Faculty

  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.S., M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

    Specialist in initial-boundary value problems for nonlinear partial differential equations.

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  • Lecturer in Mathematics

    A.B., Harvard University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Combinatorics of polyhedral complexes, cryptology, comparative genomics.

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., Cambridge University (England); Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research on positive scalar curvature and rigidity of manifolds, noncommutative geometry, tools of surgery theory

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Noncommutative ring theorist, sees mathematics as a central part of a well-rounded liberal arts education.

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  • Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., B.S., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Research is in geometric mechanics (specifically, nonholonomic mechanics) and in mathematical demography. Presently researching quantum nonholonomic mechanics as well as the applications of the calculus of variations to problems in mathematical demography.

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.S., Brooklyn College of City University of New York; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    An algebraic topologist who works on homotopy theory in model categories, localizations of model category structures, and homotopy limit and colimit functors.

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  • Katharine and Claudine Malone '63 Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Research in global Riemannian geometry, especially the interplay of curvature constraints in the context of large symmetry groups.

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  • Theresa Mall Mullarkey Associate Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Professor Lange's interests are in computability theory, an area of logic that explores the algorithmic content encoded in mathematical problems.

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  • Lecturer in Mathematics

    B.Math., University of Waterloo; M.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D., Yale University

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  • Jack and Sandra Polk Guthman '65 Director, Quantitative Analysis Institute; Lecturer in Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics

    A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Statistician specializing in causal inference; creating the Quantitative Analysis Institute, to expand the role of statistics at Wellesley.

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  • Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics

    B.S., Villanova University ; Ph.D., University of Virginia

    A mathematician interested in arithmetic geometry and Galois theory, especially branched Galois covers of curves over fields of arithmetic interest.

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  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

    B.S., Davidson College; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Mathematician interested in studying absolute Galois groups of fields through their cohomological invariants.

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  • Lecturer in Mathematics

    A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Background in theoretical particle physics, focusing on a conjectured equivalence between certain quantum field theories and certain string theories.

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  • Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor in Mathematics

    A.B., Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Research specialty in graph theory and partially ordered sets, teaches across the mathematics curriculum, outreach to K-12 teachers.

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

    Research in algebraic topology, specifically calculus of functors and its applications to embeddings, including knots and links.

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Wang's research interest is analysis and she teaches in the areas of multivariable calculus and analysis



     

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  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

    B.S., Beijing Normal University; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

    Statistician specializing in topics of U-statistics, nonparametric kernel density estimation, risk estimation, variance estimation, cross-validation, resampling schemes, and extrapolation/interpolation methods.

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Faculty Emeritus

  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

    B.A., Brown University; M.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Brown University

    Professor Magid has been working recently on timelike submanifolds in various ambient spaces.

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  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Taught at Wellesley 1974-2015. Interested in various areas of theoretical and applied mathematics; research in discrete mathematics and operations research.

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  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

    B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Research involves operator algebras, and quantum information theory, both of which involve linear algebra and functional analysis.

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  • Professor Emerita of Mathematics

    B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

    Professor Sontag taught Mathematics at Wellesley from 1975-2010.

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  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

    AB Hamilton College, Ph.D. University of Rochester

    Retired from Wellesley in 2007 after 37 years of teaching mathematics.

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