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Department Liaisons

The MAA Department Liaisons Program links the MAA with mathematics departments across the nation. Built on the former “department representative” program, this program establishes an important two-way communication link between departments and the MAA. In emails to Liaisons, MAA shares information about events, professional development activities, student programs, regional and national teaching awards, and other relevant opportunities. Liaisons are asked to distribute this information to their department colleagues and to respond with comments and suggestions from them for ways the MAA can better serve their departments.

View and share the latest MAA Liaison news here.

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Another important goal of the MAA Liaisons Program is to strengthen the ties between departments and MAA Sections. Section officers are informed of the names and addresses of the MAA Department Liaisons within their Sections so they can communicate directly with Liaisons on matters of importance to the Sections. Some sections link Liaisons electronically, and others bring Liaisons together at Section meetings. Each Section has its own Liaison Coordinator.


The MAA's goal is to have every mathematical sciences department in the US and Canada represented by a Liaison in order to facilitate effective communication. To learn more about the program, please review the Liaison Responsibilities.

To designate or update the Liaison contact for your department, please email

If you have other questions about the program or the committee, please contact Cal Van Niewaal, chair of the MAA Committee on Departmental Liaisons.