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Council on Meetings and Professional Development

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Martha L AbellChair2/01/20181/31/2022
Dr. Michael A BrilleslyperMember7/01/20178/31/2019Ex Officio, Chair of Invited Addres MF 2019
Dr. Jeffrey William ClarkMember2/01/20181/31/2021Ex Officio, Chair Committee on Minicourses
Timothy D ComarMember2/01/20181/31/2021Ex officio, Chair, Committee on Session of Contributed Papers
Louis Andre DeaettMember2/01/20181/31/2021Ex Officio, Chair of Professional Development
Satyan L DevadossMember1/01/20161/31/2019Closing Banquet
Douglas E EnsleyMember2/01/20171/31/2021Deputy Executive Director
Ryan Skip GaribaldiMember1/01/20178/31/2018Invited Address for MathFest 2018
Dr. Maeve Lewis McCarthyMember1/01/20161/31/2019Invited Paper Sessions
Douglas E NortonMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Robert D PoodiackMember2/01/20171/31/2019At Large, 2nd Term
Dr. Pamela Anne RichardsonMember2/01/20181/31/2019Ex Officio, Chair of Invited Address JMM 2019
Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
Dr. Aliza A SteurerMember1/01/20171/31/2020At Large
Tamara VeenstraMember2/01/20171/31/2020Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops
Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20148/31/2018Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
Committee Charge
2/04/2011To:

  • 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 JMM 2019 Baltimore
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Nancy Ann NeudauerChair9/19/20171/31/2019
    Dr. Pamela Anne RichardsonMember9/19/20171/31/2019MAA Representative
    Prof Richard H SchwartzMember9/19/20171/31/2019AMS Representative
    Gigliola StaffilaniMember9/19/20171/31/2019AMS Representative
    Gerard A VenemaMember9/19/20178/31/2018Ad hoc, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    9/19/2017Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the AMS Secretary by January 1, 2018, two invited lecturers to give the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Addresses for the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2019.

    Composition of the Committee: There are four members with two representing AMS and two representing MAA. The MAA representatives are the chairs of the JMM MAA Invited Addresses Committees in 2018 and 2019. The chair rotates annually between AMS and MAA with AMS chairing for JMM in even years and MAA chairing for JMM in odd years. The MAA Associate Secretary is an ex officio member of this joint committee. This committee reports to the AMS secretary, who issues the invitations to the speakers.

    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address Mathfest 2018 Denver
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Daniel J HrozencikChair2/01/20179/01/2018MAA Representative
    Colin C. AdamsMember2/01/20179/01/2018AMS Representative
    Ryan Skip GaribaldiMember2/01/20179/01/2018MAA Representative
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20178/31/2018Ex officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    7/05/2017Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by July 1, 2017, the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest, year 2018
    Composition of the Committee: There are four members with two representing AMS and two representing MAA. The MAA representatives are the chairs of the MathFest Invited Address Committees in years 2017 and 2018. The chair rotates annually between AMS and MAA with AMS chairing for MathFest in odd years and MAA chairing for MathFest in even years. The MAA Associate Secretary is an ex officio member of this joint committee.
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address Mathfest 2019 Cincinnati
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Colin C. AdamsChair9/19/20178/31/2019AMS representative
    Dr. Michael A BrilleslyperMember9/19/20178/31/2019MAA Representative
    Ryan Skip GaribaldiMember9/19/20178/31/2019MAA Representative
    Elisenda GrisbyMember9/19/20178/31/2019AMS representative
    Committee Charge
    9/19/2017Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by July 1, 2018, the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest, year 2019
    Composition of the Committee: There are four members with two representing AMS and two representing MAA. The MAA representatives are the chairs of the MathFest Invited Address Committees in years 2018 and 2019. The chair rotates annually between AMS and MAA with AMS chairing for MathFest in odd years and MAA chairing for MathFest in even years. The MAA Associate Secretary is an ex officio member of this joint committee.
    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
    Ms. Annelore AgnielMember2/01/20161/31/2021Ex Officio, MAA Staff
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20091/31/2019MAA
    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
    Gerard A VenemaChair1/01/20091/31/2019MAA Associate Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201212/31/2021MAA, Executive Director
    Penny PinaMember1/03/20081/31/2021AMS, Director of Meetings
    Prof 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.

    Membership:

  • 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).
  • AWM-MAA Joint Committee on the Etta Z. Falconer Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ulrica WilsonChair1/01/20161/31/2019AWM Representative
    Estelle BasorMember1/01/20171/31/2020AWM Representative
    Colm K MulcahyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Joni Burnette PirnotMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd term
    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. Maeve Lewis McCarthyChair2/01/20161/31/20192nd Term, 1st as Chair
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Jessica M LibertiniMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Susan R LoeppMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Eric S MarlandMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Sarah Crown RundellMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex 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
    Prof. Catherine A BuellMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Heidi HulsizerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Joel KiltyMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Thomas LofaroMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Alison MarrMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Amanda Hagen Matson PhDMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Daniel Robert MoseleyMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Gerard L Ornas Jr.Member1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Thomas W PolaskiMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Lynn Foshee ReedMember2/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Christine SampleMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex 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
    Tamara VeenstraChair2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term, 1st as Chair
    Cynthia M FarthingMember2/01/20171/31/2020
    Sharon FrechetteMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Troy GoodsellMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Karen LangeMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. Abraham S MantellMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Sarah MarshMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. David TaylorMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex 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 Professional Development
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Louis Andre DeaettChair2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term, 1st as Chair
    Judith L CovingtonMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Jessica M DeshlerMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Linda McGuireMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Kyle L RileyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Sharon K RobbertMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Steven J SchlickerMember2/01/20181/31/20202nd Term; 2 year term
    Dr. David Torain IIMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Laura L Watkins Member1/01/20181/31/2021
    Committee Charge
    2/04/2011To:

  • 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 Sessions of Contributed Papers
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Timothy D ComarChair2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Feryal AlayontMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Cathy ErbesMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Holley FriedlanderMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Pamela GorkinMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr Emelie A KenneyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Christy Sue LangleyMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Anna LittleMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Steven M McKayMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Kimberly A RothMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Melvin G RoyerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Lisbeth SchaubroeckMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Dr. Therese N SheltonMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. John TravisMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    John H WilsonMember2/01/20181/31/20212nd Term
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To:

    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 Edward DeLongChair2/01/20181/31/20212nd term, 1st as chair
    Prof. Jesus A De LoeraMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Robert L DevaneyMember2/06/20171/31/2020
    Prof. Tara S HolmMember1/01/20171/31/2019
    T. Christine StevensMember1/01/20181/31/2021
    Dr. Judy L WalkerMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    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 Governors.
    Committee on the James R. C. Leitzel Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Angie M HodgeChair2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term, first as Chair
    Dr. Linda BraddyMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Barbara D'AmbrosiaMember2/01/20161/31/20192nd Term
    David T KungMember8/01/20148/31/2018Project NExT Director
    Dr. Patrick X RaultMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr P Nell K RayburnMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Invited Address for JMM 2019 Baltimore
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Pamela Anne RichardsonChair9/07/20171/31/2019
    Michael D BoltMember9/07/20171/31/2019
    Elise N LockwoodMember9/07/20171/31/2019
    Prof. Ken OnoMember9/07/20171/31/2019
    Dr. Diana ThomasMember9/07/20171/31/2019
    Gerard A VenemaMember9/19/20178/31/2018Ex officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    9/07/2017Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by November 1, 2017 four invited lecturers for the Joint Mathematics Meetings year 2019.
    Composition of the Committee: Members are appointed by MAA President and serve from the time of appointment until January 31, 2019. The chair serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Addresses for JMM 2019 and JMM 2020. The Associate Secretary is an ex officio member.
    Invited Address For Mathfest 2018 Denver
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ryan Skip GaribaldiChair6/02/20168/31/2018
    Dr. Eric EagerMember6/02/20168/31/2018
    Dr. Edray Herber Goins PhDMember6/02/20168/31/2018
    David Karl RuchMember6/02/20168/31/2018
    Stephanie Anne Salomone PhDMember6/02/20168/31/2018
    Gerard A VenemaMember6/02/20168/31/2018Ex Officio
    Committee Charge
    7/05/2017Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by May 1, 2017, three invited lecturers for MathFest 2018.
    Composition of the Committee: Members are appointed by MAA President and serve from the time of appointment until August 31, 2018. The chair serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest 2018 and MathFest 2019. The Associate Secretary is an ex officio member.
    Invited Address for Mathfest 2019 Cincinnati
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Michael A BrilleslyperChair9/07/20178/31/2019
    Ethan BerkoveMember9/01/20178/31/2019
    William J HigginsMember9/01/20178/31/2019
    Susan R LoeppMember9/01/20178/31/2019
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20178/31/2018Ex officio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. Judy L WalkerMember9/01/20178/31/2019
    Committee Charge
    9/19/2017Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by May 1, 2018, three invited lecturers for MathFest 2019.
    Composition of the Committee: Members are appointed by MAA President and serve from the time of appointment until August 31, 2019. The chair serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest year 2019 and MathFest year 2020. The Associate Secretary is an ex officio member.
    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.
    Meetings Management Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ms. Annelore 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
    Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20141/31/2019Associate Secretary
    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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