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Antonella Cupillari (born 1955) is an Italian-American mathematician interested in the history of mathematics and mathematics education. She is an associate professor of mathematics at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Education and career

Cupillari earned a laurea at the University of L'Aquila in 1978, and completed her Ph.D. at the University at Albany, SUNY in 1984. Her dissertation, A Small Boundary for H^{\infty} on a Strictly Pseudoconvex Domain, concerned functional analysis, and was supervised by R. Michael (Rolf) Range; she also published it in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.

Cupillari joined the faculty at Penn State Erie in 1984 and was promoted to associate professor in 1992.


Cupillari is the author of books on mathematics and the history of mathematics including:

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs (Wadsworth, 1989; 2nd & 3rd eds., Harcourt/Academic Press, 2000 & 2005; 4th ed., Academic Press, 2011)
  • Intermediate Algebra in Action (PWS Publishing, 1995)
  • A Biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, an Eighteenth-Century Woman Mathematician: With Translations of Some of Her Work from Italian into English (Edwin Mellen Press, 2007)


Cupillari was the 2008 winner of the Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

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