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Council on Prizes and Awards

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof. Christine StevensChair2/01/20141/31/2018
Dr Sylvia T BozemanMember2/01/20161/31/2019
Ezra A BrownMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Prof. Carl C CowenMember1/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Stephen L DavisMember2/01/20141/31/2017
Sarah J GreenwaldMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Jill Catherine PipherMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Jon W ScottMember2/01/20151/31/2018
Robert A StyerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Committee Charge
12/10/2010To review on a regular basis all existing and proposed MAA awards with respect to:

  1. The amount of the award stipend
  2. The frequency of the award
  3. The criteria for giving the award
  4. The procedures for determining the award recipient(s) and
make recommendations to the Board of Governors on these and any other issues that may arise involving prizes and awards.

In addition, the council shall recommend to the appropriate body procedures for the establishment of new awards.

Approved by the Board of Governors, August 4, 2010
Ad Hoc Solow Award Committee
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Ezra A BrownChair6/16/2015
Prof Robert A BeezerMember6/16/2015
Sommer Elizabeth GentryMember6/16/2015
Prof. Angie M HodgeMember6/16/2015
Dr John P Holcomb JrMember6/16/2015
Committee Charge
6/16/2015To select the first recipient of the Solow Award who is to be recognized at MathFest 2016 in Columbus, OH.

Develop formal guidelines, policies, and procedures based on the elements of the approved agreement that would guide an eventual MAA committee to solicit and review nominations for the award.

Committee established June 2015
AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on the Morgan Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Jacob FoxMember2/01/201412/31/2017AMS Representative
Anant P GodboleMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Dr Steven J LeonMember2/01/20141/31/2017SIAM Representative
Melanie E Matchett-WoodMember2/01/20161/31/2019AMS Representative
Sarah D OlsonMember2/01/20151/31/2018SIAM Representative
Prof Ken OnoMember2/01/20161/31/2019
Committee Charge
5/20/2013To receive nominations for the AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Morgan Prize for Undergraduate Research from the AMS secretary, select the winner(s) of the prize, and submit the name(s) of prize winner(s) and those to receive honorable mention, along with citations appropriate for a prize booklet, to the Secretary of MAA no later than September 1 of the year prior to the award.

Committee Composition
This AMS-MAA-SIAM joint committee is to consist of six members, each to serve for a term of three years, two appointed by the President of each society. The chair of the committee rotates on an annual basis with the cycle established by:
     2015 MAA,
     2016 AMS,
     2017 SIAM.
Committee on Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof. Megan M KerrChair7/01/20146/30/2016
Dr Walter R StromquistConsultant1/16/20106/30/2016Ex Officio, Editor of Mathematics Magazine
Dr. Michael A BrilleslyperMember7/01/20156/30/2019
Keith E MellingerMember7/01/20146/30/2016
Judith A PalagalloMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select the winner(s) of the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award given annually to recognize outstanding expository articles published in Mathematics Magazine. The committee's report to the MAA Secretary includes the name(s) along with a citation tht indicates the rationale for the commitee's decision and is easily adapted for the prize booklet.

Committee Composition

This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years. Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.

The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

The editor of Mathematics Magazine shall serve as a consultant on the committee during their term as editor and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof. Thomas R HagedornChair2/01/20161/31/2018
Sheldon AxlerMember1/01/20151/31/2019
John F BukowskiMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Dr Erica L FlapanMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Dr. Jeff R KnisleyMember2/01/20151/31/2018
Bozenna J Pasik-DuncanMember2/01/20161/31/2020
Dr. Jacci WhiteMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Bruce W YoshiwaraMember1/01/20151/31/2019
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To recommend to the Board of Governors for confirmation the winner(s) (up to three) of the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award given annually to recognize college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions. The recommendation to the Board should include the names along with a citation that indicates the rationale for the committee's recommendation and is easily adapted for the prize booklet.

Additional duties, in support of this primary charge are as follows;

For the whole committee:
An annual meeting of the committee at the joint AMS-MAA winter meetings. Ongoing review of policy and procedure (eligibility guidelines, nomination form, selection process, rules for who may be selected for the award); suggested changes to be reviewed by the Coordinating Council on Awards, and when necessary, approved by the Executive Council and Board of Governors. Review of all nomination packets received by the National Secretary by March 1 (and forwarded to committee members), and selection (by a multi-screening process and discussion by email) of the final candidates for the Haimo Award, to be recommended to the Board of Governors for approval at their summer meeting at Mathfest.

For the chair of the committee:
Maintain current information on the MAA Section Teaching Award and Haimo Award web sites (by informing the national MAA webmaster of updates in a timely manner).
1/05/2011Committee Composition
The Haimo committee shall consist of eight members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. two new members each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill and unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on Edyth May Sliffe Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Charles Ray Garner Jr.Chair2/01/20161/31/2019
Mark E SaulConsultant1/01/20151/31/2020MAA Staff
Judith L CovingtonMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Dr Jerrold W GrossmanMember7/01/20146/30/2017Ex Officio, Chair AMC 12
Dr Norbert J KuenziMember7/01/20146/30/2017Ex Officio, AMC 8
Dr. Cathy S LiebarsMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Dr. Tina H StraleyMember2/01/20161/31/20192nd Term
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select winners of the Edyth May Sliffe Awards given annually to individuals who use mathematical competitions as a way of encouraging, mentoring, and involving students in the study of mathematics. At least 20 awards will be given each year. The committees decisions are to be sent to the Director of Competitions at MAA headquarters.

Committee Composition
The Sliffe Committee shall consist of at least three appointed members and the following two ex-officio members: the Chair of the AMC 8 Subcommittee and the Chair of the AMC12 Subcommittee. The Director of the AMC is a consultant to the committee

The appointed members shall have a non-renewable term of three years.

The terms of the appointed members are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).

The Chair shall be an appointed member of the Committee.

Former appointed members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of three years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

Original charges approved by the Executive and Finance Committees, August 6, 1988.

Updated charges approved by Board of Governors August 2013
Committee on External Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Robert L DevaneyChair2/01/20151/31/2017Ex officio, Past President
Prof Gerald J PorterMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Dr. Francis Edward Su PhDMember2/01/20151/31/2017Ex officio, President
Ann E WatkinsMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To identify external awards and nominating MAA candidates for those awards.

The Past President becomes the chair of the external awards committee for two years until there is a new Past President.
Committee on George Polya Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Natacha Camara Fontes-MerzChair7/01/20136/30/2016
Brian HopkinsConsultant7/01/20146/30/2020CMJ
Prof Curtis GreeneMember7/01/20146/30/2018
Meredith Lynn GreerMember7/01/20136/30/2017
David PerkinsMember7/01/20156/30/2019
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select outstanding expository articles published in the College Mathematics Journal. Committee members should not serve over a period when they have an article that would be eligible for the award.

Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years. Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.

The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

The editor of The College Mathematics Journal shall serve as a consultant on the committee during their term as editor and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on George Polya Lecturers
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Colin C AdamsChair2/01/20131/31/2017
Prof. Richard J ClearyMember1/01/20151/31/2019
Dr. Suzanne Ingrid DoreeMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Dr Carl B PomeranceMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select the George Polya Lecturer annually.

Committee Composition
The Polya Lecture Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.

The terms are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term fo one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on Henry L. Alder Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Eric S EggeChair2/01/20151/31/2017
Dr. J Alan AlewineMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Dr. Joy Denise LindMember1/01/20151/31/2019
Jennifer McLoud-MannMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Committee Charge
3/28/2011To select the winners of the Alder Awards given annually to recognize honor beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. The committee's report to the MAA Secretary includes the names along with a citation that indicates rationale for the committee's decision and is easily adapted for the prize booklet. Guidelines for the Alder Award can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/teaching-awards/henry-l-alder-award/alder-award-guidelines.

Committee Composition
The Alder Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.

The terms are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee On Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Tanya L LeiseChair7/01/20156/20/2018
Dr Scott T ChapmanConsultant1/01/20126/30/2018Ex Officio, Editor of American Mathematical Monthly
Prof. Stephan Ramon GarciaMember7/01/20156/30/2019
Ms Aimee S JohnsonMember7/01/20126/30/2016
Prof. Margaret M RobinsonMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select outstanding expository articles published in the American Mathematical Monthly.

Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.


Appointments to this committee begin on July 1. The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

The editor of the American Mathematical Monthly shall serve as a consultant on the committee during theirterm as editor and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on the Annie and John Selden Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Rina ZazkisChair2/01/20151/31/2017
Thomas P DickMember1/01/20151/31/2019
Prof. Mary K HeidMember1/01/20151/31/2019
Dr. Margaret KinzelMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Dr Annie A SeldenMember2/10/20051/31/2050Consultant
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select the winner of the Selden Prize given semiannually to recognize research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME). The committe's report to the MAA Secretary includes the name along with a citation that indicates the rationale for the committee's decision and is easily adapted for the prize booklet.

The aim of this prize is to promote and recognize research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME). It is to be given every other year to a researcher who has been in the field at most ten years; that is, it has been at most 10 years since her/his Ph.D. in mathematics education, or for those not holding a doctorate in education, since publication of her/his first paper in RUME. The recipient should have a significant record of published work in RUME, normally several articles in reputable journals, or in Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education (which is refereed like a research journal). Membership in MAA is not required for recipients of the Prize.

The Prize is to be presented during the Prize Session of the MathFest in the summer of alternate years. The recipient is to be decided by a Selden Prize Committee that is appointed by the President of MAA in consultation with the Executive Committee of SIGMAA on RUME.

The Prize is to include a certificate and a citation, written by the selection Committee, published as part of the Joint Mathematics Meetings Prize Session, and posted on the SIGMAA on RUME website.

Committee Composition:
The Selden Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed in consultation with the Executive Committee of the SIGMAA on RUME, for a non-renewable term of four years.
Each recipient of the Prize is to be invited to serve on the Committee for the next four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e.two new members in each odd numbered year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim o
Committee on the Beckenbach Book Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Daniel J HrozencikChair2/01/20161/31/2018
Jeanne LaDukeMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Mr Glen R Van BrummelenMember1/01/20151/31/2019
Prof Sylvia M WiegandMember1/01/20151/31/2017
Committee Charge
1/28/2011The Beckenbach Book Prize, established in 1986, is the successor to the MAA Book Prize established in 1982. It is named for the late Edwin Beckenbach, a long-time leader in the publications program of the Association and a well-known professor of mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. The Prize of $2,500 is intended to recognize the author(s) of a distinguished, innovative book published by the MAA and to encourage the writing of such books. The award is not given on a regularly scheduled basis. To be considered for the Beckenbach Prize a book must have been published during the five years preceding the Award.

Committee Composition
The Beckenbach Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on the Chauvenet Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof. Susan Jane ColleyChair2/01/20161/31/2017
Nathan Carlson CarterMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Prof. Susan Jane ColleyMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Dr. Susan Hammond MarshallMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Timothy J PenningsMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To recommend to the Board of Governors for confirmation the winner of the Chauvenet prize given annually to the author of an outstanding expository article on a mathematical topic. The recommendation to the Board should include the name along with a citation that indicates rational for the committee's recommendation and is easily adapted for the prize booklet. Guidelines for the Chauvenet Prize can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards/chauvenet-prizes/chauvenet-prize-regulations.

Committee Composition
The Chauvenet Prize Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years acting as committee chair in the last year of his or her term.

The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).

Committee members should not serve over a period of time when they have an article that might be eligible for the award.

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on the David Robbins Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
David M BressoudChair2/01/20141/31/2018
Rebecca GoldinMember1/01/20121/31/2018
Prof. Fan Chung GrahamMember1/01/20141/31/2020
Dr. Robin PemantleMember2/01/20141/31/2020
Committee Charge
3/25/2011To select the winner of the Robbins Prize given every three years to recognize one or more authors of an outstanding paper in algebra, combinatorics, or discrete mathematics. The Committee's report to the MAA Secretary should include the name(s) along with a citation that indicates the rationale for the committees decision and is easily adapted for the prize booklet. Guidelines for the Robbins Prize can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards/robbins-prizes-0.

Committee Composition
The Robbins Award Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of six years.

Two members shall be appointed in each year that equals two mod 3.

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of six years, except that members appointed to fill an unexpired term of less than three years may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

Members of the committee should be selected who are familiar with the fields eligible for the prize, algebra, combinatorics, and discrete mathematics. Ideally, the committee should include one or more mathematicians from outside of academia and someone who knew David Robbins or his work.
Committee on the Euler Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Dennis M DeturckChair2/01/20151/31/2017
Prof. Richard Sheldon PalaisMember2/01/20151/31/2017
Shahriar ShahriariMember1/01/20161/31/2021
Angela SpalsburyMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Prof Steven H StrogatzMember1/01/20151/31/2020
Prof Daina TaiminaMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Committee Charge
8/31/2011To recommend to the Board of Governors for confirmation the winner of the Euler Book prize given annually to recognize an outstanding book about mathematics. The recommendation to the Board includes the name along with a citation that indicates rationale for the committee's recommendtion and is easily adapted for the prize booklet. Guidelines for the Euler prize can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards/euler-book-prize.
3/25/2011Committee Composition
The Euler Committee shall consist of five members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of five years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of five years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee On the Mary P. Dolciani Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
David R StoneChair2/01/20151/31/2017
Dr. William Cole AbramMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Judith V GrabinerMember10/01/20131/31/2017
Dr William A Hawkins JrMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Elizabeth MayfieldMember10/01/20131/13/2017
Ms. Susan Schwartz WildstromMember2/01/20151/31/2018
Glenn H StevensMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Committee Charge
9/16/2013To recommend to the Board of Governors for confirmation the winner of the Mary P. Dolciani Award given annually to recognize a pure or applied mathematician who is making a distinguished contribution to the mathematical education of K-16 students in the United States or Canada. The recommendation to the Board should include the name along with a citation that indicates the rationale for the committee's recommendation and is easily adapted for the prize booklet. Guidelines for the Dolciani Award can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/service-awards/dolciani-award/dolciani-award-guidelines.

Committee Composition
The Mary P. Dolciani Award Committee shall consist of six members, each appointed for a nonrenewable term of three years. The terms are staggered (i.e., two new members each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of three years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed for a full term.

The Committee was approved by the Board of Governors on January 8, 2013 at the Board of Governors meeting in San Diego, CA.
Committee on the Merten Hasse Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof Thomas Marshall FioreChair2/01/20161/31/2018
Prof. William C DickinsonMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Ursula WhitcherMember1/01/20161/31/2020
Committee Charge
1/28/2011The Merten Hasse Prize is for a noteworthy expository paper appearing in an Association publication, at least one of whose authors is less than forty years of age at the time of acceptance of the paper. The committee is charged with nominating a recipient for this prize. The nomination must be approved by the Board of Governors. Committee members should not serve over a period when they have an article that would be eligible for the award.
Committee Composition
The Hasse Award Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.

Two members shall be appointed for terms beginning in each even numbered year.

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on the Trevor Evans Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Ryan Skip GaribaldiChair7/01/20156/30/2016
David S Richeson, PHDConsultant7/01/20156/30/2020Editor, Math Horizons
Jeffrey BoernerMember7/01/20146/30/2018
Denny GulickMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Jennifer L LangdonMember7/01/20156/30/2019
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To select the winner of the Trevor Evans Award given annually to recognize an author or authors of an exceptional article that is accessible to undergraduates and published during the preceding year in Math Horizons. The Committee's report to the MAA Secretary includes the name(s) along with a citation that indicates rationale for the committee's decision and is easily adapted for the prize booklet. Guidelines for the Trevor Evans Award can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards/trevor-evans-awards.

Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years. Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.

The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

The editor of Math Horizons shall serve as a consultant on the committee during their term and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on the Yueh-Gin Gung and Charles Y. Hu Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Douglas E EnsleyChair1/01/20161/31/2018
Dr. Annalisa CrannellMember2/01/20141/31/2017
Dr William James LewisMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Joanne V PeeplesMember1/01/20151/31/2018
James J TattersallMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To recommend to the Board of Governors for confirmation the winner of the Gung and Hu Award given annually to recognize distinguished contributions to mathematics and mathematical education, in one particular aspect or many, and in a short period or over a career. Guidelines for the Gung and Hu award can be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/service-awards/gung-and-hu-award-for-distinguished-service.

Committee Composition
The Gung/Hu Committee shall consist of six members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of three years.

The terms are staggered (i.e. two new members each year).

Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of three years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

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