Sarah J. Greenwald


  • B.S., Union College
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


  • Geometry
  • Mathematics and Society
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


About Sarah Greenwald

Sarah J. Greenwald is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a faculty affiliate of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University. Greenwald earned a PhD in Riemannian geometry from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in mathematics from Union College.

Investigating connections between mathematics and society, Greenwald has won awards for teaching, scholarship and service. These include an MAA Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, an AWM Service Award, and College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year. As an AWM Fellow, Greenwald was cited for “creative and effective efforts to spark interest in mathematics among young people, especially girls… extensive contributions to advancing women in mathematics through writing, lectures and working with professional societies… and mentorship of students.” Greenwald is currently an MAA Polya Lecturer and a Member at Large of AMS Council, both having terms from 2021­­–2024. Recent work includes Fifty Years of Women in Mathematics: Reminiscences, History, and Visions for the Future of AWM, an AWM-Springer book edited by Janet L. Beery, Greenwald, and Cathy Kessel and a PRIMUS special issue on promoting and supporting women in mathematics.

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Mathematical Sciences

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2363

Office address
326 Walker Hall