Pat Kenschaft

Patricia Clark Kenschaft is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Montclair State University. She is principal investigator on fourteen grants for helping elementary school teachers mathematically, the mother of two, and author, co-author, or co-editor of nine published books, including Change is Possible: Stories of Women and Minorities in Mathematics and Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math Even If You Don’t. She holds an A.B from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She moderated a radio talk show "Math Medley" for six years, interviewing over 300 people about their relationship to mathematics, including presidents of mathematical organizations, elementary school teachers, and those in apparently unrelated fields. In the national MAA she has been governor from New Jersey, chair of the Committee on Environmental Mathematics, and first chair of the Committee on Participation of Women. In the latter capacity she moderated and directed micro-inequity skits at national meetings, depicting actual experiences of women in the previous year. She has interviewed over 100 African American mathematicians.