Olympia Nicodemi

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Olympia E. Nicodemi is a mathematician and mathematics educator whose research interests range from wavelets to the history of mathematics.[1] She is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at the State University of New York at Geneseo.[2]

Nicodemi did her undergraduate studies at New York University, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. She joined the faculty at SUNY Geneseo in 1981.[2] She is the author of Discrete Mathematics: A Bridge to Computer Science and Advanced Mathematics (West Publishing, 1987) and An Introduction to Abstract Algebra: With Notes to the Future Teacher (with Melissa A. Sutherland and Gary W. Towsley, Pearson, 2007).[3]

Nicodemi was one of the 2004 winners of the Deborah and Franklin Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, an award given by the Mathematical Association of America to outstanding mathematics teachers whose effectiveness extends beyond their own campuses. The award particularly cited her role in the growth of the number of mathematics students at her campus, approximately 2/3 of whom were female.[4]


  1. ^ Author biography from Nicodemi, Olympia (2010), "Galileo and Oresme: Who Is Modern? Who Is Medieval?", Mathematics Magazine, Mathematical Association of America, 83 (1): 24, doi:10.4169/002557010x479965
  2. ^ a b Olympia Nicodemi, State University of New York at Geneseo, retrieved 2018-02-16
  3. ^ Colley, Kara Shane (November 2006), "An Introduction to Abstract Algebra with Notes to the Future Teacher", MAA Reviews
  4. ^ "MAA Awards Presented in Phoenix" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 51 (5): 544–545, May 2004