Laura Person

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Laura J. Person is an American mathematician specializing in low-dimensional topology. She is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at the State University of New York at Potsdam.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Person completed her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1988. Her dissertation, A Piece-Wise Linear Proof That The Singular Norm Is The Thurston Norm, concerned the Thurston norm, an invariant of three-dimensional spaces; it was supervised by Martin Scharlemann.[2] She joined the faculty at SUNY Potsdam in 1989.[1] At Potsdam, she is also the academic coordinator for volleyball.[3]

Book[edit]

Person is the co-author of the textbook Write Your Own Proofs In Set Theory and Discrete Mathematics (Zinka Press, 2005).[4] The book's other co-author, Amy Babich, is a Texas-based mathematician, local politician, novelist, and recumbent bicycle seller.[5]

Recognition[edit]

In 2008, Person won the Clarence F. Stephens Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America.[6] She was named as a Distinguished Teaching Professor and a member of the SUNY Distinguished Academy in 2016.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SUNY Potsdam Professor Named to Distinguished Faculty Ranks", News and Events, State University of New York at Potsdam, November 10, 2016, retrieved 2018-02-18
  2. ^ Laura Person at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Dr. Laura Person", Potsdam Bears, State University of New York at Potsdam, retrieved 2018-02-18
  4. ^ Hamblin, James (February 2006), "Write Your Own Proofs In Set Theory and Discrete Mathematics", MAA Reviews
  5. ^ Introducing Amy, retrieved 2018-02-18
  6. ^ Clarence F. Stephens Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching (PDF), MAA Seaway Section, retrieved 2018-02-18