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Council on Meetings and Professional Development

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Virginia M BuchananChair2/01/20141/31/2018
Prof. Julie A BarnesMember2/01/20151/31/2018Professional Development
Lynette J BoosMember2/01/20151/31/2018Contributed Papers
Satyan L DevadossMember1/01/20161/31/2019Closing Banquet
Prof. Michael G HenleMember1/01/20158/31/2016Invited Address for MathFest 2016
Daniel J HrozencikMember1/01/20168/31/2017IA MF 2017
Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember1/01/20161/31/2017IA JMM 2017
Leigh LunsfordMember2/01/20151/31/2018Minicourses
Maeve L McCarthyMember1/01/20161/31/2019Invited Paper Sessions
Teri J MurphyMember2/01/20141/31/2017At Large, 2nd Term
Rebecca PatriasMember1/01/20141/31/2017At Large
Robert D PoodiackMember2/01/20141/31/2017At Large
Dr. Jody M SorensenMember2/01/20161/31/2019Panels, Posters, and Workshops
Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
Committee Charge

  • Oversee professional development activities provided to MAA members, including those at national meetings.

  • Suggest new opportunities for professional development.

  • Coordinate and support the work of those committees devoted to professional development and meetings.

  • Coordinate the planning of each national meeting by working with the appropriate program and other committees.

  • Make recommendations for implementing strategic planning recommendations.
  • ad hoc Committee on the Distinguished Lecture Series
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Joseph A GallianChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd term
    Mr John F MahoneyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Amy E Shell-GellaschMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    ad hoc Invited Addresses For JMM 2016 Seattle, WA
    Ad Hoc Invited Addresses For JMM 2017 Atlanta
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanChair8/15/20151/31/2017
    Prof. Mohamed OmarMember8/27/20151/31/2017
    Randall J PruimMember8/27/20151/31/2017
    Dr Edward R ScheinermanMember8/27/20151/31/2017
    Gerard A VenemaMember8/27/20151/31/2017
    Talitha M WashingtonMember8/27/20151/31/2017
    Carolyn YackelMember8/27/20151/31/2017
    Committee Charge
    9/24/2015To recommend the five MAA invited lecturers for JMM 2017.
    ad hoc Invited Addresses For Mathfest 2016 Columbus OH
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. Michael G HenleChair1/01/20148/15/2016
    Dr. Alex CapaldiMember1/01/20148/15/2016
    Dr. Matthew Edward DeLongMember1/01/20148/15/2016
    Scott B GutheryMember1/01/20148/15/2016
    Dr Aparna W HigginsMember1/01/20148/15/2016
    Dr. Victor J KatzMember1/01/20148/15/2016
    Dr. Robert W VallinMember4/16/20149/01/2016
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20148/15/2016Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    9/24/2015To recommend the three invited lectueres for MathFest 2016.
    Ad Hoc Invited Addresses For Mathfest 2017 Chicago
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Daniel J HrozencikChair8/15/20158/31/2017
    George E AndrewsMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Dr. Matt BoelkinsMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Dr Ron BuckmireMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Michael A JonesMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Gerard A VenemaMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Prof. Helen WongMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Committee Charge
    9/24/2015To recommend three invited lecturers for MathFest 2017.
    AMS MAA JMM Joint Invited Address JMM 2016
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address Committee Mathfest 2017
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Erika CamachoMember2/01/20151/31/2017AMS Representative
    Prof. Michael G HenleMember8/14/20159/01/2016MAA Representative
    Dr. Karen SaxeMember2/01/20151/31/2017AMS Representative
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address JMM 2017 Atlanta
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Erika CamachoChair2/01/20161/31/2017AMS Representative
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember8/24/20151/31/2017MAA Representative
    Prof Mihnea PopaMember2/01/20161/31/2017AMS Representative
    Dr. Karen SaxeMember2/01/20161/31/2017AMS Representative
    James J TattersallMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Mathfest Address Committee 2016
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Erika CamachoMember2/01/20159/01/2016AMS Representative
    Deanna B HaunspergerMember9/30/20159/01/2016MAA Representative
    Prof. Michael G HenleMember2/01/20159/01/2016MAA Representative
    Stephen F KennedyMember9/30/20159/01/2016MAA Representative
    Dr. Karen SaxeMember2/01/20159/01/2016AMS Representative
    AMS-MAA Exhibits Advisory Subcommittee of the Joint Meetings
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20091/31/2019MAA
    Committee Charge
    11/01/1993 To provide a forum for the discussion of all phases of commercial exhibits at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) and their effect on the meeting and its participants.

    To serve as the Joint Meetings Committee's (JMC) channel for communications to and cooperation with exhibitors, participants and staff regarding the commercial exhibits.

    To recommend to the JMC actions which will improve and expand the commercial exhibit activity.

    To give advice to the JMC regarding proposed changes to exhibit operations.

    The committee is also encouraged to be active in seeking and generating ideas for improvement rather than simply responding to submissions.
    AMS-MAA Joint Meetings Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Gerard A VenemaChair1/01/20091/31/2019MAA Associate Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201212/31/2016MAA ED
    Prof Carla D SavageMember2/01/20131/31/2018AMS Secretary
    Committee Charge
    6/03/2011 To govern and oversee all phases of the conduct of the January Joint Mathematics Meetings. This includes site selection (subject to final approval by the AMS's Secretary and Associate Secretary, and the MAA's Board of Governors), approving and scheduling all items on the program, and all organizational and financial aspects (e.g., registration fees) of the meeting.


  • The Committee is joint and standing
  • The number of members is 5. All members serve ex officio
  • Members consist of Executive Directors both of AMS and MAA, the AMS Secretary, the MAA Associate Secretary and the AMS Director of Meetings, who is a nonvoting member.
  • The Chair alternates on an annual basis between the AMS (even-numbered years) and the MAA (odd-numbered years).
  • AMS-MAA Mathfest Program Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Joseph A GallianMember2/07/2012MAA Representative
    Robert W GhristMember2/07/2012AMS Representative
    Prof. Ami RadunskayaMember2/07/2012AMS representative
    AWM-MAA Joint Committee on the Etta Z. Falconer Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Carlos Castillo-ChavezMember2/01/20141/31/2017AMS Representative
    Colm K MulcahyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Joni Burnette PirnotMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To choose AWM-MAA Etta Z. Falconer Lecturer for summer MAA MathFest.

    Recommendations should include at least two names (ranked) with background and contact information for each of the nominees. The decision of the committee should be sent to the President of AWM, and both the Secretary and Associate Secretary of the MAA.

    The Associate Secretary of the MAA shall issue the invitation to the first person on the list on behalf of AWM and MAA, with the second person as backup, etc.

    Nominations for this honor shall be received by the Associate Secretary of the MAA no later than September 30 of the year preceding the MathFest at which the lecture is to be presented.
    Carriage House Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    David T KungChair2/01/20161/31/2017
    Mr Gerald L AlexandersonMember2/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof Joseph AuslanderMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Prof. James W DanielMember9/06/20111/31/2017Ex Officio as Treasurer
    Prof Mary W GrayMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Alice PetilloMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Daniel H UllmanMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To oversee the use of the Halmos Endowment Fund to support programs in the Carriage House. The committee will establish procedures and policies for the use of the earnings of the Fund. The committee will review the schedule of programs held in the Carriage House and make recommendations to the Executive Committee and to other MAA committees, as appropriate, on program ideas and changes to programs that are offered in order for the Carriage House programs to meet the goals set for the facility.
    Committee on Invited Paper Sessions
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Maeve L McCarthyChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. David Anthony BrownMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Jessica M LibertiniMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Susan R LoeppMember1/01/20151/31/2017
    Sarah Crown RundellMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    1/12/2010 To:

  • review and recommend policy for inclusion of Invited Paper Sessions in the program on MAA national meetings;
  • contact potential organizers of Invited Paper Sessions and assist them in developing sessions that ensure substantial mathematical content in the MAA program at each national meeting;
  • work with the Program Committee for each meeting to provide a coherent and balanced program; and
  • monitor and evaluate Invited Paper Sessions as they are offered.
  • Committee on Minicourses
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    M Leigh LunsfordChair2/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof. Catherine A BuellMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Jeffrey W ClarkMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    William D EmersonMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Thomas L FitzkeeMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    Curtis D HerinkMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    Heidi HulsizerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Thomas LofaroMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Daniel Robert MoseleyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Sarah G RaynorMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Ann C StewartMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    James S WisemanMember2/01/20141/31/2017
    Committee Charge
    2/04/2011To coordinate minicourses at MathFest and the Joint Mathematics Meetings each year.

    This includes appointing a member of the committee to serve as the minicourse coordinator for each meeting, arranging for course monitors, conducting course evaluations, and providing guidelines for minicourse presenters, monitors and coordinators.

    Monitor minicourses. This includes taking and verifying attendance, assisting the presenters, collecting participant data and evaluations, and ensuring that courses run as smoothly as possible.

    Review the evaluations of minicourses to gain information regarding participant views on minicourses and suggested topics for future minicourses. The committee may encourage presenters of successful minicourses to consider repeating the minicourse at a future meeting. The committee may also contact leaders in the field in an effort to offer minicourses on recommended topics.

    Evaluate minicourse proposals and select those to be included in the slate of minicourses as well as make recommendations to improve proposals. October-November for MathFest; January-March for the Joint Mathematics Meetings). Attention is given so that the slate of minicourses covers a range of timely topics.

    Provide the MAA Staff with the necessary information on each minicourse by way of the Minicourse Profiles so that each can be publicized and scheduled with the appropriate technological and logistical needs.

    Periodically review MAA policies regarding minicourses and make recommendations for changes as appropriate.
    Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Jody M SorensenChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Sharon FrechetteMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr Troy GoodsellMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Andrew J HetzelMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Karen LangeMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Sarah MarshMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. David TaylorMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr Tamara VeenstraMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    12/10/2010To recommend and review policy on the inclusion of panel discussions, poster sessions, and workshops (other than minicourses and short courses) in MAA national meetings. To evaluate and recommend proposals for the MAA scientific program at national meetings in accordance with that policy.
    Committee on Professional Development
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. Julie A BarnesChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Louis Andre DeaettMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Ms. Jessica M DeshlerMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Linda McGuireMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Randall J PruimMember2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
    Steven J SchlickerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. David Torain IIMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Long WangMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge

  • Periodically review and summarize the scope of MAA professional development opportunities available to members
  • Look for gaps in the professional development opportunities currently offered by the MAA and make suggestions to the Council on Meetings & Professional Development to address these deficiencies
  • Coordinate with other MAA committees that provide professional development opportunities
  • Identify trends and focus areas that may be of wide interest to members and seek ways of providing professional development opportunities within those areas
  • Communicate with section representatives regarding ideas for sections to provide professional development opportunities at the local/regional level.
  • Meet at Mathfest or the JMM as needed, but at least once per calendar year
  • Have a formal relationship with the PREP management team as described below:

    This committee was formed in 1988.
  • Committee on Sessions of Contributed Papers
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Lynette J BoosChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Feryal AlayontMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Timothy D ComarMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Pamela GorkinMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Gizem KaraaliMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr Emelie A KenneyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Douglas E NortonMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Kimberly J PresserMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Talmage James ReidMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Melvin G RoyerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Lisbeth SchaubroeckMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Aliza A SteurerMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    John H WilsonMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Holly S ZulloMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Committee Charge

    Periodically review MAA policy regarding contributed paper sessions and make recommendations to the Council on Meetings and Professional Development for changes as appropriate;

    Evaluate paper session proposals in advance of each meeting (October for MathFest; January for the Joint Mathematics Meetings);

    Collect data on attendance and the number of talks offered at each session;

    Make recommendations to organizers to improve session foci and descriptions if deemed necessary;

    Ensure that each meeting has a coherent and balanced slate of contributed paper sessions that emphasizes sessions with substantial mathematical content and scholarly research;

    Identify subject areas appropriate for future paper sessions and promote proposals in these topic areas;

    Provide the MAA staff with the necessary logistical needs for each paper session and provide session summaries so that each can be publicized;

    Arrange for at least two committee members to co-organize each General Contributed Paper Session. The primary responsibilities of a GCPS organizer are to schedule the GCPS presentations, contact speakers, and arrange for session monitors. Each committee member is expected to co-organize at least one GCPS during his/her term.
    Committee On the Closing Banquet
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Satyan L DevadossChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Arthur T BenjaminMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr Barbara T FairesMember2/01/20151/31/2020Secretary
    Prof. Monika KissMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To select and invite the speaker and emcee for the annual MathFest Closing Banquet. Once selected the names should be forwarded to the Associate Secretary.

    The committee consults with the MAA staff about all other arrangements for the dinner.
    Committee on the Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ravi D VakilChair2/01/20141/31/2017
    Thomas F BanchoffMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Matthew Edward DeLongMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. James A SellersMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Zvezdelina Entcheva StankovaMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Judy L WalkerMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To nominate the Hedrick lecturer.

    At each of its summer meetings, the Association shall sponsor a series of expository lecturers, not to exceed three in number, to be known as the Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures.

    The nomination must be approved by the Board of Governors.
    Committee on the James R. C. Leitzel Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Laurie HeyerChair2/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Matt BoelkinsMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Barbara D'AmbrosiaMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. Angie M HodgeMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    David T KungMember8/01/20148/31/2018Project NExT Director
    Committee on the Policy on Media Recording
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr Barbara T FairesMember2/01/20151/31/2020Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/24/201212/31/2016MAA Staff
    Dr. Francis Edward Su PhDMember2/01/20151/31/2017President
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To handle requests for media recording of MAA meetings, lectures, courses, and workshops and to recommend MAA policy for these requests.
    Meeting Management Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. James W DanielMember9/07/20111/31/2017Ex Officio, Treasurer
    Dr Barbara T FairesMember2/01/20152/01/2020Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201212/31/2016Ex Officio, Executive Director
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20141/31/2019Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    1/04/2012To oversee the annual summer meeting of the MAA.

    Responsibilities include business and logistical management, sites for future meetings, and recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding registration fees and the participation of other organizations. In addition, the Committee will periodically review the overall structure of the scientific program and make recommendations for changes to the Associate Secretary.

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