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The French Connection: Borda, Condorcet and the Mathematics of Voting Theory – About the Author

Janet Heine Barnett (Colorado State University – Pueblo)

Janet Heine Barnett joined the faculty at Colorado State University – Pueblo in 1990, and now holds the rank of Professor Emerita of Mathematics. A 1995–1996 fellow at the MAA Institute for History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching (funded by the NSF), her scholarly interests have long included the history of mathematics and its use in promoting mathematical understanding and as a vehicle for promoting teacher reflection on pedagogical issues. She currently serves as a PI on the NSF-funded project TRansforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources (TRIUMPHS), and has now written twenty Primary Source Projects through that grant and its parent and grandparent grants. She also currently serves as an editor of Convergence, with Amy Ackerberg-Hastings.

An active member of the MAA Rocky Mountain Section, Janet received the Section Certificate of Meritorious Service Award in 2007. She has also been recognized at the University level, regionally and nationally for her excellence in teaching, including the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in 2016. In 2019, she was awarded the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to Education by Colorado State University – Pueblo.

Janet shares her passions for mathematics and history, as well as dance and yoga, with her husband and traveling companion George Heine, whom she met while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic (1982–1984).


Janet Heine Barnett (Colorado State University – Pueblo), "The French Connection: Borda, Condorcet and the Mathematics of Voting Theory – About the Author," Convergence (September 2020)