Judy Green (mathematician)


Judith (Judy) Green (born 1943)[1] is an American logician and historian of mathematics who studies women in mathematics.[2] She is a founding member of the Association for Women in Mathematics;[3][4] she has also served as its vice president, and as the vice president of the American Association of University Professors.[2]

Judy Green
Born1943 (1943)
Academic background
EducationCornell University,
Yale University
Alma materUniversity of Maryland, College Park
ThesisConsistency Properties for Uncountable Finite-Quantifier Languages (1972)
Doctoral advisorCarol Karp
Academic work
InstitutionsRutgers University,
Marymount University
Main interestsWomen in mathematics
Notable worksWomen in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s

Education and careerEdit

Green earned her bachelor's degree at Cornell University. She completed a master's degree at Yale University, and a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park.[2] Her dissertation, supervised by Carol Karp and finished in 1972, was Consistency Properties for Uncountable Finite-Quantifier Languages.[5]

She belonged to the faculty of Rutgers University before moving to Marymount University in 1989. After retiring from Marymount in 2007, she became a volunteer at the National Museum of American History.[2]


With Jeanne LaDuke, she wrote Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s (American Mathematical Society and London Mathematical Society, 2009). This was a biographical study of the first women in the U.S. to earn doctorates in mathematics.[6]


She is part of the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.[7]


  1. ^ Birth year from Library of Congress catalog entry, retrieved 2018-12-07.
  2. ^ a b c d Dr. Judy Green, Professor Emerita, Marymount University, retrieved 2017-11-09
  3. ^ Blum, Lenore (September 1991), "A Brief History of the Association for Women in Mathematics: The Presidents' Perspectives", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 38 (7): 738–774. See section "What we did ... (In the beginning): Atlantic City".
  4. ^ Kenschaft, Patricia C. (2005), Change is Possible: Stories of Women and Minorities in Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, p. 131, ISBN 9780821837481
  5. ^ Judy Green at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ Reviews of Pioneering Women in American Mathematics:
    • Charles Ashbacher (January 2009) MAA Reviews, [1]
    • Shell‐Gellasch, Amy (2009). "Judy Green;, Jeanne LaDuke. Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre‐1940 Ph.D.'s. (History of Mathematics, 34.) xviii + 349 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Providence, R.I.: American Mathematical Society, 2009; London: London Mathematical Society, 2009. $79 (cloth)". Isis. 100 (4): 925–926. doi:10.1086/652073. ISSN 0021-1753.
    • Ackerberg-Hastings, Amy (2010). "Book Review". Historia Mathematica. 37 (1): 124–128. doi:10.1016/j.hm.2009.09.001.
    • Murray, Margaret A. M. (2010). "Book Review". The College Mathematics Journal. 41 (3): 248–251. doi:10.4169/074683410X488755. ISSN 0746-8342.
    • Andrea Blunck (2010), Mathematical Reviews, MR2464022
    • Friedler, Sorelle A. (2011-06-10). "Review of pioneering women in american mathematics: the pre-1940 PhD's by Judy Green and Jeanne LaDuke". ACM SIGACT News. 42 (2): 37–41. doi:10.1145/1998037.1998047. ISSN 0163-5700.
  7. ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2019-01-08