Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
“Our program is a blend of a strong theoretical foundation with a solid practical component. Graduates will have the communication and management skills necessary for a professional. Additionally, they will have considered the ethical issues they may face in their work. The graduate will be knowledgeable, creative, and confident.”
Chair of the Department of Mathematics since 2008, Joanne Snow’s established career at Saint Mary’s College began in 1983. She received the College’s Maria Pieta Award in 1993, the Spes Unica Award in 2010, and the Women Honoring Women Award in 2004 and 2013, which is given by students. She regularly teaches linear algebra, and her research interests include cryptography, real analysis, and the education strategies of mathematics.
PhD, University of Notre Dame
MS, University of Notre Dame
BA, Loyola College of Baltimore
Area of Expertise
Education strategies in mathematics
History of mathematics
History of mathematics
Graduate Courses Taught
MATH 527: Applied Linear Algebra
Saint Mary’s College, Professor, 2003-present
Saint Mary’s College, Associate Professor, 1990–2003
Saint Mary’s College, Assistant Professor, 1983–1990
University of Notre Dame, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1982–1983
Loyola College, Visiting Assistant Professor (part-time), 1982–1982
University of Munster, Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, 1979–1981
Awards and Honors
- Women Honoring Women Award, given by the students of Saint Mary’s College, 2013
- Spes Unica Award, 2010
- Women Honoring Women Award, given by the students of Saint Mary’s College, 2004
- Maria Pieta Award, 1993
- Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2001–present
- Mathematical Association of America, 1985–present
- Association for Women in Mathematics, 1982–present
"Using a Labratory Approach in the Teaching of Real Analysis," presented at the Joint Math Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 7, 2007.
“Designing Laboratory Exercises for Upper Division Math Courses.” Workshop. Project NEx workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 2–3, 2005.
With Colleen Hoover. “Faith and Reason in the Life and Work of Mathematician Marston Morse.” Lecture sponsored by the Center for Spirituality.
With Colleen Hoover. “Mathematician as Artist: Marston Morse.” The Mathematical Intelligencer 32, no. 2, (2010):11–18.
“Views on the Real Numbers and the Continuum,” Review of Modern Logic, 9 (2003): 95-113.