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Professor of Mathematics (1981)
- B.S., Ursinus College
- M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office: PPHAC, Room 220
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Operations Research; Statistics and Statistics Education; Mathematics of Voting; Mathematics applied to social justice; Mathematics Education.
Kay Somers joined the department in 1981. Her mathematical interests involve Operations Research and other areas of applied mathematics. She has taught a wide variety of mathematics courses at the college level, including Mathematics for Elementary Teaching, Elementary Statistics, Mathematics of Social Choice, Calculus I, II, and III, Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra, Operations Research, Numerical Analysis, and Mathematical Statistics. She is co-author of two texts: A Companion to Calculus and Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today’s Informed Citizen. Prof. Somers currently serves as chair of the department, and from 1998 to 2004 was chair of the Moravian College committee responsible for implementing a new general education curriculum. She serves the national Mathematical Association of America on several committees including the Classroom Resource Materials Editorial Board and as chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters.
- A Companion to Calculus (Textbook)