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Black Firsts, May 2008: Inger Meredith Daniels

August 13th, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

Inger Meredith Daniels, UVA’s first African American Ph.D. in Mathematics

Though the spring graduation season is long past, it’s never to late honor those Black students, faculty, and alumni whose pioneering achievements have opened doors for future generations.

With that in mind, Black on Campus congratulates Dr. Inger Meredith Daniels. On May 18, 2008, she became the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia. The Delta Sigma Theta Charlottesville Alumnae blog describes the significance and extent of her achievements:

Dr. Daniels joins the ranks of about 2.5 black American women who graduate with Ph.D.s in mathematics each year nationally. Her dissertation is entitled “Wellposedness of a Nonlinear Structural Acoustic Interaction with a Boussinesq Plate Equation.” Her work has been published in the Journal of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems. She is currently pursuing a career in financial engineering by completing a Master of Science in Computational Finance at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted by Ajuan Mance


Posted in Black Students, Current Events, Higher Education, Inger Daniels, Mathematics, University of Virginia

4 Responses

  1. Jacqueline

    Congratulations to Dr. Inger Meredith Daniels. Well done! :-)

  2. Inger Daniels

    Thanks so much for the post! I sincerely appreciate the recognition.

  3. meredith

    hey my last name is Meredith maybe we r family congratulations on your achievement cousin

  4. Boluwape Adebisi

    Baby, I love your face so much, it’s quite bright, that was the reason i browsed and i found out u are a genius, Congrats to u Black people making impacts in the States, I’m a Nigerian and i have a Daughter, I pray she too grow to be full of knowledge and to make headlines like u in her chosen field.

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