M. Gweneth Humphreys Award


The M. Gweneth Humphreys Award or Humphreys Award is a mathematics award established by the Association for Women in Mathematics in recognition of mathematics educators who have exhibited outstanding mentorship.[1] The award is named for Mabel Gweneth Humphreys (1911-2006) who earned her Ph.D. at age 23 from the University of Chicago in 1935.[2] She taught mathematics to women for her entire career, first at Mount St. Scholastica College, then for several years at Sophie Newcomb College, and finally for over thirty years at Randolph Macon Woman's College. This award, funded by contributions from her former students and colleagues at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, recognizes her commitment to and her influence on undergraduate students of mathematics.[1]


The following mathematicians have been honored with the Humphreys Award:[3]

Year Recipient
2021 Raegan Higgins
2020 Margaret M. Robinson
2019 Suzanne Weekes
2018 Erica Flapan
2017 Helen G. Grundman
2016 Naomi Jochnowitz
2015 Ruth Haas
2014 William Yslas Vélez
2013 James A. Morrow
2012 Deanna Haunsperger
2011 Rhonda Hughes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Humphreys Award - AWM Association for Women in Mathematics". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  2. ^ Green, Judy; LaDuke, Jeanne (2008). Pioneering Women in American Mathematics — The Pre-1940 PhD's. History of Mathematics. Vol. 34 (1st ed.). American Mathematical Society, The London Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-4376-5. Biography on p.300-303 of the Supplementary Material at AMS
  3. ^ "Prizes, Awards, and Honors for Women Mathematicians". www.agnesscott.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-20.