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Dr. Pam Richardson Publishes Chapter for Association for Women in Mathematics Book Series

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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dr. Pamela Richardson, Associate Professor of Mathematics, published a chapter entitled "SMP: Building a Community of Women in Mathematics" in the book Mathematics Education: A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments. The book featuring Richardson’s work is part of the Association for Women in Mathematics book series with Springer International Publishing. 

Richardson's chapter details her involvement in the Carleton Summer Mathematics Program (SMP), a national program to encourage women to persist in mathematics graduate school and mathematical careers. For nearly 20 years, Richardson has been very involved in SMP; first as a student and now as a teacher and mentor to female mathematics majors.

Richardson says, “[SMP] is a very successful program that helps prepare women for graduate school and mathematical careers and provides its members with a supportive network of women in mathematics”.

Richardson earned her BS in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from The University of Virginia. Her research interests include nonassociative algebra, Jordan algebras and superalgebras. She is also an active member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, Project NExT and the Council on Undergraduate Research.

More information on the book can be found at

For more information, contact Richardson at 724-946-7286 or