Faculty Director, A.B. Duke Scholars


Dr. Pierce is the Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Professor of Mathematics. She was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2021 in honor of her contributions to number theory and harmonic analysis. Dr. Pierce has received a Rhodes Scholarship, a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Bonn Research Fellowship, a Birman Fellowship, and won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2019. Outside the classroom, Dr. Pierce enjoys reading, art, and music.

Dr. Piece enjoys mentoring A.B. Duke Scholars as they pursue their own goals at Duke and beyond. She advises all incoming students to remember that we go to a university to learn more—we are here not because of everything we know already, but because of everything we don’t know yet.