(born 1965) is an American mathematician and educator. She is an associate professor of mathematics at Kenyon College
. Holdener's primary interest is in number theory
. She discovered a simpler proof of the theorem of Touchard
, which states that every perfect number
is of the form 2k, 12k+1, or 36k+9.
Holdener earned her B.S. in mathematics at Kent State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Holdener joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 1997, where she is currently the John B. McCoy Distinguished Teaching Chair.