AWM Fellows


The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has established the AWM Fellows Program to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences, consistent with the AWM mission: “to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.”

The inaugural class of the AWM Fellows Program will be announced on October 2, 2017, and be honored on January 10, 2018, at the AWM Reception and Award Ceremony at the Joint Mathematical Meetings (JMM) in San Diego. To initiate the Program, the inaugural class of Fellows has been designated by the AWM Executive Committee drawing from senior members of the past Presidents of the AWM, AWM Life Time Service Award winners, and the AWM Humphreys Award winners, all honors or roles that demonstrate the values of the AWM Fellows Program.

Going forward, a nomination process will be used to select the AWM Fellows. A new class of Fellows will be announced each January at the JMM. The nomination process and deadlines for the 2019 class will be announced in January 2018. When reviewing nominations for the Fellows Program, the selection committee will be flexible in evaluating excellence in any work showing strong evidence of a sustained and lasting commitment to women in the mathematical sciences.

Inaugural class of AWM Fellows

The Inaugural Class of AWM Fellows is drawn from living members of the following groups: past Presidents of the AWM, AWM Life Time Service Award winners, and AWM Humphreys Award winners.  Additionally, it is required that each Fellow of the Inaugural  Class be at least 25 years beyond her/his terminal degree and has been a member of AWM for at least 10 years.

Benkart, Georgia – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Blum, Lenore - Carnegie Mellon
Case, Bettye Anne - Florida State University
Charney, Ruth – Brandeis University
Gordon, Carolyn – Dartmouth College
Gray, Mary W.  – American University
Grundman, Helen G.  – AMS and Bryn Mawr College
Haas, Ruth - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Haunsperger, Deanna – Carleton College
Hughes, Rhonda J. – Bryn Mawr College
Keen, Linda  - The City University of New York, Lehman College and the Graduate Center
Kessel, Cathy - Consultant, Berkeley, California
Keyfitz, Barbara – Ohio State University, Columbus
Lauter, Kristin – Microsoft Research
Lenhart, Suzanne - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mesirov, Jill P. - University of California San Diego
Morrow, James - University of Washington
Pipher, Jill – Brown University
Roitman, Judith – University of Kansas
Rothschild, Linda P. – University of California, San Diego
Srinivasan, Bhama - University of Illinois at Chicago   
Taylor, Jean E. - Rutgers University and New York University, Courant Institute
Terng, Chuu-Lian - University of California, Irvine
Wiegand, Sylvia M. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Wood, Carol - Wesleyan University 

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