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Council on the Profession

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Amy Cohen CorwinChair2/01/20121/31/2016Elected by the Board of Governors
Dr Joel L CunninghamMember2/01/20131/31/2016Ex Officio, Chair Department Review
Mr Lloyd E DouglasMember2/01/20131/31/2016Ex Officio, Chair of Minority Participation
Dr. Douglas E EnsleyMember2/01/20121/31/2015Ex Officio, Chair, Early Career Mathemeticians
Herbert E KasubeMember2/01/20131/31/2016Status of the Profession
Dr David C ManderscheidMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair, Science Policy Committee
Dr. Kimberly A RothMember2/01/20141/31/2015Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on the Participation of Women
Committee Charges
1/28/2011Established August 1997.
The charge is to advise the Association on issues involving individual mathematicians in the teaching, research, and service activities; and issues affecting the professional responsibilities of mathematics departments within their institutions.

Included among the issues involving individual mathematicians in their teaching and research activities are: teaching loads and class size; professional development and continuing education; rewards and recognition; evaluation of teaching and research; professional ethics ;

Included among the issues affecting the professional responsibilities of mathematics departments within their institutions are: standards for employment and promotion; the role of part-time faculty; responsibilities within the institution for teaching mathematics; relationships with client disciplines; compensation; professional development activities for department chairs.

N.B. This committee should work to help faculty and department chairs be better informed about activities directed to addressing issues affecting collegiate mathematics, such as salaries and operating budgets, preparing and updating the Guidelines.
AMATYC-AMS-ASA-AWM-IMS-MAA-NCTM-SIAM Joint Cmte. On Women
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Christine GuentherCo-Chair2/01/20121/31/2015AMS Representative
Dr Karen M BrucksMember1/01/20131/31/2016AWM Representative
Janet BuckinghamMember1/01/20131/31/2016ASA Representative
Martha CarrMember9/15/20141/01/2016NCTM Representative
Prof. Susanna S EppMember1/01/20131/31/2016AWM Representative
Ms Anne GelbMember1/01/20131/31/2016SIAM Representative
Tanya L LeiseMember1/01/20121/31/2015MAA Representative; 2nd Term
Prof Gerald J PorterMember1/01/20121/31/2015MAA Representative, 2nd Term
Dr Amber L PuhaMember1/01/20111/31/2015IMS Representative
Dr Paula K RobersonMember2/01/20111/31/2017ASA Representative
Dr. Nancy J SattlerMember1/01/20141/31/2017AMATYC Representative
Mr Bernd SturmfelsMember1/01/20141/31/2017AMS Representative
Prof. Jane D TannerMember1/01/20141/31/2017AMATYC Representative
Committee Charges
1/28/2011The charge of this committee is to identify mechanisms for the enhancement of opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences, recommend actions to the governing bodies of the member societies in support of these opportunities, and document its recommendations by presenting data.
AMS-ASA-MAA-SIAM Joint Data Committee
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Richard J ClearyChair2/01/20121/31/2015MAA Representative, 3rd Term
Prof David A CoxMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
Prof. Charles L EpsteinMember2/01/20131/31/2016ASA Representative
Sue C GellerMember1/01/20121/31/2015MAA Representative, 2nd Term
Amanda L Golbeck PhdMember2/01/20131/31/2016ASA Representative
Aloysius HelminckMember2/01/20131/31/2015SIAM Representative, 2nd Term
William Y VelezMember1/01/20121/31/2015AMS Representative
Dr Edward C WaymireMember2/01/20131/31/2016AMS Representative
Committee Charges
9/01/2012To set policies governing the collection and dissemination of data on matters of concern to the U.S. mathematical sciences community. In this capacity, the committee also provides guidance to the staff at the AMS who conduct the relevant data collection through the surveys that constitute the Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences. The Committee is also charged with reporting to the mathematical community, through its chair, by written reports in the Notices of the AMS.
Data collection in the past has included the gathering and interpretation of data on the employment of mathematicians, the annual production of Ph.D.'s in the mathematical sciences, and the tracking of starting salaries, faculty salaries, and graduate programs.
In addition, as charged by the 11/88 ECBT, the Committee should also study the continuing and long-range data gathering needs of the mathematical community and make recommendations to the sponsoring societies concerning the establishment of an ongoing data collection effort that will insure reliable, timely, and usable data on the profession.
The Committee has editorial responsibility for the annual publication Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships in the Mathematical Sciences. The Committee should meet on a regular basis, at least annually, to address the issues that fall within its charge.
AMS-MAA Joint Committee on TAs and Part-Time Instructors
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Janet McShaneChair1/01/20131/31/2015MAA Representative, 2nd Term
Prof. Solomon FriedbergMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
Mr Jeff RemmelMember2/01/20131/31/2015AMS Representative
Dr Tom RobyMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
Committee Charges
6/15/2011The committee shall identify and address concerns related to the orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of teaching assistants and part-time instructors. The committee shall coordinate maintenance of data to establish current situations and practices and dissemination of information through meetings and publications. The committee shall coordinate efforts with other appropriate committees of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
From AMS Council meeting in April 1988, c/oRobert Daverman
AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Sharon ArroyoMember1/01/20131/31/2015SIAM Representative
Dr Linda BraddyMember1/01/2013MAA Staff Deputy Executive Director
Steven FerrucciMember2/01/2013AMS Staff Liaison
Sue C GellerMember1/01/20121/31/2015MAA Representative; 2nd Term
Matthew RicheyMember1/01/20131/31/2016MAA Representative
Ivelisse M RubioMember1/01/20121/31/2015AMS Representative
Prof. Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
Committee on Departmental Review
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Joel L CunninghamChair2/01/20131/31/2016
Jill M DietzMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Prof Ruth HaasMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Dr Camille A McKayleMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Prof Catherine M MurphyMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Dr Elizabeth G YanikMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Committee Charges
1/28/2011To provide guidance to departments engaged in periodic program review. The focus of the Committee is on how the review process helps strengthen departments of mathematical sciences and the role consultants play in this process. The Committee identifies individuals who are prepared to serve as external consultants and maintains and disseminates resources that guide departments and consultants during the review process.
Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Douglas E EnsleyChair2/01/20121/31/20152nd Term (1st as Chair)
Edward F AboufadelMember1/01/20121/31/20152nd Term
Ralucca GeraMember1/01/20131/31/2016Young Mathematicians Network (YMN) Representative
David T KungMember9/01/20148/31/2018Ex Officio, Director of Project NExT
Audrey L MalagonMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Dr Jennifer M McNultyMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Jessica S SidmanMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Dr. Cynthia J WyelsMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Committee Charges
1/04/2012The charge of the MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians is to develop, promote, and oversee programs and services for mathematicians in the early stages of their careers (in the first ten years). This is to include programs already existing in this area, such as Project NExT.
Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Mr Lloyd E DouglasChair2/01/20131/31/2016
Mr Carlos Castillo-ChavezMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Dr. Ricardo CortezMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Mr James A DonaldsonMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Dr Chad D GiustiMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Dr Dawit HaileMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Dr Dawn LottMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Prof. Frank MorganMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Prof. Oscar VegaMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Dr. Talithia WilliamsMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee was formed in 1989 to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Minorities in Mathematics. Specifically, the committee should:

  • Prepare for approval by the MAA Board of Governors a major policy statement which outlines the current situation with respect to mathematics education and minorities from kindergarten through graduate school and which states the need for increasing the number of minorities in mathematics as a top priority of the Association.

  • Put in priority order and set a time-table for the forty-two specific recommendations of the Task Force Prepare for approval by the MAA Board of Governors a national program aimed at improving mathematics education for minorities;

  • Begin the search for outside funding to support the establishment of an office of Minority Participation in mathematics, and to define its responsibilities;

  • Investigate the possibilities for collaborative efforts with other private and public agencies which share the mutual interest of improving mathematics educations for minorities.
  • Committee on the Participation of Women
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Kimberly A RothChair2/01/20141/31/20152nd Term
    Ms. Lida K BarrettMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Jill M DietzMember4/09/20131/31/2016AWM representative
    Dr Allan P DonsigMember1/01/20121/31/2015
    Ms. Semra Kilic-Bahi PhDMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr Colm K MulcahyMember1/01/20121/31/2015
    Dr. Jennifer J QuinnMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Committee Charges
    1/28/2011The charge of the committee is to work for full involvement of women in the affairs of the MAA and to develop MAA activities that will encourage women in careers in mathematical sciences.

    To achieve these objectives the committee is encouraged to:
  • suggest panels and speakers for national meetings,
  • make suggestions to MAA sections, committees, editors, and officers concerning actions that would increase involvement of women in the MAA, and
  • prepare materials (articles, pamphlets, research reports) that will help inform all members of the MAA about issues of importance concerning the participation of women in the MAA.

    This committee was formed in 1987.
  • Committee on the Status of the Profession
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Herbert E KasubeChair2/01/20131/31/2016
    Dr Connie M CampbellMember2/01/20121/31/2015
    Dr Duane A CooperMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Dr. Tim FlowersMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Tyler J JarvisMember1/01/20121/31/20152nd Term
    Robin H LockMember1/01/20121/31/20152nd Term
    Ms Perla L MyersMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Prof Ken OnoMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Dr. Henry J RicardoMember1/01/20121/31/20152nd Term
    Dr. Francis Edward SuMember1/01/20121/31/2015
    Dr Rosemary SullivanMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Science Policy Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr David C ManderscheidChair10/01/20131/31/2017
    Joel M M CohenMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Katherine Dutton CrowleyMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Dr Joel L CunninghamMember1/01/20121/31/2015
    Prof. Robert L DevaneyMember2/01/20131/31/2015Ex Officio, President
    Dr Julian F FleronMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr Daniel L GoroffMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Prof. Robert Eugene MegginsonMember1/01/20121/31/2015
    Dr C G Tino MendezMember1/01/20121/31/2015
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201312/31/2016Ex Officio, Executive Director
    Dr. Katherine S SochaMember1/01/20131/31/2016
    Committee Charges
    1/28/2011
    The charge of the Science Policy Committee is to:
  • discuss and act on questions of policy in relations between the MAA and governmental agencies, and between the MAA and other mathematical and scientific societies;
  • coordinate its discussions and actions with the Office of Governmental and Public Affairs of the Joint Policy Board of Mathematics;
  • identify speakers and panelists for MAA meetings on topics that bear directly on questions of public policy; to report in a timely fashion to the President and Executive Director on any issue that requires prompt action; and
  • report in writing annually to the Board of Governors of MAA.

    The President, Past-President, (for two years) and Executive Director serve on the committee Ex Officio.
  • 1/28/2011The Science Policy Committee was established in 1986.

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