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Council on Programs and Students in the Mathematical Science

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Kay B SomersChair2/01/20131/31/2017Elected by Board
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
Stuart F BoersmaMember1/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, CRAFTY
Prof. Elizabeth A BurroughsMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, COMET
Jason DoumaMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines
Prof. Estela GavostoMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Graduate Students
Jill E GuerraMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Articulation and Placement
Prof. Christopher D OehrleinMember1/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, COmmittees on Two-Year Colleges
Dr Martha J SiegelMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair Committee on Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics
ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Statistics Education
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Iwan PratonChair2/01/201512/31/2016MAA Representative, 2nd Term
Michael A PosnerCo-Chair2/01/201512/31/2016MAA Representative
Dr. Abra BrisbinMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
Dr Laura M ChiharaMember2/01/20111/31/2017ASA Representative
Dr. Danny KaplanMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Patti Frazer LockMember2/24/201612/31/2018ASA Representative
Dr. Roxy PeckMember1/01/201012/31/2017ASA Education Council Liaison
Randall J PruimMember1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Dr. Eric ReyesMember1/01/20161/31/2019
James C ScottMember1/01/20121/31/2017ASA Representative
Dexter C Whittinghill, IIIMember2/24/201612/31/2018ASA 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.
  • Basic Library List Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Darren B GlassChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Julie Catherine BeierMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Rachelle BouchatMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Sarah BryantMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Fernando GouveaMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Editor, Math Reviews
    Allen C HibbardMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Britney HopkinsMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Gertrud L KrautMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Yves G NievergeltMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Nathan H ReffMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Kay E SmithMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    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
    Jill E GuerraChair2/01/20141/31/2017
    Mr Lewis R HirschMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Mr Keith E HubbardMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Julie A LetellierMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Ms Frances B LichtmanMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Ms. Jane D TannerMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Offficio, AMATYC Representative
    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 on Assessment
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. William O MartinChair2/01/20141/31/2017
    John CarterMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Sarah V CookMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Aimee J EllingtonMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. James A Mendoza EppersonMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Beste GuclerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. James HamblinMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    Ms. Miriam Harris-BotzumMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    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
    Prof. Estela GavostoChair2/01/20141/31/20173rd Term
    Spencer BagleyMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Alexander GarverMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Edray Herber Goins PhDMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Rachel SchwellMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Mark R SnavelyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    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
    Prof. Peter G. AndrewsMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr Karl-Dieter S CrismanMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Kristina Cole GarrettMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr Troy R HamlettMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Manmohan KaurMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Charlotte A Knotts-ZidesMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Hieu NguyenMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    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
    Prof. David C CarothersMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Ben J FordMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr Deborah L GochenaurMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Bonnie GoldMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Robert Matthew KleinMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Yvonne LaiMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Karen D MorganMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    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
    Mr Henry L CohnChair2/01/20141/31/2017
    Mr Gerald L AlexandersonMember2/01/20121/31/20173rd Term Associate Director (2012, 2007)
    Harm DerksenMember2/24/20161/31/2019
    Prof Leonard F KlosinskiMember2/01/20121/31/20173rd Term (2012, 2007), Director
    Dr Mark I KrusemeyerMember2/01/20121/31/20172nd Term (2012), Associate Director
    Prof. Byron WaldenMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    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
    Brigitte LahmeMember2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
    Krystina K LeganzaMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Michael OehrtmanMember2/01/20151/01/20182nd Term
    Laura Jean SchmidtMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Mary D ShepherdMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    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
    Dr Martha J SiegelChair2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Kathy AndristMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Patrick BahlsMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Michael BealsMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Michael E BoardmanMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Ricardo CortezMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Stephen DeBackerMember2/01/20151/31/2018AMS Representative
    Mary R ParkerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Mary Elizabeth PilgrimMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Michael StarbirdMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Elizabeth Townsend MilicevicMember2/01/20151/31/2018AMS Representative
    Dr. Gary W TowsleyMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr Elizabeth G YanikMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Katherine A YoshiwaraMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd 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
    Michael C AxtellMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    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. Sarah L MabroukMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Eric S MarlandMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Jennifer Firkins NordstromMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Victor PierceyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    2/01/2013 is to monitor ongoing developments with the intention of eventually making general recommendations concerning the first two years of collegiate mathematics.
    Subcommittee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm EndsComments
    Jason DoumaChair2/01/20141/31/20171st Term as Chair
    Timothy P ChartierMember2/01/20161/31/2018
    Jennifer R GalovichMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Sommer Elizabeth GentryMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Charles R HadlockMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Fern Y HuntMember2/01/20161/31/2018
    Dr. Mark M MaxwellMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011The Subcommittee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines (MAD) is a subcommittee of CUPM. Its major responsibilities are:
    1. to lead and promote initiatives concerned with interdisciplinary courses/programs
    2. applications of mathematics
    Subcommittee on Research By Undergraduates
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm EndsComments
    Rebecca GarciaChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Chris ChristensenMember2/01/20151/01/20172nd Term
    Michael A KarlsMember2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Heather A MoonMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Angel Ramon PinedaMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Mr Gareth E RobertsMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Thomas Q SibleyMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Prof James SolazzoMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Thomas WakefieldMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. Aklilu ZelekeMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    3/15/2011 is to:
    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 GoochMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    Mr 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 Member1/01/20141/31/2017
    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
    Jennifer A BergnerMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Benjamin J GalluzzoMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Theron J HitchmanMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Cynthia J HuffmanMember9/17/20142/01/2017Kappa Mu Epsilon Representative
    Dr. Aihua LiMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Lisa E MaranoMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    May MeiMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Andy NiedermaierMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Pamela Anne RichardsonMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Jennifer Belinda SchaeferMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Mr. Chasen Grady SmithMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Eve A TorrenceMember2/01/20141/31/2017PME Representative
    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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