Joan Leitzel

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Joan Leitzel
17th President of the University of New Hampshire
In office
Preceded byDale F. Nitzschke
Succeeded byAnn Weaver Hart
Interim Chancellor of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
In office
July 22, 1995 – January 31, 1996
Preceded byGraham Spanier
Succeeded byJames Moeser
Personal details
Born (1936-07-02) July 2, 1936 (age 87)
Valparaiso, Indiana, U.S.
SpouseJames R.C. Leitzel[1]
Alma materHanover College
Brown University
Indiana University

Joan Ruth Leitzel (née Phillips; born July 2, 1936) is an American mathematician and university administrator. She served as interim Chancellor of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for six months before becoming the president of the University of New Hampshire. She served in that role from 1996 to 2002[2] and received the Charles Holmes Pettee Medal in 2002 for her contributions to the University of New Hampshire.

Leitzel attended Hanover College (BA 1958), Brown University (AM 1961), and Indiana University (PhD 1965 in algebra under the supervision of George William Whaples [fr]).[3][4]


  1. ^ "Outstanding Young Women of America". 1968.
  2. ^ "Joan Leitzel Papers, 1996-2002 | University of New Hampshire Library". Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  3. ^ American Men & Women of Science. R.R. Bowker. 2009. ISBN 9781414433042.
  4. ^ Joan Leitzel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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