T. Christine Stevens

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Terrie Christine "Chris" Stevens is an American mathematician whose research concerns topological groups, the history of mathematics, and mathematics education.[1] She is also known as the co-founder of Project NExT, a mentorship program for recent doctorates in mathematics, which she directed from 1994 until 2009.[2][3][4]

Stevens graduated from Smith College in 1970,[5] and completed her doctorate in 1978 at Harvard University under the supervision of Andrew M. Gleason.[6][7] She held teaching positions at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, at Mount Holyoke College and at Arkansas State University before joining Saint Louis University, where for 25 years she was a professor of mathematics and computer science.[8][6] She was also a Congressional Science Fellow assisting congressman Theodore S. Weiss in 1984–1985,[1][5] and was a program officer at the National Science Foundation in 1987–1989.[1] After retiring from SLU, she became Associate Executive Director for Meetings and Professional Services of the American Mathematical Society.[9][6]

In 2004 Stevens won the Gung and Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics of the Mathematical Association of America for her work on Project NExT.[6][8] In 2010 Stevens was awarded the Smith College Medal by her alma mater.[4][5] She has been a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2005,[10] and in 2012, she became one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society.[11] She was the 2015 winner of the Louise Hay Award of the Association for Women in Mathematics.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Speaker bio, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, retrieved 2015-01-25.
  2. ^ Project NExt, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2015-01-25.
  3. ^ Higgins, Aparna (November 2009), "AMS Sponsors NExT Fellows" (PDF), Inside the AMS, Notices of the AMS, 56 (10): 1310.
  4. ^ a b "MAA Member Chris Stevens Awarded Smith College Medal", Math in the News, MAA News, Mathematical Association of America, September 17, 2009.
  5. ^ a b c Smith College Rally Day: Honors, Hats and a Secret Revealed, Smith College, September 10, 2009, retrieved 2015-01-25.
  6. ^ a b c d Jackson, Allyn (January 2015), "Chris Stevens Joins AMS Executive Staff" (PDF), Notices of the AMS, 62 (1): 56–57, doi:10.1090/noti1201.
  7. ^ T. Christine Stevens at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  8. ^ a b Berry, Clayton (January 28, 2004), Professor Earns Highest Honor from Leading Mathematics Organization, Saint Louis University, retrieved 2015-01-25.
  9. ^ a b 2015 AWM Louise Hay Award, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2015-01-25.
  10. ^ Elected Fellows, AAAS, retrieved 2017-10-30.
  11. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-01-25.

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