The AWM Fellows Program

I am very happy to announce the 2021 list of new AWM fellows. We recognize these individuals for their exceptional dedication to increasing the success and visibility of women in mathematics. Please join me in honoring the 2021 AWM Fellows at the AWM  Business Meeting and Awards Presentation as part of the Virtual JMM on Friday, January 8, 2021, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

– Ruth Haas, AWM President

2021 Class of AWM Fellows

Alina Bucur, University of California-San Diego

For supporting the research careers of women in mathematics at crucial career stages: locally, at her institution and region; nationally, through leadership in AWM and Women in Numbers; and internationally, through her impactful work in organizing conferences and workshops.

Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

For exemplary and lasting work in forging an active and positive research environment, proactive outreach, effective mentoring, and promoting the success of women in mathematical and computational sciences.

Eugenie Hunsicker, Loughborough University

For leadership of the United Kingdom community of women in mathematics; tireless advocacy for women in mathematics everywhere through talks, writing, and the film “Faces of Women in Mathematics”; and application of mathematical and statistical expertise to research into equity and diversity issues facing the mathematical community.

Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Montclair State University

For almost 50 years of sustained and lasting commitment to the advancement of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, especially girls, women, and African Americans. Her extensive service, publications, and outreach bring to light racism, sexism, and inequities, always delivered with the message that positive change is possible.

Gail Letzter, National Security Agency

For work in government and in AWM on behalf of women in mathematics, leading the AWM Policy and Advocacy Committee to formally establish the Hill visits program to advocate for women and girls with members of Congress, and co-organizing the 2015 AWM symposium and editing its proceedings.

Dawn Alisha Lott, Delaware State University

For her deep commitment to the advancement of women as reflected through her many roles in AWM, the National Association of Mathematicians, and other associations as a committee member, leader, mentor, and speaker, and in supervision of several women obtaining the PhD or MS degree.

Gretchen L. Matthews, Virginia Tech

For contributions to and leadership of activities to encourage girls and women to study and enjoy mathematics; for service to the profession in fostering collaborative research groups with junior faculty and postdocs; and for excellence in mentoring.

Susan Morey, Texas State University

For inspiring and mentoring several generations of women mathematicians, whom she has helped and encouraged to reach their full potential; and for support of graduate students through the Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas

For her decades of contributions: as a founder and sustainer of the Women in Control Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society; as the chair of IFAC’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion; and via other programs and activities to support and encourage women and girls in mathematics and engineering.

Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College

For her career-long efforts to invite women into our profession by learning about people’s individual journeys and driving the community to be more welcoming of diverse pathways into mathematics via her work during her AWM presidency and as co-director of the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education summer program.

Catherine A. Roberts, American Mathematical Society (AMS)

For leadership in the AWM and the American Mathematical Society; and for promoting women in mathematics at every career stage, both by mentoring individuals to become strong and confident mathematicians and by working for systemic change.

Katherine E. Stange, University of Colorado-Boulder

For leadership in the Women in Numbers Network by creating its website (the first of its kind), mentoring early-career researchers, organizing conferences, editing its proceedings volumes, and chairing its steering committee; and for service on AWM committees, including support of other research networks.

Talitha M. Washington, Clark Atlanta University and Atlanta University Center

For her dedication to raise awareness of African American women in STEM; for her lifelong promotion of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and for her unwavering dedication to the National Association of Mathematicians.

Carol S. Woodward, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For her sustained commitment to supporting and promoting women in the mathematical sciences through the AWM, including her leadership of the AWM Awards Committee, and through her work with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences.