Cathy Frey

Cathy Frey

  • Professor
  • Chair of Faculty Senate


Cathy Frey is a professor of mathematics, who specializes in actuarial science, numerical analysis, and number theory.

A third-generation Vermonter, Cathy Frey was born in Barre, Vermont. Frey joined the Norwich faculty in 1985 and is the former chair of the mathematics department and dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. She is currently serving as the chair of the Faculty Senate.

She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at the University of Vermont and has completed all exams necessary to become an associate in the Society of Actuaries.

After earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree at the University of Vermont, she joined the Norwich faculty in 1985 (being promoted to associate professor and tenured in 1991, and promoted to full professor in 2001).  She has completed 175 of 200 credits necessary for Associateship in the Society of Actuaries. With research interests in the areas of actuarial science and mathematics education, Cathy particularly enjoys creating instructional modules for the web. She has served as the Chair of the Mathematics Department from 2002-2006 and as the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences since 2006-2013. Beyond Norwich, Cathy has served on the Vermont Commission on Women since 2006 and was the recipient of the Vermont Women in Higher Education Jackie Gribbon’s Award for leadership in 2008.