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Council on Meetings

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Martha L AbellChair2/01/20181/31/2022
Dr. Jeffrey William ClarkMember2/01/20181/31/2021Ex Officio, Chair Committee on Minicourses; 2nd Term
Timothy D ComarMember2/01/20181/31/2021Ex officio, Chair, Committee on Session of Contributed Papers; 2nd Term
Dr. Rachel LevyMember7/01/20187/31/2021Deputy Executive Director
Dr. Jessica LibertiniMember2/01/20191/31/2022Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Invited Paper Sessions
Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
Dr. David TaylorMember2/01/20201/31/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops
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.
  • 8/22/2017The Board of Directors will appoint the chair for a four year term.
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address Mathfest 2020
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Michael A BrilleslyperChair4/01/20198/31/2020MAA Representative
    AMS MAA Joint Lecture Committee JMM 2021
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Prof. Eric S EggeMember2/21/20201/31/2021MAA Representative
    Prof. Rebecca GoldinMember2/01/20201/31/2021AMS Representative
    Dr. Audrey MalagonMember2/01/20201/31/2021MAA Representative
    Andre NevesMember2/01/20201/31/2021AMS Representative
    AMS-MAA Exhibits Advisory Subcommittee of the Joint Meetings
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Penny PinaChair1/01/20151/31/2021
    Cheryl AdamsMember2/01/20151/31/2021Ex Officio, MAA Staff
    Anne AgnielMember2/01/20161/31/2021Ex Officio, MAA Staff
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/20181/31/2023
    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
    Prof. Hortensia SotoChair8/01/201812/31/2022MAA, Associate Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201212/31/2021MAA, Executive Director
    Penny PinaMember1/03/20081/31/2021AMS, Director of Meetings
    Catherine A RobertsMember8/01/20167/31/2021AMS, Executive Director
    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-SIAM Joint Committee on the Porter Public Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Lisa GoldbergChair2/01/20201/31/2021AMS Representtive
    Ms Misha E KilmerMember1/01/20201/31/2023AMS Representative
    Jonathan C. MattinglyMember2/01/20201/31/2023SIAM Representative
    Katherine S SochaMember2/01/20201/31/2021MAA Representative
    Mariel VazquezMember2/01/20201/31/2023SIAM Representative
    Glen T WhitneyMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term; MAA Representative
    Committee Charge
    9/25/2013To select the speaker to give the Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture at the Joint Mathematics Meetings each January; the Committee makes its recommendation to the Associate Secretary of the MAA by March 1.

    Committee Composition
    The Committee is a joint committee of six with two members from each of AMS, MAA, SIAM; the chair of the committee will rotate among the societies. The rotation is as follows: MAA, AMS, SIAM.
    AWM-MAA Joint Committee on the Etta Z. Falconer Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Joni Burnette PirnotChair2/01/20191/31/20212nd Term, 1st as Chair
    Colm K MulcahyMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term, MAA Representative
    Dr. Katie QuertermousMember2/01/20191/31/2022AWM Representative
    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.
    Committee on Invited Paper Sessions
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Jessica LibertiniChair2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term, 1st as Chair
    Amanda FolsomMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Krystina K LeganzaMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Dr. Eric S MarlandMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Douglas MupasiriMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex 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
    Dr. Jeffrey William ClarkChair2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term, 1st as Chair
    Dr. Lauren Clark PhDMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Dr. Heidi HulsizerMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Jon JacobsenMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Dr. Joel KiltyMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Dr. Marcos D LopezMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Dr. Alison MarrMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Amanda Hagen Matson PhDMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Andrew J MillerMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Daniel Robert MoseleyMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Gerard L Ornas Jr.Member1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Thomas W PolaskiMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Ms. Lynn Foshee ReedMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    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. David TaylorChair2/01/20201/31/20231st term as chair
    Cynthia M FarthingMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Molly FennMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Sharon FrechetteMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Dr. Karl M KruczekMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Prof. Abraham S. MantellMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Sarah MarshMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex 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 Sessions of Contributed Papers
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Timothy D ComarChair2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Feryal AlayontMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Cathy ErbesMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Holley FriedlanderMember2/02/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Dr Emelie A KenneyMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Christy Sue LangleyMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Steven M McKayMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Dr. Kimberly A RothMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Melvin G RoyerMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Lisbeth SchaubroeckMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Therese N SheltonMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. April StromMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Dr. Diana ThomasMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Dr. John TravisMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. John H WilsonMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    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 Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Matthew E DeLongChair2/01/20181/31/20212nd term, 1st as chair
    Prof. Jesus A De LoeraMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Robert L DevaneyMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Prof. Tara S HolmMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    T. Christine StevensMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Judy L WalkerMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    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 Directors.
    Committee on the James R. C. Leitzel Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Linda BraddyMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Angie M Hodge-Zickerman PhDMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term as chair
    Dr. Lewis D LudwigMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Dr P Nell K RayburnMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Invited Address For Mathfest 2020 Philadelphia
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Matt BoelkinsChair7/11/20188/31/2020
    Steve ButlerMember7/11/20188/31/2020
    Lloyd E DouglasMember7/11/20188/31/2020
    Megan WawroMember7/11/20188/31/2020
    Dr. Cynthia J WyelsMember7/11/20188/31/2020
    Committee Charge
    7/11/2018Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by May 1, 2019, three invited lecturers for MathFest 2020.
    Composition of the Committee: Members are appointed by the MAA Board of Directors and serve from the time of appointment until August 31, 2020. The chair serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest year 2020 and MathFest year 2021. The Associate Secretary is an ex officio member.
    Invited Address JMM 2021 Washington DC
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Audrey MalagonChair8/15/20191/31/2021
    Prof. Curtis D BennettMember10/04/20191/31/2021
    Prof. Alexander Jorg HulpkeMember8/15/20191/31/2021
    Dr. Aaron LuttmanMember8/15/20191/31/2021
    Dr. Candice Renee PriceMember8/15/20191/31/2021
    Invited Address MF 2021 Sacramento
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Chris RasmussenChair8/06/20198/31/2021
    David M BressoudMember8/06/20198/31/2021
    Dr. Ron BuckmireMember8/06/20198/31/2021
    Dr. Della DumbaughMember10/04/20198/31/2021
    Dr. Talithia WilliamsMember8/06/20198/31/2021
    Meetings Management Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Anne AgnielMember9/20/2017Ex Officio, Director of Meetings; non-voting member
    Prof. James W DanielMember2/01/20171/31/2022Ex Officio, Treasurer
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201612/31/2021Ex Officio, Executive Director
    Dr. James A SellersMember2/01/20181/31/2022Secretary
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/20181/31/2022Associate Secretary
    Ben SpaismanMember9/20/2017Ex Officio, Director to whom the meetings department reports
    Committee Charge
    1/04/2012To oversee the annual summer and winter meetings of the MAA. Responsibilities include business and logistical management, sites for future meetings, and recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding registration fees and the participation of other organizations. In addition, the Committee will periodically review the overall structure of the program at MathFest and make recommendations for changes to the Associate Secretary.

    Committee membership: The membership of the committee will not change. All members are ex officio: Associate Secretary (chair), Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director, and MAA director to whom the meetings department reports; the director of meetings is a nonvoting member. The Chair of the Council on Meetings and Professional Development is invited to meetings of this Committee.

    January 14, 2014 and then updated May 24, 2017

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