Anne M. Leggett

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Anne Marie Leggett is an American mathematical logician. She is an associate professor emerita of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago.

Leggett is the editor-in-chief of the newsletter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.[1] With Bettye Anne Case, she is the editor of the book Complexities: Women in Mathematics (with Anne M. Leggett, Princeton University Press, 2005).[2]

Education and career[edit]

Leggett did her undergraduate studies at Ohio State University, and completed her Ph.D. in 1973 at Yale University.[3] Her dissertation, Maximal -r.e. sets and their complements, was supervised by Manuel Lerman.[4]

She became a C. L. E. Moore instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973,[5] and was also on the faculties of Western Illinois University and the University of Texas at Austin.[3] In 1982, she married another mathematician, Gerard McDonald (1946–2012), and in 1983, they both joined the Loyola Chicago faculty.[6]


Leggett was chosen to be part of the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics, "for extraordinary contributions in promoting opportunities for women in the mathematical sciences through AWM and as a teacher and scholar; for her amazing and steady work as editor of the AWM Newsletter since 1977; and for her invaluable leadership and guidance."[7]


  1. ^ Executive committee, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2018-10-08
  2. ^ Reviews of Complexities: Women in Mathematics:
  3. ^ a b "McDonald, Anne", Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University Chicago, retrieved 2018-10-08
  4. ^ Anne M. Leggett at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Moore Instructors at MIT from 1949, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mathematics Department, retrieved 2018-10-08
  6. ^ "In loving memory", Loyola Phoenix, September 2, 2012, retrieved 2018-10-08
  7. ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2018-10-07