Diana J. Davis

Instructor in Mathematics
Diana Davis

"I only have this one life."


Ph.D. Brown University

M.S. Brown University

B.A. Williams College


Diana Davis was a four-year student at Exeter, a three-sport captain and a Cox medalist, graduating in 2003. After completing a mathematics major at Williams College, she returned to Exeter for a year as an intern in the math department. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Brown University in 2013, on the geometry of surfaces. She then did a postdoc at Northwestern University, followed by visiting professorships at Williams College and Swarthmore College. She also taught algebra at Exeter Summer for five years between 2008 and 2014, and at the Anja S. Greer math conference in most of the years since 2004.

Outside of teaching and creating mathematics, she enjoys long-distance running, recreational sailing, traveling, building things, and thinking about how to build community and create a sustainable world.