faculty

Patti Hunter, Ph.D.

Vice Provost and Professor of Mathematics
(805) 565-6076

Office Location

Provost's Office, Kerrwood Hall

Office Available

By Appointment 

Specialization(s)

History of Mathematics

Research Interests: The formation of scientific communities; Statistics in the U.S.;
Internationalization of science during the Cold War
 

Biography/Details

Professor Hunter graduated from Westmont with a degree in mathematics and earned her master’s degree and doctorate in mathematics at the University of Virginia. She has taught at Westmont since 2000 and received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2007. In 2009, she co-directed Westmont in Mexico. She enjoys watching Agatha Christie movies with her family, playing tennis, and reading. She believes strongly in the positive effects of chocolate on mathematical cognition. She has published articles about international statistics education during the Cold War and foundations of statistics in American textbooks.