Abbe Herzig

Examines recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in math and science

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Abbe Herzig

School of Education
Department: Educational Theory and Practice

Women in science; women in mathematics; minorities in science; people of color in science; mathematics education; diversity equity in education; postgraduate education; statistics in the media; statistical literacy

Campus phone: (518) 442-4712
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Abbe Herzig's research concerns equity and social justice in mathematics and science. She conducts research on the recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minority students in mathematics, under a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Herzig has developed courses and programs to help diverse populations of students discover the relevance of mathematics and science to their lives. She worked for over 20 years as a statistician, much of that time for Consumer Reports.

She has consulted for the United Nations, the Yale School of Medicine, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP.