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Mathematician

Marcia Peterson Sward, American Mathematician. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Mathematics Society (Citation for Public Svc. 1992), Association for Women in Mathematics, Mathematics Association American, National Council Teachers Mathematics Sigma Xi.

Background

Sward, Marcia Peterson was born on February 1, 1939 in Maywood, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Walter Edward and Marjorie Alice (Keiler) Peterson.

Education

Bachelor, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1961; Master of Arts, University of Illinois, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1967.

Career

Assistant/associate professor, Trinity College, Washington, 1968-1980; department chairman mathematics, Trinity College, Washington, 1979-1980; operations research analyst, NHTSA, Washington, 1979; administrative officer, CBMS, Washington, 1982-1985; associate director, Mathematics Association American, Washington, 1980-1985; executive director, Mathematics Association American, Washington, since 1989; executive director, Mathematics Sciences Education Board, Washington, 1986-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Creator/editor Families Of Children Under Stress national newsletter, 1980.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Mathematics Society (Citation for Public Svc. 1992), Association for Women in Mathematics, Mathematics Association American, National Council Teachers Mathematics Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Gilbert Leinbaugh Sward, July 16, 1960 (divorced). Children: Douglas Gilbert, David Reeve.

father:
Walter Edward Peterson

mother:
Marjorie Alice (Keiler) Peterson

spouse:
Gilbert Leinbaugh Sward

children:
Douglas Gilbert Sward

David Reeve Sward