Margaret J. Kenney
boston college mathematics institute
Margaret J. Kenney, a graduate of Boston College and Boston University, has been involved in mathematics education in the Boston area throughout her professional life. She is currently Professor of Mathematics at Boston College; in this capacity she works with Mathematics and Computer Science majors, and particularly those students who show an interest in becoming teachers.
Peg is a past president of the Associations of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts and in New England. She has been consistently active in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, having served on its Board of Directors, Publications Committee, Discrete Mathematics Task Force, and the Mathematics Education Trust. She was Issue Editor of the 1991 NCTM Yearbook and the General Editor for the 1996–1998 yearbooks.
In addition to teaching, writing, and speaking, she has served as Director of a National Science Foundation Project in the 1990s, linking Boston College with five other universities across the United States in the common goal of preparing secondary teachers to initiate change and to implement aspects of discrete mathematics in the secondary curriculum.
Peg was the 2001 recipient of the Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award in Mathematics Education. In 2001, she was inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Mathematics Educators as a founding member. In 2009, Peg received the inaugural Rev. Stanley J. Bezuszka, SJ Achievement Award for Mathematics Teaching and Learning from ATMIM.