NJC (Douglass) Math Faculty in 1946 Katharine Hazard, Robert Walter, Grace Bolton, Cyril Nelson |
NJC (Douglass) Math Faculty in 1953 Cyril Nelson, Mrs. Shirley Gilbert, Katharine Hazard, Robert Walter | |

On April 23, 1947 the Rutgers Trustees promoted Hazard to Assistant Professor. This appointment was for 6 years, and was renewed in 1953 for another 6 years. At some point, she was promoted to the rank of full Professor.

Katharine Hazard retired in 1981, when the Douglass College and Rutgers College faculty merged to form the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The annual Katharine Hazard Prize in Mathematics is awarded in her honor to a first-year student at Douglass College who has done exceptional work in mathematics.

Her book with D.C. Spencer and N.E. Steenrod, *Advanced Calculus*
was published in 1959. In addition, she published 8 papers during 1958-1988
in the field of Differential Geometry.

Jaqui Lewis received her Ph.D. in 1962 from New York University;
her thesis was
Meromorphic Differentials on closed Riemann surfaces as functions of moduli.
In 1963, she was hired by University College,
one of the Colleges making up Rutgers University.
She later served University College as Associate Dean (1974-78),
Vice Dean (1978-81) and as Dean of University College from 1981
until her death in 1982 at the age of 48 from cancer. During 1981-82,
she also served as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies.
The annual Jacqueline B. Lewis Memorial Award goes to a non-traditional graduate student in Mathematics or Psychology. In addition, the Jacqui Lewis Memorial Lectures are given each year. These lectures were endowed in 1983 by a gift from Dean Lewis' aunt, Lillian Nassau. | |

Joanne Elliott received her Ph.D. in 1950 from Cornell, entitled
On Some Singular Integral Equations of the Cauchy Type.
After a year at Swarthmore, she was an assistant professor
at Mount Holyoke College during 1952--56. During that period, she
wrote the 1956 Transactions paper
"Stochastic Processes Connected With Harmonic Functions,"
with William Feller. In 1956, she relocated to Barnard College
(teaching at Columbia University). By 1964, she had arrived at
Douglass College of Rutgers, and was a Professor of Mathematics
from 1965 until her retirement in 1991. She supervised five Ph.D. theses
during 1967-1978.
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Born in 1922, she received her Ph.D. in 1949 from the University of Michigan
(in differential equations). After 6 years in Massachussetts with the
Air Force, Wheaton College and American Optical, and post-docs at
Michigan and Princeton, she came to Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
(now part of NYU) in 1957, being promoted to Professor
in 1960. In 1965, she joined the faculty of Rutgers College as a Professor.
She remained at Rutgers until her retirement in 1991.
She has 70 publications (most under the name of Jane Cronin).
From 1950 until 1972, all her publications were in mathematics
(differential equations modelling dynamics). Starting in 1973,
she began publishing in the field we now call biomathematics:
models of schizophrenia, cardiac fibers and cellular oscillations.
She was a well known lecturer, giving invited addresses at many
international conferences.
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Born Tilla Savanuck in 1934 and married in 1953,
Tilla Klotz received her Ph.D. in 1959 from
New York University in differential geometry.
Her first position was at UCLA, where she was tenured in 1966.
After a year (1969-70) at Boston College, she came to
Douglass College to chair the Department of Mathematics (1970-73 and
1978-80). While in the middle of an active research life, she was
known as a crucial mentor for her younger colleages, especially her
younger female colleagues.
During her career, she published 46 papers under her three married names. She published 15 papers as Tilla Klotz during 1959-69. In 1969, she married John Milnor and published 25 papers as Tilla K. Milnor during 1969-1991. In 1992, she married Kive Weinstein and published 7 papers as Tilla Weinstein. She retired in 2000. The annual Tilla Weinstein Award is awarded for exceptional achievement in mathematics. | |

Amy Cohen was born in 1942, and received her Ph.D. in 1970 from UC Berkeley, entitled "Asymptotic behavior and unique continuation for hyperbolic operators." She joined the Rutgers Math Department (Douglass College) in 1972. Her research was in solutions of non-linear Partial Differential Equations, especially the Korteweg-deVries equation. She later became interested in enhancing education in Mathematics (in both K-12 and post-secondary education). She was also the Dean of Rutgers' University College 1988-1994. She is also a Fellow of the AAAS and the AWM, and retired in 2015. | |

Jean Taylor was born in San Mateo, California. She received a MSc.
in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in
one of three children of a lawyer and a high school gym teacher.
Becoming intersted in mathematics, she transferred to the
University of Warwick, where she received a M.Sc. in mathematics.
She completed a doctorate in 1972 from Princeton University under
the supervision of Fred Almgren, and
joined the Rutgers faculty in 1973.
She is known for her work on the mathematics of soap bubbles and of the growth of crystals. She was president of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) from 1999 to 2001, a Fellow of the AMS and AWM, and is a member of the AMS, the AWM, SIAM, AAAS, AWIS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jean retired from Rutgers in 2002. | |

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