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Personal Profile of Dr. Rhonda Hughes

Rhonda Hughes is the Helen Herrmann Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at Bryn Mawr College, where she taught for thirty-one years. She received her BS, MS, and PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served as President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (1987-89) and received the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Teaching from the MAA in 1998. In 2004 she was awarded the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, in 2011 the M. Gweneth Humphreys Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Women from AWM, and in 2013 the Elizabeth Bingham Award from AWIS for advancing the careers of women in science. In 1998 she co-founded the EDGE Program (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) to address the attrition of women attending graduate school in the mathematical sciences. In 2007 the American Mathematical Society recognized EDGE as one of two outstanding "Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference." To date, 175 women have participated in the EDGE Program, with 120 earning master's degrees, and 46 earning the PhD.
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Human Resources Advisory Apr 01, 2013 Oct 22, 2014