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Dr. Joseph Gallian

Dr. Joseph Gallian

Dr. Joseph Gallian took office as the President of the Mathematical Association of America in January of 2007. He obtained a B.A. from Slippery Rock University in 1966, an M.A. from the University of Kansas in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. After serving as a visiting Assistant Professor at Notre Dame for one year, he went to the University of Minnesota Duluth where he is a Morse Alumni Distinguished University Professor of Teaching.

Among his honors are the MAA's Haimo Award for distinguished teaching, the MAA Allendoerfer and Evans awards for exposition, an MAA Polya Lecturer, a term as MAA Second Vice President, co-director of the MAA's Project NExT, associate editor of the American Mathematical Monthly and the Mathematics Magazine, advisory board member for Math Horizons, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Minnesota Professor of the Year in 2003.

Since 1977 over 100 research papers written under his supervision by undergraduates in his summer research program have been published in mainstream journals. He has given more than 250 invited lectures at conferences and colleges and universities and is the author or editor of five books and more than 100 articles.

Besides the usual math courses, he has taught a Humanities course called the "The Lives and Music of the Beatles" for more than 25 years and a liberal arts course on math and sports. In 2000 a Duluth newspaper cited him as one of the "100 Great Duluthians of the 20th Century."

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