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Council on the Profession

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Jenna P CarpenterChair2/01/20161/31/2020Elected by Board. Four year term
Dr. Edward F AboufadelMember2/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, Chair, Committee of Status of the Profession
Dr. Ricardo CortezMember2/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics
Richard Alan GillmanMember2/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Departmental Review
Christopher Dale GoffMember2/01/20151/31/2018At-large Member for Inclusion
Dr. Semra Kilic-Bahi PhDMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on the Participation of Women
Dr. Audrey L MalagonMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
Dr. David C ManderscheidMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair, Science Policy Committee
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To advise the Association on issues involving individual mathematicians in the teaching, research, and service activities; and issues affecting the professional responsibilities of mathematics departments within their institutions.

Included among the issues involving individual mathematicians in their teaching and research activities are: teaching loads and class size; professional development and continuing education; rewards and recognition; evaluation of teaching and research; professional ethics ;

Included among the issues affecting the professional responsibilities of mathematics departments within their institutions are: standards for employment and promotion; the role of part-time faculty; responsibilities within the institution for teaching mathematics; relationships with client disciplines; compensation; professional development activities for department chairs.

N.B. This committee should work to help faculty and department chairs be better informed about activities directed to addressing issues affecting collegiate mathematics, such as salaries and operating budgets, preparing and updating the Guidelines.

Established August 1997.
2/24/2016Committee Composition: The Chair of the Council is elected by the Board of Governors for a four year term. There is one member-at-large for inclusion. The other members are the Chairs of the following committees: Status of the Profession, Minority Participation in Mathematics; Departmental Review, Participation of Women, Science Policy and Early Career Mathematicians.
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Jenna P CarpenterCo-Chair1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Dr Paula K RobersonCo-Chair2/01/20111/31/2017ASA Representative
Dr. Semra Kilic-Bahi PhDMember2/01/20151/31/2017MAA Representative; Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on the Participation of Women
Johanna NelehovMember2/01/20141/31/2017IMS Representative
Dr. Nancy J SattlerMember1/01/20141/31/2017AMATYC Representative
Laura SchaposnikMember2/01/20141/31/2017AWM Representative
Mr Bernd SturmfelsMember1/01/20141/31/2017AMS Representative
Ms. Jane D TannerMember1/01/20141/31/2017AMATYC Representative
Maggy TomovaMember2/24/20161/31/2019AMS Representative
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To identify mechanisms for the enhancement of opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences, recommend actions to the governing bodies of the member societies in support of these opportunities, and document its recommendations by presenting data.
AMS-ASA-MAA-SIAM Joint Data Committee
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
William Y VelezChair2/01/20152/01/2017AMS Representative
Thomas H BarrMember1/01/20161/31/2019Ex Officio, AMS Staff
Prof David A CoxMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
Ryan Skip GaribaldiMember1/01/20171/31/2020AMS Representative
Amanda L Golbeck PhdMember2/01/20131/31/2019ASA Representative
Abbe H HerzigMember2/01/20141/31/2017AMS Representative
Dr John P Holcomb JrMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Mr Mark L HuberMember2/01/20161/31/2019AMS Representative
Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember2/01/20141/31/2017AMS Representative
Patti Frazer LockMember1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Dr. Nathan P RitcheyMember1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Alexandru I SuciuMember2/01/20162/01/2019AMS Representative
Bogdan M VernescuMember2/01/20161/31/2019SIAM Representative
Committee Charge
9/01/2012To set policies governing the collection and dissemination of data on matters of concern to the U.S. mathematical sciences community. In this capacity, the committee also provides guidance to the staff at the AMS who conduct the relevant data collection through the surveys that constitute the Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences. The Committee is also charged with reporting to the mathematical community, through its chair, by written reports in the Notices of the AMS.

Data collection in the past has included the gathering and interpretation of data on the employment of mathematicians, the annual production of Ph.D.'s in the mathematical sciences, and the tracking of starting salaries, faculty salaries, and graduate programs.

In addition, as charged by the 11/88 ECBT, the Committee should also study the continuing and long-range data gathering needs of the mathematical community and make recommendations to the sponsoring societies concerning the establishment of an ongoing data collection effort that will insure reliable, timely, and usable data on the profession.

The Committee has editorial responsibility for the annual publication Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships in the Mathematical Sciences. The Committee should meet on a regular basis, at least annually, to address the issues that fall within its charge.
AMS-MAA Joint Committee on TAs and Part-Time Instructors
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Solomon FriedbergChair2/01/20161/31/2018MAA Representative
Mr David FuterMember2/01/20161/31/2019AMS Representative
Prof. Jean Marie Marie LinhartMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Edward RichmondMember2/01/20161/31/2019AMS Representative
Dr Tom RobyMember1/01/20141/31/2017MAA Representative
Dr Tom RobyMember1/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
John RoeMember2/24/20161/31/2017AMS Representative
Dr Maria S TerrellMember2/24/20161/31/2017AMS Representative
Dr. Michael J WeingartMember1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Committee Charge
6/15/2011To identify and address concerns related to the orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of teaching assistants and part-time instructors. The committee shall coordinate maintenance of data to establish current situations and practices and dissemination of information through meetings and publications. The committee shall coordinate efforts with other appropriate committees of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

From AMS Council meeting in April 1988, c/oRobert Daverman
AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Richard LehoucqChair1/01/20161/31/2017SIAM Representative
Dr. Susan Jeannine DurstMember1/01/20151/31/2018MAA Representative
Steven FerrucciMember1/01/20161/31/2019AMS Staff Liaison
Prof. Tao MeiMember2/01/20151/31/2017AMS Representative
Matthew RicheyMember2/01/20161/31/20192nd Term
Henry K SchenckMember2/01/20161/31/2019AMS Representative
T. Christine StevensMember3/30/2015AMS staff
Dr. Ilie D UgarcoviciMember2/01/20141/31/2017AMS Representative
Gerard A VenemaMember2/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
Committee on Departmental Review
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Richard Alan GillmanChair2/01/20161/31/2019
Jill M DietzMember2/01/20161/31/2019
Prof Ruth HaasMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
William J HigginsMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Jeffrey K LawsonMember1/01/20161/31/2019
J. Lyn Lyn MillerMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Prof. Catherine M MurphyMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
Dr. Perla L MyersMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Henry M WalkerMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Dr Elizabeth G YanikMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Committee Charge
1/28/2011To provide guidance to departments engaged in periodic program review. The focus of the Committee is on how the review process helps strengthen departments of mathematical sciences and the role consultants play in this process. The Committee identifies individuals who are prepared to serve as external consultants and maintains and disseminates resources that guide departments and consultants during the review process.
Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Audrey L MalagonChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
Jeremiah BartzMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Lisa DriskellMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Dr. Eric EagerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
David T KungMember9/01/20148/31/2018Ex Officio, Director of Project NExT
Dr Jennifer M McNultyMember2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
Jacob A WhiteMember2/01/20161/31/2019Young Mathematicians Network Representative
Dr. Cynthia J WyelsMember2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
Committee Charge
1/04/2012To develop, promote, and oversee programs and services for mathematicians in the early stages of their careers (in the first ten years). This is to include programs already existing in this area, such as Project NExT.
Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Ricardo CortezChair2/01/20161/31/2019
Dr Ron BuckmireMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Dr. Edray Herber Goins PhDMember1/01/20161/31/2017NAM Representative
Dr. Dawit HaileMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Dr Dawn LottMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
Lisa E MaranoMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Marco V MartinezMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Cesar Martinez-Garza PhDMember1/01/20161/31/2019
Dr. Frank MorganMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
Margaret L ReeseMember1/01/20151/31/2018
Oscar VegaMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Dr Cristina VillalobosMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Dr. Talithia WilliamsMember2/01/20161/31/2019
Committee Charge
  • To prepare for approval by the MAA Board of Governors a major policy statement which outlines the current situation with respect to mathematics education and minorities from kindergarten through graduate school and which states the need for increasing the number of minorities in mathematics as a top priority of the Association.

  • Put in priority order and set a time-table for the forty-two specific recommendations of the Task Force Prepare for approval by the MAA Board of Governors a national program aimed at improving mathematics education for minorities;

  • Begin the search for outside funding to support the establishment of an office of Minority Participation in mathematics, and to define its responsibilities;

  • Investigate the possibilities for collaborative efforts with other private and public agencies which share the mutual interest of improving mathematics educations for minorities.

    This committee was formed in 1989 to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Minorities in Mathematics.
  • Committee on the Participation of Women
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Semra Kilic-Bahi PhDChair2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
    Ms. Lida K BarrettMember2/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
    Dr. Meghan Maureen De WittMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Gretchen MatthewsMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    James R MorrowMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Kimberly A RothMember2/01/20151/31/20172nd Term
    Anthony L TongenMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011The charge of the committee is to work for full involvement of women in the affairs of the MAA and to develop MAA activities that will encourage women in careers in mathematical sciences.

    To achieve these objectives the committee is encouraged to:
  • suggest panels and speakers for national meetings,
  • make suggestions to MAA sections, committees, editors, and officers concerning actions that would increase involvement of women in the MAA, and
  • prepare materials (articles, pamphlets, research reports) that will help inform all members of the MAA about issues of importance concerning the participation of women in the MAA.

    This committee was formed in 1987.
  • Committee on the Status of the Profession
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. Edward F AboufadelChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Connie M CampbellMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Tim FlowersMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Debra HydornMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Tyler J JarvisMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Perla L MyersMember1/01/20141/31/2017
    Dr. Benedict K. NmahMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Emily E PucketteMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Science Policy Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. David C ManderscheidChair10/01/20131/31/2017
    Prof. Joel M CohenMember2/01/20161/31/20192nd Term
    Dr. Joel L CunninghamMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Dr. Daniel L GoroffMember2/01/20161/31/20192nd Term
    Rachel LevyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. Robert Eugene MegginsonMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Prof. Jeffrey RemmelMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Karen SaxeMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Francis Edward SuMember2/01/20151/31/2017President
    Paul M ZornMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge
  • Discuss, advocate, and act on questions of policy in relations between the MAA and governmental agencies, and between the MAA and other mathematical and scientific societies;

  • Coordinate its discussions, advocacy, and actions with the other societies of the Joint Policy Board of Mathematics;

  • Engage with sections and individual members on questions of policy;

  • Identify speakers and panelists for MAA meetings on topics that bear directly on questions of public policy;

  • Report in a timely fashion to the President and Executive Director on any issue that requires prompt action;

  • Report in writing annually to the Board of Governors of MAA.

    Committee Composition: The President, Past President, and Executive Director serve on the committee ex officio. The Past President serves for one year beyond the term as past president.
  • 1/28/2011The Science Policy Committee was established in 1986.

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