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Council on the Profession

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Richard Alan GillmanChair2/01/20206/30/2024Chair and Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Program Review
Dr. Ron BuckmireMember1/01/20216/30/2024 at-Large Member for Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Carrie Diaz EatonMember7/02/20226/30/2025Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics
Lisa DriskellMember2/01/20196/30/2023Chair, Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
Dr. Deirdre L SmeltzerMember10/14/20216/30/2025Es Officio, Senior Director of Programs
Ms Natasha M SpeerMember1/01/20206/30/2023Ex Officio, Chair of AMS-MAA Joint Committee on TA's and Part-time Instructors
Dr. Laura L Watkins Member2/01/20216/30/2024Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Professional Development
Paul M ZornMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term; Ex Officio, Chair, Science Policy Committee
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To advise the Association on issues involving individual mathematicians in the teaching, research, and service activities; and issues affecting the professional responsibilities of mathematics departments within their institutions.

Included among the issues involving individual mathematicians in their teaching and research activities are: teaching loads and class size; professional development and continuing education; rewards and recognition; evaluation of teaching and research; professional ethics ;

Included among the issues affecting the professional responsibilities of mathematics departments within their institutions are: standards for employment and promotion; the role of part-time faculty; responsibilities within the institution for teaching mathematics; relationships with client disciplines; compensation; professional development activities for department chairs.

N.B. This committee should work to help faculty and department chairs be better informed about activities directed to addressing issues affecting collegiate mathematics, such as salaries and operating budgets, preparing and updating the Guidelines.

Established August 1997.
2/24/2016Committee Composition: The Chair of the Council is appointed by the Board of Directors for a four year term. There is one member-at-large for inclusion. The other members are the Chairs of the following committees: Minority Participation in Mathematics; Professional Development; Participation of Women; Program Reviews; Faculty and Departments; Science Policy and Early Career Mathematicians.
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Monika KissMember5/25/20226/30/2025MAA Representative
Dr. Catherine E KriloffMember1/01/20216/30/2024MAA Representative
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To identify mechanisms for the enhancement of opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences, recommend actions to the governing bodies of the member societies in support of these opportunities, and document its recommendations by presenting data.
AMS-ASA-MAA-SIAM Joint Data Committee
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Stephanie CoolbaughMember2/14/20226/30/2025MAA Representative, Director of Membership
Karl-Dieter S CrismanMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Mary D ShepherdMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Andrew J WhelanMember9/01/2019AMS Representative
Committee Charge
2/01/2018General Description
  1. Committee is standing and joint with ASA, MAA, and SIAM
  2. Number of voting slots is ten: 4 appointed by AMS, 3 by MAA, 2 by ASA, and 1 by SIAM
  3. One non-voting AMS staff member serves ex officio to support the Committee
  4. Voting member term is three years
  5. Voting members are appointed by the presidents of the respective societies; the Committee selects a chair
Principal Activities
The Joint Data Committee studies the continuing and long-range needs of the mathematical sciences community, and it makes recommendations concerning ongoing and new data collection and analysis efforts that will insure reliable and timely information about the profession that is usable by the memberships of the societies represented on the Committee, the mathematical community, and the wider national and international communities. The Committee advises the AMS staff regarding its activities to gather and analyze data, interpret results, and disseminate information pertaining to the mathematical sciences community. These staff activities include the collection and interpretation of data on the employment of mathematical scientists, annual production of PhDs in the mathematical sciences, starting salaries, faculty salaries, graduate programs, and undergraduate programs. Together these activities constitute the Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences, the results of which are published in several reports throughout the year in the Notices of the AMS and other venues.

Other Activities
The Committee maintains liaisons with other professional societies, business, industry, government, educational institutions, and various extra-academic organizations to sustain a broad perspective on activities connected with mathematics.
The Committee reports to the AMS Council annually on its activities.

Member Society Responsibilities
Member societies make financial contributions to defray the costs of administering the Annual Survey and to support Committee members' travel to one annual meeting. Members of the Committee keep their respective societies apprised of committee activities, and specifically should foster awareness of the publication of new reports on the Annual Survey.

Miscellaneous Information
The Chair of the Committee typically co-authors each of the regularly published reports related to the Annual Survey and therefore works closely with AMS staff members who provide professional and clerical support for the Committee. It is desirable for at least some members to have statistical expertise.
AMS-MAA Joint Committee on TAs and Part-Time Instructors
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Ms Natasha M SpeerChair2/01/20206/30/2023MAA Representative
Dr. Annalisa CrannellMember1/01/20206/30/2023MAA Representative
Robert R MerkovskyMember1/01/20226/30/2025
Dr. Kimberly Cervello RogersMember1/01/20206/30/2023MAA Representative
Dr. Sean P YeeMember1/01/20206/30/2023MAA and AMS Representative
Committee Charge
6/15/2011To identify and address concerns related to the orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of teaching assistants and part-time instructors. The committee shall coordinate maintenance of data to establish current situations and practices and dissemination of information through meetings and publications. The committee shall coordinate efforts with other appropriate committees of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

From AMS Council meeting in April 1988, c/oRobert Daverman
Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Lisa DriskellChair2/01/20206/30/2023
Dr. Holly AttenboroughMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
Eva Lynn CominoMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Kate Katherine KearneyMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
Zachary A KudlakMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
Dr. John K Osoinach Jr.Member1/01/20216/30/2024
Committee Charge
1/04/2012To develop, promote, and oversee programs and services for mathematicians in the early stages of their careers (in the first ten years). This is to include programs already existing in this area, such as Project NExT.
Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Carrie Diaz EatonChair7/01/20226/30/20252nd Term
Dr. James A Mendoza AlvarezMember7/01/20226/30/2025
Dr. Francesca BernardiMember1/01/20206/30/2023
Dr. Dandrielle Cherie Lewis PhDMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Dr. Kendra Enid PleasantMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Dr. Aris WingerMember7/01/20226/30/2025
Prof. Kamuela YongMember1/01/20206/30/2023
Committee Charge
  • To prepare for approval by the MAA Board of Directors a major policy statement which outlines the current situation with respect to mathematics education and minorities from kindergarten through graduate school and which states the need for increasing the number of minorities in mathematics as a top priority of the Association.

  • Put in priority order and set a time-table for the forty-two specific recommendations of the Task Force Prepare for approval by the MAA Board of Directors a national program aimed at improving mathematics education for minorities;

  • Begin the search for outside funding to support the establishment of an office of Minority Participation in mathematics, and to define its responsibilities;

  • Investigate the possibilities for collaborative efforts with other private and public agencies which share the mutual interest of improving mathematics educations for minorities.

    This committee was formed in 1989 to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Minorities in Mathematics.
  • Committee on Professional Development
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Laura L Watkins Chair2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Michael E BoardmanMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Dr. Kristin A. CamengaMember7/01/20226/30/20252nd Term
    Judith L CovingtonMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Alicia Prieto LangaricaMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Sharon K RobbertMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Anthony Paul van GroningenMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Cassie L Williams Member7/01/20226/30/2025
    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 Program Review
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. J. Lyn MillerChair7/01/20226/30/2023
    Dr Tor A KwembeMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Melissa LindseyMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Camille A McKayleMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Prof. May MeiMember7/01/20226/30/2023
    Henry M WalkerMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd term
    Committee Charge
    11/06/2021To provide to departments engaged in periodic program review by recruiting and preparing a diverse group of individuals prepared to serve as external consultants. From this portfolio of individuals, the committee makes recommendations of external consultants to programs requesting this service. The Committee also maintains and disseminates resources that guide programs and consultants during the review process and makes recommendations to the MAA leadership about revisions and updates to those resources as appropriate. Ancillary to these activities, the commitee advises the MAA on work necessary to promote the value of periodic program assessment.
    Committee on the Faculty and Departments
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Jill M DietzChair7/01/20226/30/20251st term as chair; second on committee
    Dr. Houssein El TurkeyMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Ryan Scott GantnerMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Debra HydornMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd term
    Prof. Charles Nelson MooreMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Erin MossMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Dr. Mark WardMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Committee Charge
    4/14/2017To make recommendations on issues involving mathematical sciences faculty in academic departments, as well as the work of those departments. These recommendations will come through the writing of statements for publication, in consultation with other germane MAA committees that reflect best practices in the mathematical community on a variety of current and emerging matters. The goal of these statements is to guide faculty, department chairs, administrators, and members of the Association to make informed decisions. The committee will work with the Council on the Profession and MAA staff to determine the format and distribution of these statements.

    Among the issues to be addressed by these guideline statements are:

    1. Promoting excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service
    2. Standards for employment, tenure, promotion, and other types of evaluation
    3. Course staffing, teaching loads, and class size
    4. Recruiting and sustaining a diverse faculty
    5. Faculty rewards, compensation, and recognition
    6. Use of technology
    7. Professional development, including activities for department chairs
    8. Professional ethics
    9. Role of non-tenure-track faculty in departments
    10. Relationships with client disciplines (e.g. engineering), including identifying who has responsibility within institutions for teaching mathematics courses
    11. Allocation and use of resources, including budget, space, library, and equipment
    12. Support staff

      The committee is expected to publish at least one guidelines statement per year.

      In addition, the committee will be available to the Association and the broader mathematical community for consultation on issues of concern to faculty in academic departments.
    Committee on the Participation of Women
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Monika KissChair5/25/20226/30/2025
    Sarah BryantMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Prof. Cynthia L CurtisMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Minah OhMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Matthew K VoigtMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011The charge of the committee is to work for full involvement of women in the affairs of the MAA and to develop MAA activities that will encourage women in careers in mathematical sciences.

    To achieve these objectives the committee is encouraged to:
  • suggest panels and speakers for national meetings,
  • make suggestions to MAA sections, committees, editors, and officers concerning actions that would increase involvement of women in the MAA, and
  • prepare materials (articles, pamphlets, research reports) that will help inform all members of the MAA about issues of importance concerning the participation of women in the MAA.

    This committee was formed in 1987.
  • Committee on VITAL Faculty
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Mr. Robert Snellman Jr.Chair3/05/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Tyler Raven BillingsleyMember3/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Grace Elizabeth CookMember3/05/20226/30/2023
    Dr. Lisa Marie HernandezMember3/05/20226/30/2024
    Dr. Anne M. HoMember3/01/20226/30/2025
    Mrs. Kathryn KozakMember4/01/20226/30/2023AMATYC representative
    Christy Sue LangleyMember3/01/20226/30/2024
    Dr. Milton H. NashMember3/01/20226/30/2023
    Erica WintererMember3/01/20226/30/2024
    Committee Charge
    2/28/2022To identify the needs and concerns of visiting, temporary, adjunct, part-time, and other contingent faculty in the mathematical sciences.

    To provide advice and make recommendations to the MAA Board of Directors on matters related to VITAL faculty needs and concerns.

    To help develop and implement MAA programs that are of interest and benefit to VITAL faculty.

    Committee Composition.

    A minimum of 50% of the members of the Committee on VITAL Faculty Concerns will have been VITAL faculty at some time during the last four years.
    Science Policy Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Paul M ZornChair2/01/20206/30/20232nd term
    Dr. Alex CapaldiMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Jenna P CarpenterMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Michael P CohenMember2/01/20216/30/2024
    Ms. Heather Ann DyeMember7/01/20226/30/20252nd Term
    Dr. Jason E MillerMember2/01/20216/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember10/13/20171/31/2025Ex Officio, Executive Director
    Jennifer J QuinnMember2/01/20231/31/2025Past President
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember2/01/20231/31/2025President
    Committee Charge
  • Discuss, advocate, and act on questions of policy in relations between the MAA and governmental agencies, and between the MAA and other mathematical and scientific societies;

  • Coordinate its discussions, advocacy, and actions with the other societies of the Joint Policy Board of Mathematics;

  • Engage with sections and individual members on questions of policy;

  • Identify speakers and panelists for MAA meetings on topics that bear directly on questions of public policy;

  • Report in a timely fashion to the President and Executive Director on any issue that requires prompt action;

  • Report in writing annually to the Board of Directors of MAA.

    Committee Composition: The President, Past President, and Executive Director serve on the committee ex officio. The Past President serves for one year beyond the term as past president.
  • 1/28/2011The Science Policy Committee was established in 1986.