Hannah Schwartz joined NCSSM in July 2023 as an Instructor of Mathematics on our Morganton campus. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Occidental College, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, where she researched low dimensional topology. She then traveled to Germany for a research position at the Max Planck Institute of Math, followed by a second postdoc at Princeton University. There, she began to develop courses where students could explore higher mathematics in unexpected and creative ways, regardless of their background. Her favorites included a course for Princeton freshmen on the mathematics behind circus acts, and a course on mathematics in the courtroom for incarcerated students earning their bachelor’s degrees from Rutgers University. She is happy to be part of the NCSSM community where she enjoys sharing her love of mathematics, especially the aspects of her research that involve visualizing knots, surfaces, and four-dimensional spaces! She spends her time outside of work sitting on her front porch, cooking, hiking, gardening, and exploring with her three beautiful dogs and partner, Jason.
BA, Mathematics, Occidental College
MA and PhD, Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College