Mary Gray, Deanna Haunsperger Designated AWM Fellows

Statisticians Mary Gray, professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at American University, and Deanna Haunsperger, professor of mathematics at Carleton College, have received the designation of Fellow from the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Other recipients in the inaugural class hail from academia, business, and media.

To be awarded the fellow designation, recipients must be living members who are AWM past presidents and Life Time and Humphreys Award winners, at least 25 years beyond their terminal degree, and a member of AWM for a minimum of 10 years.

A statistician and lawyer, Gray’s areas of research include applications of statistics to human rights, economic equity, legal issues, and education. She is a Fellow of the ASA and American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Mentoring and the Karl E. Peace Award. She has authored two books and dozens of articles and lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East. She is also the chair of the board of directors of the American Middle East Education and a member of Statistics without Borders.

Haunsperger’s research interests are in voting theory, fair division, population studies, and social choice functions. She has authored two books and been cited in nearly 50 publications. She was co-principal investigator on grants worth millions of dollars from the National Science Foundation to expand mathematics education for women. Active in professional organizations, she serves as president-elect of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and member of the Board of Trustees and Steering Committee of the Mathematical Science Research Institute. Haunsperger has been recognized with the MAA Meritorious Service Award, AWM Humphreys Award, and American Mathematical Society’s Programs That Make a Difference Award.