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
Personal details
Born (1936-07-02) July 2, 1936 (age 85)
Valparaiso, Indiana, U.S.
Spouse(s)James R.C. Leitzel[1]

Joan Ruth Leitzel (née Phillips; born July 2, 1936) is an American mathematician and university administrator. She was the president of the University of New Hampshire from 1996 to 2002.[2] She received the Charles Holmes Pettee Medal in 2002 for her contributions to the University of New Hampshire. She 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. 2009. ISBN 9781414433042.
  4. ^ Joan Leitzel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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