T. Christine Stevens
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]}
References
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} Speaker bio, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, retrieved 2015-01-25.
- ^ Project NExt, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2015-01-25.
- ^ Higgins, Aparna (November 2009), "AMS Sponsors NExT Fellows" (PDF), Inside the AMS, Notices of the AMS, 56 (10): 1310.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} "MAA Member Chris Stevens Awarded Smith College Medal", Math in the News, MAA News, Mathematical Association of America, September 17, 2009.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} Smith College Rally Day: Honors, Hats and a Secret Revealed, Smith College, September 10, 2009, retrieved 2015-01-25.
- ^ ^{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.
- ^ T. Christine Stevens at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} Berry, Clayton (January 28, 2004), Professor Earns Highest Honor from Leading Mathematics Organization, Saint Louis University, retrieved 2015-01-25.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} 2015 AWM Louise Hay Award, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2015-01-25.
- ^ Elected Fellows, AAAS, retrieved 2017-10-30.
- ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-01-25.
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- Mount Holyoke College faculty
- Arkansas State University faculty
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- Fellows of the American Mathematical Society