Jennifer Quinn

Jennifer J. Quinn is an American mathematician specializing in combinatorics. She is a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma, and sits on the board of governors of the Mathematical Association of America. From 2004 to 2008 she was co-editor-in-chief of Math Horizons.[1]

Jennifer J. Quinn
Nationality United States
Alma materB.A., Williams College, 1985
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
Known forCombinatorics
AwardsMAA Haimo Award
MAA Beckenback Book Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Washington Tacoma
Doctoral advisorRichard Anthony Brualdi

Education and career

Quinn went to Williams College as an undergraduate, graduating in 1985. She earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987, and completed her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993.[1][2] Her dissertation, Colorings and Cycle Packings in Graphs and Digraphs, was supervised by Richard A. Brualdi.[3]

She taught at Occidental College until 2005, when she gave up her position as full professor and department chair to move with her husband,[1] biologist Mark Martin,[4] to Washington. She became a part-time lecturer, and executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, until earning a faculty position at Tacoma in 2007.[1]


Quinn won a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America in 2001,[4] and the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics of the association in 2007.[1][5]

Quinn's book with Arthur T. Benjamin, Proofs that Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof (2003) won the CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title of the American Library Association[6] and the Beckenbach Book Prize of the Mathematical Association of America.[7]

In 2018, Quinn was elected an officer-at-large member of the board of directors of the Mathematical Association of America[8].


  1. "Jennifer Quinn", About MAA: Governance, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2018-02-07
  2. "Jennifer Quinn, Ph.D.", Faculty & Staff Directory, University of Washington Tacoma, retrieved 2018-02-07
  3. Jennifer Quinn at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. Jennifer Quinn to Receive Top Mathematics Teaching Award, Occidental College, February 28, 2001, retrieved 2018-02-07
  5. Jackson, Allyn (May 2007), "MAA Prizes Presented in New Orleans" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 54 (5): 641–642
  6. Proofs that Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof, American Library Association, retrieved 2018-02-07
  7. Beckenbach Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2018-02-07
  8. "Faculty Update:Quinn Elected to National Mathematics Board". University of Washington Tacoma. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
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