Susan Jean Friedlander (born January 26, 1946 in London as Susan Poete) is an American mathematician. She is a professor of mathematics at the University of Southern California, the director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences at USC, and the editor in chief of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. Her research concerns fluid dynamics and partial differential equations.
Friedlander graduated from the University of London in 1967. She earned a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, and completed her doctorate in 1972 from Princeton University, under the supervision of Louis Norberg Howard. She joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1975, and moved to USC in 2007. In 2005, she became the first female editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
Friedlander was elected as an honorary member of the Moscow Mathematical Society in 1995. She became a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Mathematical Society in 2012.
Her husband is another mathematician, Eric Friedlander.
- Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2014-12-18.
- Susan Jean Friedlander at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- UIC Mathematician First Female to Edit Influential Journal, University of Illinois at Chicago, January 26, 2005.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2014-12-18.