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Annie Selden, American mathematics professor. Fulbright scholar, 1959-1960, Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1960-1961, National Science Foundation graduate trainee Clarkson University, 1972-1973, National Science Foundation grantee, 1971, 1994-1996.


Selden, Annie was born on February 1, 1938 in Torrington, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Adolf Laurer and Annie (Wopperer) Anderson.


Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1959. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Clarkson University, 1974.


Instructor State University of New York, Potsdam, 1969-1971. Senior lecturer Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, 1978-1985. Assistant professor Hampden Sydney College, Virginia, 1973-1974, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1974-1978, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, 1985-1990, associate professor, 1990—1995, professor, 1995—2003, emerita, since 2003.

Speaker in fields

Visiting scholar education in mathematics, science and technical University California, Berkeley, 1993. Secretary-treasurer Mathematics Education Resources Company, since 1994. External examiner Federal Advanced Teachers College, Katsina, Nigeria, 1979-1982, Gumel, Nigeria, 1981-1982.

Reader advanced placement calculus examinations, 1990-1992. Visiting scholar Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University, 1995-1996. Visiting professor Arizona State University, 1999-2000.

Adjunct professor New Mexico State University, 2003^.


  • Other Work

    • Department editor: Ulusal Metroloji Enstitüsü Trends: News and Reports on Undergrad. Mathematical Education, 1989-1996, MAA Online's Teaching and Learning Section, since 1996. Member editorial board Journal Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992-1996, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1997-2000.

      Associate editor for teaching and learning MAA Online, since 1997. Associate editor Media Highlights section College Mathematical Journal, 1994-2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Association of University Professors (Tennessee Technology chapter secretary 1991-1992, vice president 1992-1993, president 1994-1995), American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association America(life)(department representative 1986—2000, coordinator-elect special interest group on research in undergraduate mathematics education 1999-2000, coordinator 2000-2002, past coordinator 2002-2003, historian, since 2010, editorial board member), Association Women in Mathematics (Louise Hay award for contributions to mathematics education 2002), National Association Mathematics American Mathematics Association Two-Year Colleges, Benjamin Banneker Association, Nigerian Mathematics Society (organizer 5th annual conference 1984), International Group for Psychology Mathematics Education, American Educational Research Association, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Research Council for Mathematics Learning, Tennessee Academy of Sciences, Women in Higher Education Tennessee (Tennessee Technology chapter president 1990-1992, state 1st vice president 1991-1992, state president 1992-1993), Women Organizing Women (treasurer 1992-1993), American Council Education (national indentification program for women committee 1992-1993), Association for Science Study of Consciousness(life), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, International Program Committee 19th International Commission Mathematics Instruction Study Conference (Taiwan).


Married Herbert Lloyd Alexander Junior, October 7, 1961 (divorced July 1970). Children: Neil Brooks, Kim Anne. Married John Selden, May 24, 1974.

Adolf Laurer Anderson

Annie (Wopperer) Anderson

Herbert Lloyd Alexander Junior

John Selden

Neil Brooks Selden

Kim Anne Selden