Mary W. Gray
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Mary Lee Wheat Gray (born April 8, 1939) is an American mathematician. She is the author of books and papers in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education, computer science, applied statistics, economic equity, discrimination law, and academic freedom.
Gray completed her undergraduate degree from Hastings College and her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Kansas. She also completed her J.D. from Washington College of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court bars.
Gray was one of the founding members of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the first President of the AWM from 1971 to 1973.
Gray has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Mentoring from President George W. Bush. She has also received honorary degrees from the University of Nebraska and Hastings College. In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Gray has published over 80 articles.
- A Radical Approach to Algebra
- Calculus with Finite Mathematics for Social Sciences
- 1959 Fulbright Fellowship
- 1994 Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 1979 Georgina Smith Award from the American Association of University Professors for her work on the status of women in collective bargaining
- 2001 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring
- 2012 Elizabeth L. Scott Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
- Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Middle East Education
- Statistics Without Borders
- Co-director of the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship program at American University
- President of the Association for Women in Mathematics, 1971–1973
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-19.
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- A Brief History of the Association for Women in Mathematics: The Presidents' Perspectives
- Notable Women in Mathematics, a Biographical Dictionary, edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl, Greenwood Press, 1998. pp 71–76
- Radical Subcategories Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 23, No. 1 (1967), 79-89