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Maria Klawe

President, Harvard Mudd College

Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College’s first female president in 2006.  HMC is a premier engineering, science and mathematics college that emphasizes hands-on experience, high-level undergraduate research, and interdisciplinary learning.  Located in Claremont, California, Harvey Mudd College is a member of The Claremont Colleges Consortorium.  Prior to joining HMC, she served as Dean of Engineering and as a Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University.  Klawe joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served in various roles from 1988 to 2002.  Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California and two years at the University of Toronto.  She received her Ph.D. (1977) and B.S. (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta.  Klawe is a member of the board of Microsoft Corporation, Broadcom Corporation and the nonprofit, Math for America.  She is also a trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and a member of the Advisory Council for the Computer Science Teachers Association.