Doris Wood Schattschneider



            Doris Schattschneider received her M.A. and PhD in mathematics from Yale University with a dissertation on “Restricted roots of a semi-simple algebraic group.”  She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and has taught for over thirty years.  She is a woman of great accomplishments; such as, the first woman Editor of Mathematics Magazine (1981-1985), and she was also the first woman to deliver Pi Mu Epsilon’s J. Sutherland Frame Lecture (1988). 

Schattschneider is internationally known for her work with tessellations of the plane and her exposition of Dutch artist M.C. Escher.  Symmetry and geometric models have long held a special fascination with her.  Doris was interested in both geometry and art and this led naturally to the study of tiling problems and the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher.  She has written many scholarly articles that have dealt with many subjects within mathematics. 

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