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As a lover of mathematics, Peter J. Freyd, PhD specializes in category theory. When he realized that he could make a living doing what he loved, he pursued an education at Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1958. In 1959, as a Woodrow Wilson fellow, he obtained a Master of Arts from Princeton University. Finally, in 1960, Dr. Freyd earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University. He began his career as an art teacher at Conti Art School in Providence, Rhode Island from 1952 to 1954. Today, Dr. Freyd has been at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 50 years as a professor of mathematics and computer information science.

In addition to his primary academic appointments, Dr. Freyd has also served as a visiting professor at numerous national and international universities, including Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the University of Parma in Italy, the University of Sydney in Australia, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Mexico. Dr. Freyd was also a fellow of St. John’s College at Cambridge University in England from 1980 to 1981, and he received a Fulbright Scholarship to Australia in 1971. Outside of education, Dr. Freyd also serves as the director of the Laboratory for Logic and Computation.

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