# Antonella Cupillari facts for kids

**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 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.

## Books

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)

## Recognition

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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