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Council on Communities

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Kira Hylton HammanChair2/01/20216/30/2025
Dr. Caroline Maher-BoulisMember2/01/20216/30/2024Ex Officio, Chair of BIG
Lisa E MaranoMember2/01/20186/30/2022Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Sections
Emilie A PurvineMember1/01/20201/31/2023Ex Officio, Chair Membership Committee
Ben SpaismanMember10/14/20216/30/2025Ex Offcio, Chief Business Officer
William D StoneMember2/01/20196/30/2022Ex Officio, Chair of SIGMAAs
Dr. Rebecca I SwansonMember7/27/20211/31/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Section Lecturers Committee
Dr. Violeta VasilevskaMember9/12/20191/31/2022Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Students
Dr. Stefanie WangMember1/01/20201/31/2023Ex Officio, Chair of Committee of Graduate Students
Committee Charge
8/22/2017The charge to all councils is given in the MAA bylaws, Article VII.3.
In addition to those charges the Council on Communities will
(i) Advise the Association on issues related to the various member communities represented on the Council
(ii) Make recommendations to the Committee on Committees and Councils as to needs of communities not currently addressed by any committee
(iii) Seek ways to coordinate the interests and activities of the various member communities and encourage collaboration among them.

The Board of Directors will appoint the chair for a four year term.
Committee on Business, Industry, and Government Mathematics
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Caroline Maher-BoulisChair2/01/20216/30/20242nd term; 1st as Chair
James H FifeMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
Laurie HeyerMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Dr. Michele JoynerMember1/01/20191/31/2022
Dr. Namyong LeeMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Andy NiedermaierMember1/01/20216/30/2024
Joseph J Rushanan PhDMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
Jan RychtarMember2/01/20196/30/20222nd Term
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To encourage a greater role in MAA activities for mathematicians outside academia, by activities such as:

  • encouraging program elements and publications of interest to MAA members who work in government, industry, and business; and

  • cooperating with the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics on appropriate or related undergraduate curriculum items.
  • Committee on Graduate Students
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Stefanie WangChair2/01/20201/31/20231st term as chair; 2nd term on committee
    Ezra A BrownMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Tafari JamesMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Dr. Jason MolitiernoMember2/01/20206/30/2023
    Prof. Lauren L Rose PhDMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Hua WangMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Committee Charge
    1/03/2012To provide advice on policy matters related to graduate students and graduate education. Helps plan and organize activities and events of interest to graduate students at national meetings and other forums.
    Committee on Sections
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Lisa E MaranoChair2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Cheryl AdamsMember10/14/20216/30/2025Ex Officio, Director, Customer and Member Relations
    Prof. Julie A BarnesMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Dr. James W CarlsonMember1/01/20196/30/2022
    Dr. Karen E Clark PhDMember2/01/20211/31/20242nd Term
    James E ConklinMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Dr. Steven M DeckelmanMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Mark A FitchMember2/01/20196/30/20222nd Term
    Dr. Thomas D HendricksMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Dr Colleen G LivingstonMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Dr. Perla L MyersMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Thomas Q SibleyMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Karen Batt StanishMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Dr. Ron D Taylor JrMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Committee Charge
    6/11/2013To support and coordinate activities of the Sections and advise the Board on all matters related to Sections.
    Committee on SIGMAAs
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    William D StoneChair2/01/20206/30/2022
    Cheryl AdamsMember10/14/20216/30/2025Ex Officio, Director, Customer and Member Relations
    Dr. Megan Breit-GoodwinMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Dr. Douglas G BurkholderMember2/01/20196/30/20222nd Term
    Shanna DobsonMember1/01/20216/30/2024
    Dr. Nicole M Engelke InfanteMember3/01/20206/30/2022
    Bonnie GoldMember1/01/20206/30/2023
    Mr Jeffrey IbbotsonMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Herbert E KasubeMember2/01/20201/31/20232nd Term
    Drew PasteurMember1/01/20196/30/2022
    Prof. Raina RobevaMember1/01/20196/30/2022
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/16/20181/31/2023Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Philip A YatesMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To monitor activities of SIGMAAs and see that the SIGMAAs are properly connected to the organizational structure of the MAA;

    to present issues concerning SIGMAAs to the Board of Directors;

    to address issues facing the SIGMAAs, such as elections, websites, membership, etc.;

    to recommend the acceptance of new SIGMAAs or dissolution of non-functioning SIGMAAs to the Board of Directors.
    Committee on Undergraduate Students
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Violeta VasilevskaChair9/01/20191/31/20221st term as chair; 2nd term on committee
    Dr. Ximena CatepillanMember1/01/20211/31/2024
    Dr. Emily Cilli-TurnerMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Dr. James B CollinsMember2/01/20216/30/20242nd Term
    Prof. Paul E FishbackMember2/01/20201/31/2023Pi Mu Epsilon Representative
    Dr. Janine JanoskiMember2/01/20211/31/20242nd Term
    Dr. Emille Davie LawrenceMember2/01/20211/31/20242nd Term
    Dr. Aihua LiMember2/01/20196/30/20222nd Term
    Sara L MalecMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Eric R RuggieriMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Peri ShereenMember2/01/20206/30/20232nd Term
    Chasen Grady SmithMember2/01/20191/31/20222nd Term
    Dr. John SnowMember2/01/20216/30/2024KME Representative
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember8/01/20181/31/2023Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    10/25/2018To promote and support educational and social opportunities and activities at national MAA meetings for undergraduate students interested in the mathematical sciences.
    Membership Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Emilie A PurvineChair2/01/20201/31/20231st term as chair
    Dr. C Allen ButlerMember2/01/20211/31/2025Ex officio, Treasurer
    Dr. Shawn ChiappettaMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Mr. Stephen D CoolbaughMember10/14/20216/30/2025Ex Officio, Director of Membership
    Prof. Joyati DebnathMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Prof. Semra Kilic-Bahi PhDMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Laramie PaxtonMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Jonathan RognessMember1/01/20191/31/2022
    Mr. Robert Snellman Jr.Member1/01/20211/31/2024
    Jennifer TravisMember8/19/20216/30/2023
    Prof. Dina YagodichMember1/01/20201/31/2023
    Committee Charge
    1/08/2015 To identify the needs of current and prospective MAA members;

    To make recommendations for ways in which MAA membership benefits might meet these needs;

    To review proposals for maintaining and expanding membership in the MAA;

    To work closely with the MAA staff to ensure the feasibility and implementations of the committee's recommendations.

    Adopted by the BOG on 1/8/2015
    Section Lecturers Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Rebecca I SwansonChair6/29/20211/31/2023
    Cheryl AdamsMember6/29/20216/30/2031Ex Officio, MAA Staff
    Lloyd E DouglasMember6/29/20216/30/2024NAM Representative
    Elena FuchsMember6/29/20216/30/2024AWM Representative
    William R GreenMember6/29/20211/31/2024
    Lisa E MaranoMember6/29/20216/30/2024Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Sections
    Dr. Laura A TaalmanMember6/29/20211/31/2025
    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

    CommitteeCompositio: 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.