Christy Graves

Christy Graves


Phone: 903-565-5839


Christy Graves

Christy Graves

Title: Professor
Department: Mathematics
Building: RBN 4013
Phone: 903.565.5839


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Syracuse University, 2009.
  • M.S., Mathematics, Syracuse University, 2005.
  • B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, Eastern Illinois University, 2002.


Research Areas: Reliability polynomials, graph automorphisms, fullerenes

Dr. Christy Graves has been a member of the math faculty at UT Tyler since 2009. Prior to coming to UT Tyler, Christy received a Bachelor's degree in both math and computer science from Eastern Illinois University and her Master's degree and PhD from Syracuse University.

As a member of the UT Tyler math department, Christy has won numerous teaching awards including the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation's Level I and Level II Certificate. She is also a Founding Fellow for the UT Tyler Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Besides teaching, Christy is also heavily involved in undergraduate research and was awarded the UT Faculty Fellow for Undergraduate Research from 2013 through 2017. During the summers, Christy works on an NSF-funded grant where undergraduates from around the country spend 8 weeks at UT Tyler doing math research with Christy and her colleagues. She has been a research mentor for over 30 undergraduates.

Christy's research areas include reliability polynomials, graph automorphisms, fullerenes, and general combinatorics and graph theory. She has articles published in many journals including Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Networks, Discrete Mathematics, and Journal of Graph Theory.

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