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 the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year, an Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Service Award, and a Mathematical Association of America Pólya Lecturer award. 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.” 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
227 Walker Hall