Catherine Bliss

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology
College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Catherine Bliss earned her Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Vermont in 2018. Prior to her doctoral work in Mathematics, she studied Coastal Ecology in Zanzibar and Jamaica. She also holds her teaching license for secondary Mathematics and has taught in K-12 settings in several international settings including the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela. She also led a Sea Turtle Studies Program to Costa Rica. Since earned her Ph.D., she has taught at the University of Vermont and developed several online courses for UVM. She was the recipient of the Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award for lecturers and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Science Teaching Award. She has taught online since 2008 and with a growing interest in focusing her career solely in online undergraduate Math education, she left her face-to-face position at UVM and has been teaching solely online ever since. She has served as an online course coordinator for Mathematics at SUNY Empire State College and is the author of over 200 math instructional videos on her Youtube Channel CBlissmath. Her areas of research lie in Social Network Analysis and Math Education. 

Dr. Bliss loves teaching online because in this setting, each student has a front row seat. Online forums allow for all voices to be heard and for all students to have a direct connection to their instructor. 

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences, University of Vermont
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Vermont
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Mathematics, Utica College

CA Bliss, MR Frank, CM Danforth, PS Dodds (2014). An evolutionary algorithm approach to link prediction in dynamic social networks. Journal of Computational Science 5 (5), 750-764

CA Bliss, CM Danforth, PS Dodds (2014). Estimation of global network statistics from incomplete dataPloS one 9 (10)

C Yeager, B Hurley-Dasgupta, CA Bliss (2013) cMOOCs and Global Learning: An Authentic Alternative. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 17 (2)

IM Kloumann, CM Danforth, KD Harris, CA Bliss, PS Dodds (2012) Positivity of the English language. PloS one 7 (1), e29484

CA Bliss, IM Kloumann, KD Harris, CM Danforth, PS Dodds. (2012). Twitter reciprocal reply networks exhibit assortativity with respect to happiness. Journal of Computational Science 3 (5), 388-397

PS Dodds, KD Harris, IM Kloumann, CA Bliss, CM Danforth. (2011). Temporal patterns of happiness and information in a global social network: Hedonometrics and Twitter PloS one 6 (12), e26752

CA Bliss, B Lawrence.  (2009). From posts to patterns: A metric to characterize discussion board activity in online courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 13 (2), 15-32

CA Bliss, B Lawrence (2009). Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts? A Comparison of Small Group and Whole Class Discussion Board Activity in Online Courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 13 (4)

Visiting Assistant Professor (Part-time), SUNY Empire State College (2018-present)

Part-time faculty, Embry-Riddle, 2021-present)

Lecturer, University of Vermont 2014-2018

Adjunct Instructor, SUNY Empire State College (2008-2018)

Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award for lecturers, University of Vermont

College of Engineering and Mathematical Science Teaching Award, University of Vermont