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**Jennifer J. Quinn** is an American mathematician specializing in combinatorics, and professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. She sits on the board of governors of the Mathematical Association of America, and is serving as its president for the years 2021 and 2022.^{[1]} From 2004 to 2008 she was co-editor of Math Horizons.^{[2]}

Jennifer J. Quinn | |
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Nationality | American |

Alma mater | Williams College (BA) University of Illinois Chicago (MA) University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD) |

Known for | Combinatorics |

Awards | MAA Haimo Award MAA Beckenback Book Award MAA president (2021–2022) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Washington Tacoma |

Doctoral advisor | Richard Anthony Brualdi |

Quinn went to Williams College as an undergraduate, graduating in 1985. She earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987, and completed her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993.^{[2]}^{[3]} Her dissertation, *Colorings and Cycle Packings in Graphs and Digraphs*, was supervised by Richard A. Brualdi.^{[4]}

She taught at Occidental College until 2005, when she gave up her position as full professor and department chair to move with her husband,^{[2]} biologist Mark Martin,^{[5]} to Washington. She became a part-time lecturer, and executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, until earning a faculty position at Tacoma in 2007.^{[2]}

Quinn won a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America in 2001,^{[5]} and the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics of the association in 2007.^{[2]}^{[6]}

Quinn's book with Arthur T. Benjamin, *Proofs that Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof* (2003) won the CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title of the American Library Association^{[7]} and the Beckenbach Book Prize of the Mathematical Association of America.^{[8]}

In 2018, Quinn was elected an officer-at-large member of the board of directors of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)^{[9]}. In 2020, Quinn joined the board of directors of the MAA as president-elect. Her term as president began in 2021.^{[10]} In 2022 she will become a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics, "For her outstanding achievements as a teacher, mentor, leader, expositor, and editor; for her pioneering service as AWM executive director; and for continued service as AWM volunteer and supporter."^{[11]}

**^**"MAA Officers". Archived from the original on September 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}"Jennifer Quinn",*About MAA: Governance*, Mathematical Association of America, archived from the original on April 23, 2019, retrieved February 7, 2018 **^**"Jennifer Quinn, Ph.D.",*Faculty & Staff Directory*, University of Washington Tacoma, retrieved February 7, 2018**^**Jennifer Quinn at the Mathematics Genealogy Project- ^
^{a}^{b}*Jennifer Quinn to Receive Top Mathematics Teaching Award*, Occidental College, February 28, 2001, archived from the original on January 8, 2019, retrieved February 7, 2018 **^**Jackson, Allyn (May 2007), "MAA Prizes Presented in New Orleans" (PDF),*Notices of the American Mathematical Society*,**54**(5): 641–642**^***Proofs that Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof*, American Library Association, retrieved February 7, 2018**^***Beckenbach Book Prize*, Mathematical Association of America, archived from the original on January 26, 2013, retrieved February 7, 2018**^**"Faculty Update:Quinn Elected to National Mathematics Board",*University of Washington Tacoma*, archived from the original on February 10, 2018, retrieved February 10, 2018**^**"Welcome to Our Incoming Officers". Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved January 30, 2021.**^**"2022 Class of AWM Fellows".

- Jennifer Quinn publications indexed by Google Scholar