Loh Zung-nyi


Miss Loh Zung-nyi (陆慎仪, 1900 -1981) was born on March 10, 1900 in Kiangsu, China. She attended Ginling College in 1920-21, then transferred to Wellesley in 1921, where she graduated in 1924. In 1925, she received her Master’s in Mathematics from Cornell University, and then returned to teach at Ginling from 1925 -1931 and from 1946-1948. She was also the Acting Dean of Studies during 1946-47. Miss Loh used her mathematical expertise to become a founding member of the Chinese Mathematical Society. She returned to America in 1948-1949, where she taught at Wellesley. She went on to teach at Smith College, Wilson College, Western College and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. She died on April 25, 1981. In her will, she created a fund, the Louise Zung-nyi Loh Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provided scholarships to students with an interest in East Asia Studies at Ohio State University.