Christopher J. Catone, Ph.D., Chair – Albright College

Christopher J. Catone, Ph.D., Chair

Christopher J. Catone, Ph.D., Chair

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Department Chair
CCM 119

Ph.D.: University of Colorado at Boulder
B.S.: The College of New Jersey


Christopher J. Catone is associate professor and department chair of the mathematics department at Albright College, a liberal arts institution located in Reading, PA. He received his bachelors degree at The College of New Jersey, following which he taught high school mathematics and physics. After earning his Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he held a post-doctoral position at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Catone is a recipient of the Laughlin Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching and the MAA George Pólya Award. He is active in the local section of the MAA. Currently, he is writing an advanced geometry textbook.

Areas of Expertise

  • Differential Geometry, Geometry, Mathematical Pedagogy



  • Christopher J. Catone, “Bringing Calculus into Discrete Math via the Discrete Derivative.”The College Mathematics Journal. 50:1(2019) pp. 21-27.
  • R. Smith, M. Chyba, G. Wilkens, C. Catone, “A Geometrical Approach to the Motion Planning Problem for a Submerged Rigid Body.”  International Journal of Control. 82:9(2009), 1641-1656.
  • Ch.J. Catone, “Projective Equivalence of Finsler and Riemannian Surfaces.” Differential Geometry and Its Applications. 26 (2008), 404-418.

Student Collaborations:

  • 2020-21: Stephen Brittain, “Fixed and Periodic Points of Multiples of the Sum of the
    Digits Function”
  • 2018-19: Sophie Bass, “Applying Queueing Theory to Real World Situations”
  • 2013-14: Matthew Smith, “Minimal Surfaces, Soap Films, and the Weierstrass-Enneper Representation”
  • 2008-09: Danielle Smiley, “A Comparison of Riemann and Lebesgue Integration”

Awards and Grants

  • MAA George Pólya Award, 2020.
  • The Dr. Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Annual Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, 2012.
  • Burton W. Jones Teaching Excellence Award, 2006.
  • Pi Mu Epsilon, The College of New Jersey, 1996.