L., Stephens, D., & Timmons, L. (2018, February 22) Math Best Practices. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference, National Harbor, WA.  

Boukaabar, K., Cobb, C., Faulling, T., Higgs, M.A., Newhall, B. & Stephens, D. (2016, March 17) Golden opportunities: Reaching special populations through study and soft skills & math tasks. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Cobb, C. & Higgs, M.A. (2016, March 17). Golden opportunities in professional development: Creating your faculty development plan. Poster Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference, Anaheim, CA.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2016, March 17). Division divas cubed: Golden nuggets of mathematics fabulousness. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference. Anaheim Marriott: Anaheim, CA.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2015, February 27). (D)4 Division divas reprise and revise: bridging mathematics and fabulousness. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference. TD Convention Center: Greenville, SC.  

Higgs, M.A., & Cobb, C. (2015, February 26). During change: Honoring the past and building faculty morale for the future. Poster Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference. TD Convention Center: Greenville, SC.

Higgs, M.A., & Cobb, C. (2014, March 7). Stellar faculty mentoring: Being a star mentor or mentee. Poster Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference. Dallas Hilton Anatole: Dallas, TX.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2014, March 6). Division divas: Fabulously fun mathematics activities. Conference Session. National Association for Developmental Education Conference. Dallas Hilton Anatole: Dallas, TX.        

Regional Conferences (acceptance refereed)  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2015, September 26). (D)4 Division divas reprise and revise: Bridging mathematics and fabulousness. Conference Session. Southwest Virginia Council of Teacher of Mathematics Regional Conference. John S. Battle High School: Bristol, VA.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2014, October 4). Division divas: Fabulously fun mathematics activities. Conference Session. Southwest Virginia Council of Teacher of Mathematics Regional Conference. John S. Battle High School: Bristol, VA.              

State Conferences (acceptance refereed)  

Page, K., Cobb, C., & Johnson, G. (2018, October 5). HIP MATH. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. The Park Vista Hotel: Gatlinburg, TN  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2017, October 13). Math escape game. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. The Chattanoogan Hotel: Chattanooga, TN.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2016, October 13). Division divas cubed: Golden nuggets of mathematics fabulousness. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. The Read House Historic Inn and Suites: Chattanooga, TN.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2016, September 24). Division divas: Fabulously fun mathematics activities. Conference Session. Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association Conference. Middle Tennessee State University: Murfreesboro, TN.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2014, October 30). (D)4 Division divas reprise and revise: Bridging mathematics and fabulousness. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. Tennessee Renaissance Center: Dickson, TN.  

Higgs, M.A., & Cobb, C. (2014, October 30). During change: Honoring the past and building faculty morale for the future. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. Tennessee Renaissance Center: Dickson, TN.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2013, October 24). Division divas: Fabulously fun mathematics activities. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. Tennessee Renaissance Center: Dickson, TN.  

Cobb, C. (2013, October 24). Mathematics ideas to keep students coming back for more. Speed Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. Tennessee Renaissance Center: Dickson, TN.  

Higgs, M.A., & Cobb, C. (2013, October 24). Stellar faculty mentoring: Being a star mentor or mentee. Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. Tennessee Renaissance Center: Dickson, TN.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2012, October 25). Mentoring in the classroom: Creating a positive classroom environment. Speed Conference Session. Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention Conference. Tennessee Renaissance Center: Dickson, TN.        

MTSU Presentation  

Cobb, C. & Page, K. (2019, May 9). High impact practices: Collaborative assignments. MT Engage Summer Institute. MTSU: Murfreesboro, TN.  

Goodin, T., Vannatta-Hall, J., Dunlap, R., Cobb, C., & Kissinger, L. (2019, February 5). Engaging learners: A problem-based learning approach. MTSU: Murfreesboro, TN.  

Korstange, R., McIntyre, B., Cobb, C., & Page, K. (2018, September 26). High impact practices in first year courses. MTSU: Murfreesboro, TN.   Cobb, C. (2016, October 4). SSC campus training. MTSU: Murfreesboro, TN.  

Cobb, C., & Higgs, M.A. (2013, August 20). Mini whiteboards in the classroom. University Studies Math Area Meeting. MTSU: Murfreesboro, TN.  

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Awards

MTSU 2018-2019 Outstanding Teaching Award

Cited as a “Person Who Made a Difference” by a graduating senior in 2019

Nominated for Outstanding Teaching in General Education (2017-2018) 

Cited as a “Person Who Made a Difference” by a graduating senior in 2017 and 2016 

Nominated for Outstanding Teacher Award at MTSU in April 2016

Nominated for the Rutherford County Passionate Educator Award with the June Anderson Center &a...

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MTSU 2018-2019 Outstanding Teaching Award

Cited as a “Person Who Made a Difference” by a graduating senior in 2019

Nominated for Outstanding Teaching in General Education (2017-2018) 

Cited as a “Person Who Made a Difference” by a graduating senior in 2017 and 2016 

Nominated for Outstanding Teacher Award at MTSU in April 2016

Nominated for the Rutherford County Passionate Educator Award with the June Anderson Center & the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, April 17, 2014

Faculty Honoree during the faculty appreciation basketball game, February 1, 2014

TASSR 2013 State Award Alumnus of a Learning Support Program  

National Nomination for NADE’s Martha Maxwell Scholarship in 2013 

National Nomination for NADE’s Vashti Muse Outstanding Developmental Education Alumnus in 2013

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