Mary Gray

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Mary Gray "is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and affiliate professor in the School of International Service and the School of Education at the American University. She also holds a visiting professorship at King's College School of Medicine, London. Gray earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Hastings College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Kansas. Gray received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Hastings College. Earning her J.D. summa cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University, Gray also studied at J. W. Goethe University in Germany on a Fulbright grant. First president of the Association of Women in Mathematics and past president of the Women's Equity Action League, Gray is also a member of Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Middle East Education Foundation, and the American Association of University Professors. Gray served as vice-president of the American Mathematical Society and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. After completing her term as chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, Gray went on to become the International Treasurer of Amnesty International. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of the American Middle East Education Foundation. Having previously taught at the University of Kansas, the University of California-Berkeley and at California State University-Hayward, Gray also worked for the National Bureau of Standards and has served several terms as Chair of Mathematics and Statistics Department and as Director of the Women's Studies Program at American University. Gray currently directs the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and National Foundation Scholarship Programs. Published works include, A Radical Approach to Algebra, Calculus with Finite Mathematics for Social Sciences and scores of articles in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education, and women in mathematics, computer science, applied statistics, economic equity, discrimination law, academic freedom, and opera." [1]

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  1. Academic Council, Center for Global Peace, accessed July 28, 2007.
  2. Academic Council, American University, accessed November 14, 2008.
  3. Advisory Board, Project on Middle East Democracy, accessed November 18, 2008.