Charlene Morrow is Co-Director of the SummerMath and SEARCH Programs and a faculty member in the Psychology and Education Department at Mount Holyoke College. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University and worked in settings that range from urban and rural community mental health centers to directing a college counseling center to teaching psychology before coming to Mount Holyoke in 1986. SummerMath and SEARCH are four-week mathematics programs for high school girls of all backgrounds. SummerMath is designed to strengthen confidence, problem-solving skills, and mathematical understanding. SEARCH is intended to give talented girls the opportunity to see beyond high school mathematics and to study topics not usually encountered until college.
Dr. Morrow investigates student mentoring and approaches to learning mathematics that works especially well for girls and women. More recently she has been working in the area of art and mathematics, both creating works of art and writing about artworks that can be analyzed mathematically. She has presented and written extensively on these topics. She is the co-author of a book, Notable Women in Mathematics. She is a past president and executive director of Women and Mathematics Education. She has also chaired the equity committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.