Bio

Susan D’Agostino is a writer and mathematician whose essays have been published or are forthcoming in Quanta Magazine, Scientific American, Slate, Financial Times, Nature, Undark Magazine, Ms. magazine, Times Higher Education, Chronicle of Higher EducationMath Horizons, Mathematics Teacher, and other venues.

 

Susan's general-interest mathematics book, How To Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life, will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2020. She served as editor-in-chief of A Celebration of the EDGE Program's Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond, a book of essays and articles written by women mathematicians, published by Springer in 2019. She is a member of the editorial board of the Mathematical Association of America's Math Horizons magazine

 

Susan has received science writing fellowships from the National Association of Science Writers, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. She is currently pursuing an MA in Science Writing at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her PhD in Mathematics at Dartmouth College, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics at Smith College, and BA in Anthropology at Bard College. Prior to pivoting her career to write, she was a tenured mathematics professor, for which she won the university's Excellence in Teaching Award.