On Sunday, May 18, 2008, the University of Virginia awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in Mathematics to Inger Meredith Daniels, making her the first African American to graduate from UVAs doctoral program in mathematics. Dr. Daniels joins the ranks of about 2.5 black American women who graduate with Ph.D.s in mathematics each year nationally. Her dissertation is entitled Wellposedness of a Nonlinear Structural Acoustic Interaction with a Boussinesq Plate Equation. Her work has been published in the Journal of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems. She is currently pursuing a career in financial engineering by completing a Master of Science in Computational Finance at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Daniels obtained her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Florida and is a past member of the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.