The MAA Board of Governors has approved the selection of Michael G. Henle of Oberlin College as the next editor of The College Mathematics Journal (CMJ).
Henle is a graduate of Swarthmore College and earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University. At Oberlin since 1970, he served as mathematics department chair for ten years and has taught courses in computer science, algebra, analysis, differential equations, discrete mathematics, non-Euclidean geometry, and topology. Henle is the author of the textbooks A Combinatorial Introduction to Topology and Modern Geometries: Non-Euclidean, Projective, and Discrete. He has also written for CMJ and Mathematics Magazine.
Bruce Palka, a former editor of The American Mathematical Monthly, has described Henle as one of his best mathematics referees—valued for his breadth of knowledge and for his detailed and instructive referee reports.
Henle is said to have inherited a passion for editing from his grandfather, who was the head of Vanguard Press, which published the first works of Joyce Carol Oates and Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
Henle becomes CMJ Editor Elect in January 2008. Although he does not begin his five-year term until January 2009, Henle already has ideas about how to make CMJ even more attractive to mathematicians, teachers, and students.—H. Waldman