Dr. Dewar received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in, and her B. S. from St. Louis University. She joined the LMU faculty in 1973 and retired in 2013. She served as department chair in 1983 - 86 and 2005 - 06 and directed faculty development initiatives at LMU from 2006 - 11. A 2003 - 04 Carnegie scholar, she received a national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America in 2006. Post-retirement she continues to pursue her interests in faculty development, scholarship of teaching and learning, K - 12 math/science teacher preparation, and gender equity in mathematics education by publishing books and articles and presenting workshops at regional and national meetings.
University of Southern California: Ph.D., Mathematics
Dissertation: "Coincidence Theorems for Set-Valued Mappings"
University of Southern California: M.A., Mathematics
Saint Louis University: B.S., Major: Mathematics Minors: Physics and Philosophy
Graduated summa cum laude