Wheeler, Anna Pell

Wheeler, Anna Pell (b. Johnson)

(1883–1966) mathematician; born in Hawarden, Iowa. The first female mathematician to address the American Mathematical Society, she fostered women's participation in mathematics. Teaching longest at Bryn Mawr (1918–48) where she also chaired the mathematics department, she specialized in integral equations. She was also an avid bird watcher and wildflower enthusiast.
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