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Sylvia Bozeman, Ph.D., Spelman College

Professor Emerita, Mathematics, Spelman College

Sylvia BozemanSylvia Trimble Bozeman, Ph.D., is Spelman professor emerita of mathematics. She joined the Spelman faculty in 1974 and retired in 2013. During her tenure, Dr. Bozeman served as chair of the Department of Mathematics, director of the Center for Scientific Applications of Mathematics, and as associate provost for science and mathematics. She also served on the Spelman Board of Trustees for six years. 

In 1997, Dr. Bozeman became the first African American elected as a section governor in the Mathematical Association of America. At Spelman, she co-founded the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program, a national program that continues to assist women in mathematics in making the transition from college to graduate school, and currently serves on The EDGE Foundation Board.

Dr. Bozeman has been elected as a Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Mathematical Society and the Association for Women in Mathematics. She received a Lifetime Service Award from the National Association of Mathematicians in 2012.

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