Ulrica Wilson

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Ulrica Wilson is a mathematician specializing in the theory of noncommutative rings and in the combinatorics of matrices.[1] She is an associate professor at Morehouse College, associate director of diversity and outreach at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM),[2][1] and vice president of the National Association of Mathematicians.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Wilson is African-American,[2] and originally from Massachusetts, but grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.[2] She is a 1992 graduate of Spelman College,[4] and completed her Ph.D. at Emory University in 2004. Her dissertation, Cyclicity of Division Algebras over an Arithmetically Nice Field, was supervised by Eric Brussel.[5]

After two stints as a postdoctoral researcher,[2] she joined the Morehouse College faculty in 2007, and became associate director at ICERM in 2013.[1]


Wilson was the Morehouse College Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award winner for 2016–2017.[6] In 2018, she won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.[7] She was included in the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics "for her many years of supporting the professional development of women in their pursuit of graduate degrees in mathematics, most visibly through mentoring, teaching and program administration within the EDGE Program, and as associate director of diversity and outreach at ICERM".[8]


  1. ^ a b c Ulrica Wilson: Associate Professor of Mathematics, Morehouse College, retrieved 2018-10-07
  2. ^ a b c d "Ulrica Wilson", Mathematically Gifted and Black: Black History Month 2017 Honoree, The Network of Minorities in Mathematical Sciences, retrieved 2018-10-07
  3. ^ Standing committees, National Association of Mathematicians, retrieved 2018-10-07
  4. ^ Mulcahy, Colm (2017), A Century of Mathematical Excellence at Spelman College, Spelman College Faculty Publications, 13
  5. ^ Ulrica Wilson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ Mathematics Professor Ulrica Wilson Named Morehouse College’s 2016–2017 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award Winner, Morehouse College, May 26, 2017, retrieved 2018-10-07
  7. ^ Morehouse Professors Win White House/National Science Foundation Awards, Morehouse College, July 2, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-07
  8. ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2018-10-07