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Council on Meetings

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Matthew E DeLongChair7/01/20226/30/2026
Dr. Jeffrey William ClarkMember2/01/20216/30/2024Ex Officio, Chair Committee on Minicourses; 2nd term
Timothy D ComarMember2/01/20216/30/2024Ex officio, Chair, Committee on Session of Contributed Papers; 2nd term
Dr. Krystina K LeganzaMember7/01/20226/30/2025Ex Officio, Chiar of Committee on Invited Paper Sessions
Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026Ex officio, Associate Secretary
Peri ShereenMember7/01/20226/30/2025Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Undergraduate Student Programming
Ben SpaismanMember8/01/20216/30/2025Ex Officio, Chief Business Officer
Dr. Rebecca I SwansonMember1/04/20226/30/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Section Lecturers Committee
Dr. David TaylorMember2/01/20206/30/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops
Dr. Stefanie WangMember1/04/20221/31/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Graduate Student Programming
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 Mathfest Joint Lecture Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Talithia WilliamsChair2/01/20221/31/2023AMS Representatiive
    Prof. Julie A BarnesMember7/01/20228/31/2024MAA Representatiive
    Arthur T BenjaminMember2/01/20221/31/2024AMS Representative
    Dr. Johanna FranklinMember7/01/20228/31/2024MAA Representative
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember8/01/20221/31/2026Ex officio, MAA Associate Secretary
    AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on the Porter Public Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Glen T WhitneyChair7/01/20226/30/20232nd Term; MAA Representative
    Satyan L DevadossMember1/01/20216/30/2024MAA Representative
    Ms Misha E KilmerMember1/01/20201/31/2023AMS Representative
    Jonathan C. MattinglyMember2/01/20201/31/2023SIAM Representative
    Joseph M TeranMember2/01/20211/31/2024AMS Representative
    Mariel VazquezMember2/01/20221/31/2023SIAM Representative
    Glen T WhitneyMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd 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
    Bonita V SaundersChair7/01/20226/30/2025MAA Representatiave
    Christina Eubanks-TurnerMember9/08/20221/31/2025AWM Representative
    Dr. Reginald Len McGee IIMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Mr Eric WalkerMember2/01/20206/30/2023AWM 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 Graduate Student Programming
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Hua WangChair5/20/20226/30/20261st Term as chair; 2nd on Committee
    Dr. Stefanie WangChair2/01/202012/31/20231st term as chair; 2nd term on committee
    Ezra A BrownMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Jason MolitiernoMember2/01/20206/30/2023
    Prof. Lauren L Rose PhDMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Committee Charge
    1/03/2012To help plan, organize, promote and support activities and events at MAA meetings for graduate students in the mathematical sciences.
    Committee on Invited Paper Sessions
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Krystina K LeganzaChair7/01/20226/30/20251st term as chair; 2nd term on committee
    Amanda FolsomMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Dr. Opel T. JonesMember1/01/20216/30/2023
    Dr. Eric S MarlandMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Douglas MupasiriMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026Ex 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 ClarkChair2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Lauren Clark PhDMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Randall D. HelmstutlerMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Jon JacobsenMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Dr. Joel KiltyMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. Marcos D LopezMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Alison Gordon LynchMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Alison MarrMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Amanda Hagen Matson PhDMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. Gerard L Ornas Jr.Member2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Thomas W PolaskiMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Lynn Foshee ReedMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/201812/31/2022Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. Roberto SotoMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Ozlem Ugurlu PhDMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    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 TaylorChair2/01/20206/30/20231st term as chair
    Cynthia M FarthingMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. Molly FennMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Prof. Abraham S. MantellMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. April StromMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Carolyn YackelMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    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 ComarChair2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Steve ButlerMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. John C DiamantopoulosMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Cathy ErbesMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. Tim FlowersMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Holley FriedlanderMember2/02/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Christy Sue LangleyMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Steven M McKayMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026Ex Offiicio, Associate Secretary
    Christina PospisilMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Kimberly A RothMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Therese N SheltonMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. John TravisMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd 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
    T. Christine StevensChair2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Owen D ByerMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Prof. Jesus A De LoeraMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Robert L DevaneyMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Prof. Ellen EischenMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Heidi HulsizerMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To nominate the Hedrick lecturer.

    At each of its summer meetings, the Association shall sponsor a series of two or three lectures, to be known as the Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures, that provide high-quality and accessible exposition of work at the frontiers of mathematics or its applications. The committee's work is to recommend the Hedrick Lecturer. Recommendations are due to the Secretary by May 1 at least two years in advance of the lectures.

    The recommendation must be approved by the Board of Directors.
    Committee on the James R. C. Leitzel Lecture
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Angie M Hodge-Zickerman PhDChair2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term as chair
    Dr. Linda BraddyMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. Lara K PudwellMember7/01/20226/30/2023
    Dr. Violeta VasilevskaMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Committee On Undergraduate Student Programming
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Peri ShereenChair7/01/20226/30/20251st term as chair
    Dr. Ximena CatepillanMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Emily Cilli-TurnerMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. James B CollinsMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Prof. Paul E FishbackMember2/01/20206/30/2023Pi Mu Epsilon Representative
    Dr. Jason HardinMember7/01/20226/30/2025
    Dr. Janine JanoskiMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. Emille Davie LawrenceMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Sara L MalecMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026EX Officio, Associate Secretary
    Eric R RuggieriMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. Amber C RussellMember7/01/20226/25/2025
    Dr. John SnowMember2/01/20216/30/2024KME Representative
    Committee Charge
    1/04/2022To help plan, organize, promote, and support activities and events at MAA meetings for undergraduate students interested in the mathematical sciences
    Committee on Virtual Programs
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Alexander Diaz-LopezChair1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Jeffrey William ClarkMember1/01/20216/30/2024Ex Offico, Chair of Committee on Minicourses
    Kiera EdwardsMember1/01/20216/30/2026Ex Officio, Director of Programs and Grants Management
    Rosa Maria FusterMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Megan MockoMember1/01/20216/30/2023
    Dr. David TaylorMember1/01/20216/30/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops
    Committee Charge
    11/18/2020The committee will review proposals for virtual programming in February, May, and October, with responsibility for creating a schedule for the relevant, upcoming sessions. The committee shall assemble a timely, relevant, and robust program of virtual presentations, workshops, and training, designed to be responsive to needs of the mathematical community. The key components of virtual programs are online delivery, active participation, and relevant, engaging content. While proposals for one-off virtual events can be considered, the committee should encourage proposals for series consisting of up to four events on a single theme, to be run at regular intervals over a period of weeks or months within a semester, and potentially having interim opportunities for participant engagement and community building.

    Programs should fall under one of the three following areas:

    1. Society & Profession: Programs in this category should bring a thoughtful mathematical perspective to engaging issues that impact individuals, departments/institutions, and the broader community

    2. Teaching & Learning: These programs are designed to support the development of faculty in effective teaching within a changing environment.

    3. Expository Mathematics: Akin to articles published in MAA periodicals, talks at MathFest Invited Paper Sessions, or Distinguished Lecture Series presentations, this category of virtual programming invites lively, engaging, and accessible expository presentations on mathematical topics.

    The chair of the committee will work with MAA programs staff to generate a call for proposals and formulate a general communication plan.

    Committee Composition: The committee shall consist of seven members including one MAA staff member (Director of Programs and Grants Management). Three members should come from the MAA Committee on Invited Paper Sessions, MAA Committee on Minicourses, and MAA Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops (one member from each of these three committees). Each of these three members of this committee is not required to be the chair of the corresponding committees. Three other members of this committee will be selected from the MAA community.
    Invited Address Mathfest 2023
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Derek SmithChair5/05/20228/30/2023
    Dr. Naiomi T Cameron PhDMember5/24/20228/31/2023
    Kate Katherine KearneyMember8/18/20228/31/2023
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember4/29/20228/30/2023Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. Darryl YongMember5/13/20228/31/2023
    Committee Charge
    4/29/2022Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by May 1, 2022, three invited lecturers for MathFest 2023.
    Composition of the Committee: Members are appointed by the MAA Board of Directors and serve from the time of appointment until August 31, 2023. The chair serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest year 2023 and MathFest year 2024. The Associate Secretary is an ex officio member.
    Invited Address Mathfest 2024
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Michael A JonesChair8/01/20228/31/2024
    Megan BuzbyMember8/01/20228/30/2024
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember4/29/20228/31/2024Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Talmage James ReidMember8/01/20228/31/2024
    Jeanette Shakalli PhDMember8/01/20228/31/2024
    Julie SimonsMember8/01/20228/31/2024
    Committee Charge
    4/29/2022Charge to the Committee: To recommend to the MAA Associate Secretary by May 1, 2023, three invited lecturers for MathFest 2024.
    Composition of the Committee: Members are appointed by the MAA Board of Directors and serve from the time of appointment until August 31, 2024. The chair serves on the Ad Hoc Committee for the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address for MathFest year 2024 and MathFest year 2025. The Associate Secretary is an ex officio member.
    MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Selection Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Carrie Diaz EatonMember2/01/20211/31/2024AMS Representative
    Lloyd E DouglasMember7/01/20216/30/2024MAA Representative
    Dr. Talithia WilliamsMember2/01/20221/31/2025AMS Representatiave
    Committee Charge
    1/11/2022General Description
    • Committee is joint and standing.
    • Number of members is six; two from each organization.
    • Term is three years.

      Principal Activities The MAA–SIAM-AMS Hrabowski–Gates–Tapia–McBay Lecture Committee will select the lecturer for the Hrabowski–Gates–Tapia–McBay Lecture to be given each year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The chair of the committee is responsible for sending the committee's recommendation to the Associate Secretary of the Mathematical Association of America. The recommendation does not require the approval of the governing bodies of AMS, MAA, and SIAM. The chair of the committee shall rotate among the organizations with MAA chairing for the selection of the 2022 HGTM speaker.

      History The Hrabowski–Gates– Tapia– McBay lecture is named after four influential sientists of color:

      1. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County;
      2. James S. Gates, University of Maryland, College Park;
      3. Richard Tapia, Rice University; and
      4. Shirley McBay, Founder and former President of Quality Education for Minorities (QEM).

        Through multiple mechanisms, these sessions expect to facilitate and accelerate the participation of scientists in the building of sustainable communities of mathematicians and mathematical scientists. In particular, the intention is to systematically recruit, welcome, encourage, mentor, and support individuals from underrepresented groups in the USA. This lecture started in 2016 as an activity of the Mathematical Association of America' Committee on Minority Participation and became a jointly sponsored MAA–SIAM–AMS event in 2018.

        Miscellaneous Information The MAA Secretary will issue the letter of invitation. The business of this committee can be done by mail, electronic mail, or virtual meeting, expenses for which may be reimbursed by the Society.

        Note to Chair Committee chairs should be informed, at the beginning of each fiscal period, the budget of their committees and cautioned to remain within the budget. Such items as travel reimbursement to, accommodations for, and meals for guests of any kind fall within these budgets. Support for the speaker will be shared among the three societies and will follow the practices in effect at the time, with extra consideration given toward providing the selected speaker with an honorarium. Work done by committees on recurring problems may have value as precedent or work done may have historical interest. Because of this, the Council has requested that a central file system be maintained for the Society by the Secretary. Committees are reminded that a copy of everything should be deposited (say once a year) in this central file. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.
    Meetings Management Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. C Allen ButlerMember2/01/20211/31/2025EX Officio, Treasurer
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20221/31/2026Ex Offcio, Associate Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201612/31/2026Ex Officio, Executive Director
    Ben SpaismanMember9/20/20176/30/2024Ex Officio, Director to whom the meetings department reports
    Dr. Cynthia J WyelsMember2/01/20226/30/2026Seretary
    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
    Section Lecturers Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Rebecca I SwansonChair6/29/20216/30/2023
    Cheryl AdamsMember6/29/20216/30/2031Ex Officio, MAA Staff
    Louis Andre DeaettMember3/07/20226/30/2025
    Lloyd E DouglasMember6/29/20216/30/2024NAM Representative
    Elena FuchsMember6/29/20216/30/2024AWM Representative
    William R GreenMember6/29/20216/30/2023
    Lisa E MaranoMember6/29/20216/30/2024Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Sections
    Dr. Laura A TaalmanMember6/29/20216/30/2025
    Ravi D VakilMember1/01/20226/30/2025
    Committee Charge
    6/29/2021To select speakers for each of the Polya Lecturer, the AWM MAA Section Lecturer, and the MAA NAM Section Lecturer programs, as follows:
  • Polya Lecturers: Select one speaker each year, for a three-year term
  • AWM MAA Section Lecturers: Select two speakers each year, for three-year terms
  • MAA NAM Section Lecturers: Select two speakers each year, for three-year terms

    Committee Composition: Nine members, to include an ex officio representative of AWM, an ex officio representative of NAM, an MAA staff member designated by the Executive Director, and the chair of the Committee on Sections or their designee.

    Invitations to speakers: recommendations for all three series will be sent annually to the MAA Secretary for approval by the Board of Directors. The Secretary will then send invitations to confirm willingness to serve.