Interview with Dr. Pamela E. Harris

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:50am - 11:30am
Pamela Harris (Williams College)
In this lecture we meet Dr. Pamela E. Harris, a Mexican-American mathematician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College. Dr. Harris received her B.S. from Marquette University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her research is in algebraic combinatorics and she is the author of over 45 peer-reviewed research articles in internationally recognized journals. An award winning mathematical educator, Dr. Harris received the MAA Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, the Council on Undergraduate Research Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division Early Career Faculty Mentor Award, and was one of 50 women featured in the book “Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics.” Her professional mission is to develop learning communities that reinforce students’ self-identity as scientists, in particular for women and underrepresented minorities. In support of this mission, Dr. Harris co-organizes research symposia and professional development sessions for the national conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and is an editor of the e-Mentoring Network blog of the American Mathematical Society. Moreover, in order to provide visibility to and increase the positive impact of the role models within our community, Dr. Harris co-founded, a platform that features the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic scholars in the Mathematical Sciences.