President: Ami Radunskaya Ponoma College
Contact: aer04747@pomona.eduA 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 “realworld” problems.  More Past President: Kristin Lauter Microsoft Research
Contact: klauter@microsoft.com
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, pairingbased, and latticebased 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 longtime AWM Newsletter Editor, and with Bettye Anne Case she coedited (and cowrote portions of) the prizewinning book Complexities: Women in Mathematics (Princeton University Press, 2005).  More 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
University of Richmond Contact: jwares@richmond.edu 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 AtLarge 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 twobodyplusepsilon 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 twoyear residential high school that emphasizes advanced study in mathematics, sciences, humanities, and arts.  More

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