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  • Jennifer Wilson

    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Email
    wilsonj@newschool.edu

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    B - Eugene Lang College Building - 65 West 11th Street

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    Jennifer Wilson

    Profile

    As a practicing mathematician in a Liberal Arts College, I am interested in a broad range of mathematics. My research is focused on mathematics applied to the social sciences, particularly game theory, fair division, allocation problems, social choice and voting theory. I am also interested in the relationship between mathematics and visual arts, as well as the visual tools and metaphors used to convey mathematical meaning. I am a member of the Parsons’ based Visualizing Finance Lab which looks at the intersection of narrative visualization, financial literacy and behavioral economics.

     

     


    Degrees Held

    PhD, Mathematics, Princeton University
    MA, Mathematics, Princeton University
    BSc, University of British Columbia


    Professional Affiliation

    American Mathematical Society
    Mathematical Association of America
    Association for Women in Mathematics


    Recent Publications

    M.A. Jones, D. McCune, J. Wilson. 2020. "New Quota-Based Apportionment Methods: The Alloation of Delegates in the Republican Presidential Primary," Mathematial Social Sciences, in press.

    J. Wilson. 2020. "Dynamic symmetry: a history and analysis," Journal of Math and Art, in press.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2020. "An axiomatic approach to cost sharing child supplrt," Economic Letters, 195, 109452.

    J. Wilson. 2019. "LeWitt's Problem(s),"  in I Stand in My Own Place with My Own Day Here, ed. F. Richards, The New School.

    M.A. Jones, D. McCune, J. Wilson. 2019. "The Elimination Paradox:Apportionment in the Democratic Primary," Public Choice, 178(1), 53-65.

    M.A. Jones, A. Webb & J. Wilson. 2016. "Rankings over Time," College Math Journal. 46(3), 242-248.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2016. "The geometry of adding up votes,"  Mathematics Horizons, 24(1), 5-9.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2015. "Adjusting Child Support Payments in Michigan," College Math Journal 46(1) 3-9.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2014. "The dynamcis of consistent bankrupcty rules,"   in Contemporary Mathematics Volume, AMS Sepcial Session on Decisions, Elections and Games, eds. K. Crisman, & M.A. Jones, American Mathmatial Society, Providence.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2013. "Two-step coalition values for multichoice games,"  Math Meth Oper Res 77(1), 65-99.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2010. “Multilinear Extensions and Values for Multichoice Games,” Math Meth Oper Res, 72, p.145-169.

    K.A. Geist*, M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2010. "Apportionment in the Democratic Primary Process,” Mathematics Teacher, 104 (3), p. 214-220.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2010. "Evaluation of Thresholds for Power Mean-based and Other Divisor Methods of Apportionment,”  Math. Soc. Sci. 59, p. 323-348.

    M.A. Jones and J. Wilson. 2010. “Cutoffs and Thresholds in the Democratic Primaries,”  UMAP Journal, 31(3), p. 197-214.

     

    Visualizing Finance Lab

    A. Fry, J. Wilson, P. Williams Soberanos, C. Overby, F. Flores. 2018. "Designing Materials towards Changing Financial Literacy, The International Journal of Design in Society, 12(2), 23-29.

    C. Overby, A. Fry and J. Wilson. 2017. "Narrative visualization for co-design with a community partner," FormAkademisk,  Art 4, 1-18.

    A. Fry, J. Wilson and C. Overby. 2014. "Teaching the design of narrative visualization: behavioral economics and financial literacy," Studies in Material Thinking 11.

    C. Overby, A. Fry and J. Wilson. 2014. "Narrative Visualization to Describe and Assess Decision-Making." in Mobility and Design, Lebanese American University Press: Beirut.

    A. Fry, J. Wilson & C. Overby. 2013. "Teaching the design of narrative visualization for financial literacy,"  Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 12(2) 159-275.

    Selected Talks

    J. Wilson. 2020. "Dynamic Symmetry," MAA Contributed Session on Mathematics and the Arts,  Joint Mathematics Meetings,
    Denver, CO.

    J. Wilson. 2019. "Hanne Darboven: Schreibzeit," MAA Contributed Session on Mathematics and the Arts,  Joint Mathematics Meetings,
    Baltimore, MD.

    J. Wilson. 2018. "Writing on it all," MAA Contributed Session on Humanistic Math,  Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA.

    J. Wilson. 2017. "The Mathematics of Sol LeWitt, MAA Contributed Session on Mathematics and the Arts,"  Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA.

    J. Wilson. 2015. "Ethnomathematics and Fairness,"  MAA Contributed Session on Ethnomathematics,  Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, NM.

     


    Research Interests

    Cooperative game theory, Social choice theory, Visual representation of mathematics.


    Awards And Honors

    • 2005 Provost Professional Development Grant

    Current Courses

    Admin Assoc Asst Dean (Spring 2020)

    Gerrymandering & the Pol. Proc

    Ind Senior Work

    Ind Senior Work (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    Math Models in Nature (Spring 2020)

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