Jane McDougall

Years at the college:   1997 - Present

B.A. University of Canterbury 1990
M.A. Northwestern University 1993
Ph.D. Northwestern University 1996


Jane McDougall came to the college in 1997 on a short term contract. At the time, short term contracts could be extended for at most three years, but the department appealed to the college for one more. Then in the winter of 2001 during the fourth year, the department voted to offer Professor McDougall one of the two tenure track positions available that year. She accepted and joined the department as a tenure-track faculty member.

McDougall, a native of New Zealand, earned her bachelor degree in 1990, and then came to the United States where she studied complex analysis at Northwestern University. After earning her Ph.D. she began teaching at Colorado College where her interests expanded into geometry, modeling, statistics, and symmetry. Jane is known for her Mathematica demonstrations during lectures and seminars, and for the various props she brings to class to illustrate mathematical ideas. She is the only member of the mathematics department to run in a Paris marathon.


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