Erica L. Flapan K’77 has received the 2014 Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching. Flapan is the Lingurn H. Burkhead Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She is one of eight Pomona professors to have earned the award, which is the highest honor bestowed on Pomona faculty as it recognizes exceptional teaching, concern for students, and service to the college and community.
At Kirkland, Flapan majored in Mathematics. She then went on to the University of Wisconsin where she earned her Master of Arts and PhD in Philosophy. Flapan now lives in Arcadia, California.