Sarah Greenwald

My PhD is from the University of Pennsylvania in the Riemannian geometry of orbifolds.  I am a full Professor of Mathematics, and I am also an affiliate of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, investigating the connections between mathematics and society.  For instance, I co-edited the 3-volume Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society, which was named a "Best Reference" by Library Journal.  My interactive mathematics lecture has been distributed on approximately one million DVDs worldwide as a 25-minute DVD extra for the 20th Century Fox Futurama movie Bender's Big Score. I've spoken about the impacts of scientific popular culture representations on NPR's Science Friday and all over the country, and I’ve won several teaching awards.  I am married to the bassist Joel Landsberg. In our spare time, we like to travel, hike and conduct genealogy research.  In addition to my own personal genealogy, I like to give back to the broader community, and in this context, I am affiliated with ASU's center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies.   Some of what I like about mathematics is also what I enjoy about genealogy—the sense of exploration, discovery and aha moments that come with lots of patience and effort.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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