Anne M. Leggett


Anne Marie Leggett (born May 28, 1947) is an American mathematical logician. She is an associate professor emerita of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago.[1]

Anne M. Leggett
BornMay 28, 1947
Alma materOhio State University
Yale University
Known forMathematical logic
AwardsFellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Scientific career
InstitutionsLoyola University Chicago
ThesisMaximal -r.e. sets and their complements (1973)
Doctoral advisorManuel Lerman

Leggett is the editor-in-chief of the bi-monthly newsletter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), a position she has held continuously since 1977.[2] She has served on the Executive Committee of the AWM since 1977[2] and the AWM Policy and Advocacy Committee (2008-2015).[3] With Bettye Anne Case, she is the editor of the book Complexities: Women in Mathematics (with Anne M. Leggett, Princeton University Press, 2005).[4] Leggett received an Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for Complexities in 2006.[5]

Education and careerEdit

Leggett did her undergraduate studies at Ohio State University, and completed her Ph.D. in 1973 at Yale University.[1] Her dissertation, Maximal  -r.e. sets and their complements, was supervised by Manuel Lerman.[6]

She became a C. L. E. Moore instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973,[7] and was also on the faculties of Western Illinois University and the University of Texas at Austin.[1] In 1982, she married another mathematician, Gerard McDonald (1946–2012), and in 1983, they both joined the Loyola University Chicago faculty.[8]


Leggett was chosen to be part of the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics, "for extraordinary contributions in promoting opportunities for women in the mathematical sciences through AWM and as a teacher and scholar; for her amazing and steady work as editor of the AWM Newsletter since 1977; and for her invaluable leadership and guidance."[9]


  1. ^ a b c "McDonald, Anne", Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University Chicago, retrieved 2018-10-08
  2. ^ a b Executive committee, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2019-01-08
  3. ^ AWM Committees by Last Name, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 23 November 2020
  4. ^ Reviews of Complexities: Women in Mathematics:
    • Henson, Shandelle M. (January 2006), American Mathematical Monthly, 113 (1): 91–93, doi:10.2307/27641858, JSTOR 27641858{{citation}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Davis, A. E. L. (November 2006), Mathematical Gazette, 90 (519): 548–549, doi:10.1017/S0025557200180672, JSTOR 40378234{{citation}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Voolich, Erica (July 2007), "Complexities: Women in Mathematics", Convergence
    • Spencer, Gwen (September 2007), Math Horizons, 15 (1): 29–30, doi:10.1080/10724117.2007.11974728, JSTOR 25678709, S2CID 125589195{{citation}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich (September 2007), Minerva, 45 (3): 353–356, doi:10.1007/s11024-007-9053-z, JSTOR 41821420, S2CID 144078467{{citation}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Korten, Marianne (May 2009), The Mathematical Intelligencer, 31 (3): 48–49, doi:10.1007/s00283-009-9052-z, S2CID 120987714{{citation}}: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  5. ^ Past Award Winners [1979-2018] (PDF), Alpha Sigma Nu, retrieved 2020-11-23
  6. ^ Anne M. Leggett at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  7. ^ Moore Instructors at MIT from 1949, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mathematics Department, retrieved 2018-10-08
  8. ^ "In loving memory", Loyola Phoenix, September 2, 2012, retrieved 2018-10-08
  9. ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2019-01-08

External linksEdit

Anne M. Leggett's Author Profile Page on MathSciNet