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**Sally Patricia Cockburn** (born 1960)^{[1]} is a mathematician whose research ranges from algebraic topology and set theory to geometric graph theory and combinatorial optimization. A Canadian immigrant to the US, she is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics at Hamilton College, and former chair of the mathematics department at Hamilton.^{[2]}^{[3]}

Cockburn is originally from Ottawa. She earned a bachelor's and master's degree from Queen's University in Ontario, in 1982 and 1984 respectively,^{[4]} and also has a master's degree from the University of Ottawa.^{[3]}
She completed her Ph.D. in algebraic topology in 1991 from Yale University. Her dissertation, *The Gamma-Filtration on Extra-Special P-Groups*, was supervised by Ronnie Lee.^{[5]}

She joined the Hamilton College faculty in 1991, and was promoted to full professor in 2014.^{[2]} At Hamilton, she has also served as the coach for the college's squash team.^{[4]}

Cockburn won the 2014 Carl B. Allendoerfer Award of the Mathematical Association of America with Joshua Lesperance for their joint work, "deranged socks", on a variation of the problem of counting derangements.^{[4]}^{[6]}

**^**Birth year from ISNI authority control file, accessed 2018-11-26.- ^
^{a}^{b}Foster, Holly (October 27, 2014), "Three Promoted to Professor",*News & Events*, Hamilton College, retrieved 2018-11-04 - ^
^{a}^{b}"Sally Cockburn",*Faculty directory*, Hamilton College, retrieved 2018-11-04 - ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}"Deranged Socks",*Allendoerfer Award citation*, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2018-11-04 **^**Sally Cockburn at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**"2014 Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards",*Mathematics Magazine*,**87**(4): 318–320, October 2014, doi:10.4169/math.mag.87.4.318, S2CID 218541212