Professor Harris Coedited a Guide to Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, with chapter by Professor Morrison!

Prof. Pamela E. Harris’s edited volume A Project-Based Guide to Undergraduate Research in Mathematics: Starting and Sustaining Accessible Undergraduate Research provides accessible and self-contained research problems designed for undergraduate student projects, and simultaneously promotes the development of sustainable undergraduate research programs. The chapters in… Continue reading »


by Frank Morgan Some 25 Williams students took the notorious national Putnam Exam mathematics competition on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The morning session (10-1) and the afternoon session (3-6 pm) each had six problems. Results should be announced end of February, 2020. Morning problem 4 asked if a continuous function… Continue reading »

New Math Faculty Profile: Dr. Eva Goedhart

Dr. Goedhart was born in the Netherlands and moved to the US when she was 7.  She was most interested in fine art (oil painting, ceramics, carving) until freshman year of college when she discovered mathematics. For her, math was a department that was welcoming and she found… Continue reading »

Professors Goldmakher and Harris have earned tenure!

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is delighted to share the wonderful news that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions declared that Professors Leo Goldmakher and Pamela Harris have earned tenure! Professors Goldmakher and Harris were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the college and to the… Continue reading »

Professor Harris wins MAA Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member!

Congratulations to Professor Pamela Harris, who has won the 2019 MAA Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member. Established in 2003, this national award honors, “beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics… Continue reading »