When not doing mathematics, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Dana also plays valve trombone and occasionally bassoon in the Merrimack College Jazz ensemble.
Dana Rowland received a B.A. in mathematics and English from the University of Notre Dame and received an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University. Her doctoral focus was in algebraic topology, with a particular interest in holomorphic mapping spaces, holomorphic bundles, K-theory, and homotopy theory. Her current research interests have shifted towards the mathematical theory of knots, especially the intrinsic knotting of graphs.