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Council on Programs and Students in the Mathematical Science

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Suzanne Ingrid DoreeChair2/01/20171/31/2021
Martha L AbellMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, CTUM
Dr. Dora Cardenas AhmadiMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters
Michael E BoardmanMember2/01/20171/31/2020Ex Officio, CUPM
Stuart F BoersmaMember1/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, CRAFTY
Prof. Elizabeth A BurroughsMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, COMET
Jennifer R GalovichMember2/01/20171/31/2020Ex Officio, Math Across the Disciplines
Mr Keith E HubbardMember2/01/20171/31/2020Ex Officio, Articulation and Placement
Prof. Christopher D OehrleinMember1/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, COmmittees on Two-Year Colleges
ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Statistics Education
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof Roger D WoodardChair1/01/201712/31/2018ASA Representative
Dr. Rachel BatesMember1/01/20171/31/2020MAA Representative
Andrew Paul BrayMember2/01/201712/31/2019ASA Representative
Dr Laura M ChiharaMember2/01/201112/31/2017ASA Representative
Danny KaplanMember1/01/20161/31/2019MAA Representative
Patti Frazer LockMember2/01/201712/31/2018ASA Representative
Dr. Kari Lock MorganMember2/01/201612/31/2018ASA Representative
Dr. Roxy PeckMember1/01/201012/31/2017ASA Education Council Liaison
Michael A PosnerMember2/01/201512/31/2018MAA Representative
Randall J PruimMember1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Dr. Eric ReyesMember1/01/20161/31/2019MAA Representative
Robert L SantosMember1/01/201712/31/2017AMS Education Council Liaison (ASA VP)
James C ScottMember1/01/201212/31/2017ASA Representative
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To stimulate effective change in undergraduate statistical education, particularly in the majority of institutions where the department of mathematics bears the primary responsibility for the teaching of statistics.

The Committee should examine and make recommendations concerning:

  • individual course offerings;
  • teaching practices;
  • faculty qualifications;
  • course sequences in support of various options;
  • use of computers in undergraduate statistics courses;
  • connections with other departments that use or teach statistics;
  • statistics requirements for undergraduate majors;
  • statistical education of elementary and secondary teachers and;
  • impact on undergraduate curricula of improvement in pre-college statistical education.

    In order to undertake this broad agenda, the Committee should consider a variety of activities, including studies to gather relevant information, panels, or speakers at professional meetings, articles in professional newsletters or periodicals; campus visits; identification of exemplary programs and materials; development of a comprehensive report with specific recommendations.

    The Committee is urged to seek foundation support for its work, with assistance from the MAA central office.

    Composition: The Committee is composed of 12 members, six to be appointed by the ASA and six to be appointed by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Two members will be appointed/reappointed by each organization each year for three year terms. The Chair is a member of the Committee and serves for two years. The Chair is alternately appointed by the ASA and MAA.
  • Basic Library List Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Darren B GlassChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Julie Catherine BeierMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Brian T BorchersMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Rachelle BouchatMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Sarah BryantMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Gertrud L KrautMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Yves G NievergeltMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Nathan H ReffMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Mr Nicholas A ScovilleMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Kay E SmithMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To maintain the Basic Library List: a list of critical mathematics resources for public, community college, college, and university libraries.
    Committee on Articulation and Placement
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Mr Keith E HubbardChair2/01/2017
    Eddie FullerMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Mr Lewis R HirschMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Mr Keith E HubbardMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Jon JohnsonMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Julie A LetellierMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Ms Frances B LichtmanMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Catherine LouchartMember2/01/20171/31/2020
    J. Christopher TweddleMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1/01/2011To lead initiatives, take on projects, and plan activities to address the broader issue of articulation -- high school to college, two-year to four-year -- and placement issues facing many in the collegiate community.

    Committee Composition:
    The current AMATYC President serves as a representative to the committee. (Term is same as presidential term ending 12/31)
    Committee on Assessment
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ms. Gulden KarakokChair2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr Regina D AragonMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Mariah BirgenMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    John CarterMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Sarah V CookMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Beste GuclerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. James HamblinMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Ms. Gulden KarakokMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Semra Kilic-Bahi PhDMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof Lisa A MantiniMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1/05/2008To gather information on appropriate assessment methods in university mathematics of all types, including programmatic assessment (major, service courses, general education/quantitative literacy, developmental, overall program, etc.), formative and summative in-class assessment, and assessment of teaching effectiveness; and disseminating this information to the mathematical community as well as encouraging departments to become aware of, and engage in, effective assessment.

    This committee was created on 1/05/2008.
    Committee on Graduate Students
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Edray Herber Goins PhDChair1/01/20171/31/2020
    Alexander GarverMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Rachel SchwellMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Mark R SnavelyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Stefanie WangMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Erika L WardMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Committee Charge
    1/03/2012To provide advice on policy matters related to graduate students and graduate education. Helps plan and organize activities and events of interest to graduate students at national meetings and other forums.
    Committee on Technologies in Mathematics Education (CTME)
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Barbara Haas MargoliusChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr Karl-Dieter S CrismanMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr Troy R HamlettMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Manmohan KaurMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Charlotte A Knotts-ZidesMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Kristin Kathleen LassondeMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Hieu NguyenMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. R Jason ParsleyMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Prof. Karl R.B. SchmittMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1/08/2015To provide leadership to keep the MAA abreast of innovative and/or effective ways in which evolving technologies affect undergraduate mathematics education now and in the future.
    Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET)
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. Elizabeth A BurroughsChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Prof. William Henry BarkerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Wesley C CalvertMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Prof. David C CarothersMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr Deborah L GochenaurMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Bonnie GoldMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Robert Matthew KleinMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Yvonne LaiMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Ryota MatsuuraMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Karen D MorganMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Committee Charge
    8/01/2012To lead initiatives, advance policy, monitor projects, and plan activities that support those who are responsible for the mathematical education of teachers. Through this work COMET is charged with informing and advising the MAA leadership and the MAA membership on matters that relate to the mathematical education of teachers.

    The mathematical education of teachers includes pre-professional preparation and professional development in mathematics and in the teaching of mathematics, K - 12. Accordingly, COMET encourages timely renewal efforts of mathematics courses and programs designed for prospective K- 12 teachers. COMET also promotes thoughtful participation of MAA members in schools and in professional development programs that enhance the mathematical understanding of in-service K- 12 teachers.
    Committee on the Putnam Prize Competition
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. Byron WaldenChair2/01/20171/31/2018
    Harm DerksenMember2/24/20161/31/2019
    Ioana DumitriuMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr Mark I KrusemeyerMember2/01/20171/31/2022Associate Director
    Daniel H UllmanMember2/01/201712/31/2021Director
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011The three members of the Committee not listed as director or associate directors develop each year the problems that make up the contest. The construction of the actual contest is done in consultation with one of the associate directors. Each of these three committee members serves for three years, acting as committee chair in the last year of his or her term.
    Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (CTUM)
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Martha L AbellChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Bruce W AtkinsonMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Scott F BeaverMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Mindy CapaldiMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Thomas L FitzkeeMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Brigitte LahmeMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Krystina K LeganzaMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Gary MacgillivrayMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Michael OehrtmanMember2/01/20151/01/20182nd Term
    Dr. Laura Jean SchmidtMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Mary D ShepherdMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Carolyn YackelMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    8/31/2011To stimulate effective teaching, learning, and assessment in undergraduate education in the mathematical sciences. The work of the committee is focused on pedagogy, including instructional techniques and methods, assessment of student work, and classroom resources. CTUM also coordinates activities when appropriate with other MAA committees such as the Committee on the undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM), the Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET), the Committee on Technologies in Mathematics Education (CTME), and the Committee on Articulation and Placement.

    Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM)
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Michael E BoardmanChair2/01/20171/31/20203rd Term, first as chair
    Dr. Kathy Andrist PhDMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Patrick BahlsMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Michael BealsMember2/01/20171/31/20192nd Term
    Prof. Curtis D BennettMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Helen E BurnMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Ricardo CortezMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Stephen DeBackerMember2/01/20151/31/2018AMS Representative
    Richard Alan GillmanMember9/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, Chair of Departmental Review
    Elizabeth MilicevicMember2/01/20151/31/2018AMS Representative
    Mary R ParkerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Mary Elizabeth PilgrimMember2/01/20171/31/20192nd Term
    Gary W TowsleyMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr Elizabeth G YanikMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To make recommendations to guide mathematics departments in designing curricula for their undergraduate students. This includes the organization, content, and mutual relations of the entire institutional structure of undergraduate mathematics: programs, general and special curricula, courses and course sequences. The CUPM coordinates the activities of its subcommittees and task forces that have been established to consider specific aspects of the undergraduate mathematics curricula.
    Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Year
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm EndsComments
    Stuart F BoersmaChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. William C BauldryMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Steven M DeckelmanMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Tevian DrayMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr Susan L GanterMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Michael D HvidstenMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Eric S MarlandMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof. Vilma MesaMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Jennifer Firkins NordstromMember2/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Victor PierceyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    2/01/2013To monitor ongoing developments with the intention of making general recommendations concerning the first two years of collegiate mathematics.
    Subcommittee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm EndsComments
    Jason DoumaChair2/01/20141/31/20181st Term as Chair
    Timothy P ChartierMember2/01/20161/31/2018
    Sommer Elizabeth GentryMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Fern Y HuntMember2/01/20161/31/2018
    Dr. Mark M MaxwellMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Jimmy MopechaMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To lead and promote initiatives concerned with interdisciplinary courses/programs applications of mathematics.
    Subcommittee on Research By Undergraduates
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm EndsComments
    Rebecca GarciaChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Pamela HarrisMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Tyler KloefkornMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Timothy LucasMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Heather A Moon PhDMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Azadeh RafizadehMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Mr Gareth E RobertsMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof James SolazzoMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Thomas WakefieldMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. Aklilu ZelekeMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1) stimulate interest in research experiences for undergraduates by planning sessions at meetings, arranging for appropriate publications, and such other means as may be effective;
    2) articulate an appropriate role for undergraduate research in the experience of undergraduate mathematics majors;
    3) communicate to the leadership and members of MAA, AMS, and SIAM suitable information about effective use of research experiences in the mathematical education of undergraduates;
    4) serve as the official liaison between CUPM and the Mathematics Section of the Council of Undergraduate Research.
    Committee on Two-Year Colleges
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. Christopher D OehrleinChair2/01/20151/31/2018
    Dean GoochMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    James A HamMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Brian HopkinsMember1/01/20146/30/2020Ex Officio, Editor, College Mathematics Journal
    Kathleen D LopezMember2/01/20151/01/20182nd Term
    Philip H MahlerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof. Abraham S MantellMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Teresa A MatsumotoMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Ms. Jane D TannerMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, AMYATC, President
    Dr. Laura L Watkins Member2/01/20171/31/20182nd Term
    Committee Charge
    9/18/20141) to work with mathematics faculty to serve the needs of two-year college students;

    2) to facilitate communication between two-year college mathematics faculty and the MAA; and

    3) to collaborate with other MAA committees to address issues of teaching and learning mathematics in the first two years of college.
    Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Dora Cardenas AhmadiChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Benjamin J GalluzzoMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Theron J HitchmanMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Aihua LiMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Sara L MalecMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    May MeiMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Stacey MuirMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Andy NiedermaierMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Eric R RuggieriMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Peri ShereenMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Mr. Chasen Grady SmithMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Violeta VasilevskaMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    James A WalshMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To encourage and assist faculty in the mathematical sciences in fostering MAA student chapters and to arrange educational and social opportunities and activities at national meetings for undergraduates interested in the mathematical sciences.

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