Susan Goldstine

Professor of Mathematics

Susan Goldstine

Biography

Susan Goldstine received her A.B. in Mathematics and French from Amherst College in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1998. She joined the faculty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2004, where she is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. She is also a member of the editorial board of the College Mathematics Journal. While her original research specialty is number theory and algebraic dynamics, Professor Goldstine has become increasingly focused on the intersection of mathematics and the arts. She has constructed numerous tactile and visual mathematical models employing such diverse media as yarn, fabric, thread, beads, paper, steel wire, copper tubes, pinecones, and pottery, though not all at once. Her own artwork, as well as joint artwork with Alison Frane (Amherst '94), Ellie Baker, and Sophie Sommer, has been presented in papers in Math Horizons and the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts and displayed in the juried art exhibitions at the national Joint Mathematics Meetings and the international Bridges Conference.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Mathematics and Art
  • Algebraic Dynamics
  • Number Theory

Education

  • B.A. in Mathematics and French at Amherst College, 1993
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics at Harvard University, 1998