American educator and mathematician mostly at Spelman College, where she eventually served as department head and associate provost.
One of the earlier African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Outstanding achievements in Mathematics Education, and enhancing the movement of minorities and women into scientific careers.
Awards: UNCF Distinguished Faculty Award, Spelman Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Spelman Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Service, Louise Hay Award by AWM, QEM’s Giants in Science Award, Honorary doctorate of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement.
AWM-MAA Etta Zuber Falconer Lecture