Dipa Sarkar-Dey, Ph.D.
- Academic Focus Mathematics and Statistics
Dipa Sarkar-Dey first came to the United States to pursue her Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. Little did she know she would end up joining the tenure-track faculty at the Jesuit university just north on Charles Street shortly after she received her degree in 1986. She has taught at Loyola since, having also served as chair of the department of mathematics and statistics for more than a decade. In 1995, Dr. Sarkar-Dey she was awarded a Fulbright grant, which sent her to Nairobi, Kenya, to teach at Kenyatta University for 10 months. It was there she met Pope John Paul II. In 2007, she participated in an Ignatian pilgrimage, traveling to Spain and Italy with faculty from Loyola, St. Joseph’s University, and the College of the Holy Cross, learning about the history of the Jesuits and discovering the many similarities that exist between the Catholic faith and her own (Hinduism).
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