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AWM Executive Committee

President: Ami Radunskaya
Ponoma College
Contact: aer04747@pomona.edu

A California native, Professor Radunskaya received her BA from UC Berkeley 
after ten “gap” years playing the ’cello and composing in the Bay Area. She went on to get a PhD inmathematics from Stanford University, and then was a postdoc at Rice University for three years. She has been a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont, California for the last 20 years, specializing in ergodic theory, dynamical systems, and applications to various “real-world” problems. | More

Past President: Kristin Lauter
Microsoft Research

Kristin Lauter is a Principal Researcher and Research Manager for the Cryptography group at Microsoft Research. Her research interests include algorithmic number theory, elliptic curve, pairing-based, and lattice-based cryptography, homomorphic encryption, and cloud security and privacy, including privacy for healthcare. Her work has been featured in the press in articles in Science, Nature, American Scientist, Technology Review, GenomeWeb, GeneWatch, Fusion, and PNAS.  She has published over 75 research articles and 5 books, her work appearing in venues ranging from the American Journal of Mathematics to the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and the Proceedings of CRYPTO and EUROCRYPT. In 2008, she was awarded the Selfridge Prize in Computational Number Theory.  | More

Treasurer: Ellen Kirkman
 Wake Forest University
 Contact: kirkman@wfu.edu

Ellen Kirkman is Professor of Mathematics at Wake Forest University, where she has been a faculty member since 1975; she is the Program Director of the department’s Master’s degree program.  She has spent sabbaticals at the University of Leeds in England, UCSD, and MSRI.  She became interested in mathematics in a high school honors program that used the “new math” curriculum; she received her BA at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio in 1970 and her Ph.D. in mathematics and MA in statistics from Michigan State University in 1975. | More

Clerk: Janet Beery
University of the Redlands
Contact: Janet_Beery@redlands.edu

Janet Beery is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Redlands (Calif.), where she has been a faculty member since 1989, the year she received her Ph.D. in group theory from Dartmouth College. She is now a historian of mathematics, specializing in early modern British mathematics. | More

Newsletter Editor: Anne Leggett
Loyola University of Chicago
Contact: amcdona@luc.edu

Anne Leggett is Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Loyola University Chicago, where she spent the lion’s share of her academic career.  She earned her Ph.D. in recursion theory from Yale, but over the years her professional interests became more and more centered on issues involving women in the mathematical sciences.  She is long-time AWM Newsletter Editor, and with Bettye Anne Case she co-edited (and co-wrote portions of) the prize-winning book Complexities:  Women in Mathematics (Princeton University Press, 2005). | More

  Meetings Coordinator: 
 Kathryn Leonard
  Cal State Channel Islands
  Contact: kathryn.leonard@csuci.edu

 Kathryn Leonard is an applied mathematician studying skeletal  shape models for object recognition. She received her PhD in  Mathematics from Brown University and joined the California  State University Channel Islands (CI) faculty after postdoctoral  work at California Institute of Technology. | More

Media Coordinator: Joanna Wares
University of Richmond

Joanna Wares is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Richmond. She received her B.S., majoring in pure math, from the University of Michigan. Following this, she was a research assistant in the Macroeconomic and Quantitative Studies section of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. During this time, she taught herself basic website development. She then worked as a website developer in the Washington, D.C. area for a few years. | More

At-Large Members:

  Laura DeMarco 
  Northwestern University
  Contact: demarco@math.northwestern.edu

Laura DeMarco is Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University. Before arriving at Northwestern in 2014, she held positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD in 2002 from Harvard University, under the direction of Curtis McMullen. DeMarco’s current research is in the areas of complex dynamical systems and arithmetic geometry. She is the recipient of a Simons Foundation Fellowship (2015–2016), a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2008–2010) and the NSF Career Award (2008–2013). | More

 Alissa Crans
  Loyola Marymount University

 Alissa S. Crans is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics  at LMU and one of the Associate Directors of the MAA's Project  NExT.  She earned her B.S. in mathematics from the University of  Redlands and her Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Riverside.  She  is honored to have been recognized with the MAA’s 2011 Merten  M. Hasse Prize and Henry L. Alder Award. | More

 Bryna Kra
  Northwestern University

 Bryna Kra is the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of  Mathematics at Northwestern University.  She works in ergodic  theory and dynamical systems, with a focus on problems related  to combinatorics and number theory.  She was awarded a  Centennial Fellowship from the American Mathematical Society in  2006, was an invited speaker at the International Congress of  Mathematicians also in 2006, was the recipient of the Conant  Prize of the American Mathematical Society in 2010, and became  a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.| More

Gail Letzter
Department of Defense

Gail Letzter received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago. Her first academic appointment was at Wayne State University (1987–1993), where she was awarded tenure and a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship served at M.I.T. Letzter worked for one year as a Cryptologic Mathematician at NSA in an effort to solve a two-body-plus-epsilon problem. | More

Ivelisse Rubio

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Ivelisse Rubio has PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University and is Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her research interests are in the area of finite fields and their applications. She has directed undergraduate research projects in computational mathematics of numerous minority students and has been involved in many activities to promote undergraduate research in mathematics. | More

 Talitha Washington
   Howard University

Talitha Washington is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She has been an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Evansville and The College of New Rochelle, and a VIGRE Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Connecticut, and completed her undergraduate studies in mathematics at Spelman College. | More

 Talithia Williams
  Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Talithia Williams is an associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. In her present capacity as a faculty member, she exemplifies the role of teacher and scholar through outstanding research, with a passion for integrating and motivating the educational process with real world statistical applications. | More

Carol Woodward
Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Dr. Carol Woodward has been a computational mathematician in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) since June of 1996. Prior to that time, she attended Rice University where she received her PhD and Louisiana State University where she graduated with a BS in mathematics. She completed high school at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts, a two-year residential high school that emphasizes advanced study in mathematics, sciences, humanities, and arts. | More