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September 3, 2020

Dr. Anne Shepler is UNT's First Female Full Professor in Mathematics

The math department will be getting its first female full professor ever! The UNT Provost has recommended Dr. Anne Shepler for promotion. Dr. Shepler works in geometry, combinatorics, and modern algebra and has served as Principal Investigator on external research grants for 19 of the past 20 years, including on three standard NSF research grants (two after tenure), an NSF post-doc, and grants from the National Security Agency (NSA), the Simons Foundation, and the Texas Coordinating Board. She was also awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship after tenure. Dr. Shepler has supervised 6 Master's and 3 PhD degrees with 2 additional PhD students graduating now and 3 more in progress. She has organized 3 different summer research experiences for undergraduates using NSF funds. Dr. Shepler also founded the Women in Mathematical Sciences (WIMS) group at UNT and continues as its organizer in addition to founding the UNT math club. She served as co-PI for three NSF grants supporting the regional Texas Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms (TORA) conferences and has nationally co-organized six special sessions for the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Shepler currently serves as an associate editor for the Mathematical Monthly published by the Mathematical Association of America. In addition, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) appointed her to co-organize national events showcasing the contributions of women in research mathematics.