Professor Stenson earned her Sc.B. in mathematics from Brown University in 1994 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University in 1997 and 2001, respectively.
At Juniata, she has developed several courses, including Combinatorics, The Heart of Mathematics, and the Mathematics Seminar. She especially enjoys her work with undergraduate research students.
She was a 2001-2002 fellow of Project NExT, a program for new mathematics faculty sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. She continues to work with the Section NExT program of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA. She is a member of the MAA, the American Mathematical Society, and the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Professor Stenson's research interests include the combinatorics of polytopes and hyperplane arrangements and the applications of mathematics to biology and chemistry. She has published articles in Discrete and Computational Geometry and Chemical Physics Letters.
She is married to fellow math professor John Bukowski. They have two sons, David and Daniel, who are a source of endless entertainment.