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Barbara Faires - MAA Secretary

Barbara Faires has been active in MAA since joining the faculty at Westminster College and beginning the student puzzle session for the Allegheny Mountain Section. She has received the Section's Meritorious Service and Distinguished Teaching Awards and was an initial coordinator of Section NExT.

Barbara joined the MAA Committee on Sections in 1982 and has been on the Executive Committee as Chair of committees: Sections, Audit, Budget, and as First Vice President. She has chaired nominating, awards, and search committees and served on a broad range of MAA committees and strategic planning groups.

Barbara earned her doctorate in mathematics (vector measures and Banach space theory) at Kent State University with adviser Joe Diestel and then studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon University during a sabbatical leave. Her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University is in mathematics and business. She has held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon and Westminster College, Oxford, UK and taught in the early PA Governor's School for the Sciences. Her publications include papers in Transactions and Proceedings of the AMS. At Westminster she has chaired the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, and received both the Henderson Lecture and Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Contact Information:

Barbara T. Faires
MAA Secretary
P. O. Box 15
Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA 16172

Telephone: (724) 946-6268

Margie Rapp
The Mathematical Association of America
Office of Dr. Barbara Faires, Secretary
Westminster College
P.O. Box 15
New Wilmington, PA 16172

Office: (724) 946-6923