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Council on Meetings and Professional Development

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Virginia M BuchananChair2/01/20141/31/2018
Prof. Julie A BarnesMember2/01/20151/31/2018Professional Development
Lynette J BoosMember2/01/20151/31/2018Contributed Papers
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
Daniel J HrozencikMember1/01/20168/31/2017IA MF 2017
M Leigh LunsfordMember2/01/20151/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair, Committee on Mini Courses
Maeve L McCarthyMember1/01/20161/31/2019Invited Paper Sessions
Nancy Ann NeudauerMember1/01/20171/31/2018Invited Address for JMM 2018
Douglas E NortonMember1/01/20171/31/2020
Robert D PoodiackMember2/01/20171/31/2019At Large, 2nd Term
Dr. Aliza A SteurerMember1/01/20171/31/2020At Large
Dr Tamara VeenstraMember2/01/20171/31/2018Ex Officio, Chair of Committee on Panels, Poster Sessions and Workshops
Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
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.
  • Ad Hoc Committee on the Distinguished Lecture Series
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Joseph A GallianChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd term
    Lloyd E DouglasMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Mr John F MahoneyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Amy E Shell-GellaschMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Ad Hoc Invited Address For JMM 2017 Atlanta
    Ad Hoc Invited Address For JMM 2018 San Diego
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Nancy Ann NeudauerChair5/27/20161/31/2018
    Steve ButlerMember5/27/20161/31/2018
    Dr. Jenna P CarpenterMember5/27/20161/31/2018
    Dr. Berit N GivensMember5/27/20161/31/2018
    Mr Derek SmithMember5/27/20161/31/2018
    Prof. Hortensia SotoMember5/27/20161/31/2018
    Gerard A VenemaMember5/27/20161/31/2018ex officio
    Committee Charge
    5/27/2016To recommend the four MAA invited lecturers for JMM 2018
    Ad Hoc Invited Address For Mathfest 2017 Chicago
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Daniel J HrozencikChair8/15/20158/31/2017
    George E AndrewsMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Dr. Matt BoelkinsMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Dr Ron BuckmireMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Michael A JonesMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Gerard A VenemaMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Prof. Helen WongMember8/15/20158/31/2017
    Committee Charge
    9/24/2015To recommend three invited lecturers for MathFest 2017.
    Ad Hoc 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
    6/02/2016to select the three MAA Invited lecturers.
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address 2018 San Diego
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Benson S FarbChair2/01/20171/31/2018AMS Representative
    Satyan L DevadossMember2/01/20171/31/2018AMS Representative
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember2/01/20171/31/2018MAA representative
    Nancy Ann NeudauerMember2/01/20171/31/2018MAA Representative
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address For Mathfest 2017
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Colin C AdamsMember2/01/20179/01/2017AMS Representative
    Prof Chantal DavidMember2/01/20171/31/2018AMS Representative
    Prof. Michael G HenleMember2/01/20158/31/2017MAA Representative
    Daniel J HrozencikMember5/05/20168/31/2017
    AMS MAA Joint Invited Address Mathfest 2018
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ryan Skip GaribaldiChair2/01/20179/01/2018MAA Representative
    Colin C AdamsMember2/01/20179/01/2018AMS Representative
    Daniel J HrozencikMember2/01/20179/01/2018MAA Representative
    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
    Norma FloresMember2/01/20081/31/2018
    Magnhild LienMember2/01/20161/31/2018
    Elizabeth LoewMember2/01/20151/31/2018
    Mr David TranahMember1/11/20131/31/2018
    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
    Prof Carla D SavageMember2/01/20131/31/2018AMS Secretary
    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.


  • 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
    Colm K MulcahyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Joni Burnette PirnotMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    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
    Maeve L McCarthyChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Prof. David Anthony BrownMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Ellen E KirkmanMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Jessica M LibertiniMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Susan R LoeppMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    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
    M Leigh LunsfordChair2/01/20151/31/2018
    Prof. Catherine A BuellMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Jeffrey W ClarkMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    William D EmersonMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Heidi HulsizerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Joel KiltyMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Thomas LofaroMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Daniel Robert MoseleyMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Sarah G RaynorMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Lynn Foshee ReedMember2/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Pamela Anne RichardsonMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Christine SampleMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Ann C StewartMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    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
    Dr Tamara VeenstraChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd 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. Andrew J HetzelMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. Karen LangeMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Dr. Sarah MarshMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. David TaylorMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    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
    Prof. Julie A BarnesChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Louis Andre DeaettMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Jessica M DeshlerMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Dr. Linda McGuireMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    Kyle L RileyMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Steven J SchlickerMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Dr. David Torain IIMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Long WangMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Committee Charge

  • 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
    Lynette J BoosChair2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Feryal AlayontMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Timothy D ComarMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    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
    Mrs. Christy Sue LangleyMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Steven M McKayMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Kimberly J PresserMember2/01/20151/31/20182nd Term
    Melvin G RoyerMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Lisbeth SchaubroeckMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    John H WilsonMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Holly S ZulloMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    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 Closing Banquet
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Satyan L DevadossChair2/01/20161/31/2019
    Arthur T BenjaminMember2/01/20171/31/20202nd Term
    Barbara T FairesMember2/01/20151/31/2020Secretary
    Prof. Monika KissMember1/01/20161/31/2019
    Gerard A VenemaMember1/01/20141/31/2019Ex Officio, Associate Secretary
    Committee Charge
    1/31/2011To select and invite the speaker and emcee for the annual MathFest Closing Banquet. Once selected the names should be forwarded to the Associate Secretary.

    The committee consults with the MAA staff about all other arrangements for the dinner.
    Committee on the Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Dr. James A SellersChair2/01/20171/31/20182nd Term, One year as chair
    Prof. Jesus A De LoeraMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Dr. Matthew Edward DeLongMember1/01/20151/31/2018
    Robert L DevaneyMember2/06/20171/31/2020
    Prof. Tara S HolmMember1/01/20171/31/2019
    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'AmbrosiaMember2/01/20161/31/2019
    David T KungMember8/01/20148/31/2018Project NExT Director
    Prof. Patrick X RaultMember1/01/20171/31/2020
    Committee on the Policy on Media Recording
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Barbara T FairesMember2/01/20151/31/2020Secretary
    Committee Charge
    1/28/2011To handle requests for media recording of MAA meetings, lectures, courses, and workshops and to recommend MAA policy for these requests.
    Meetings Management Committee
    MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
    Ms. Annelore AgnielMember2/01/20161/31/2021
    Prof. James W DanielMember2/01/20171/31/2022Ex Officio, Treasurer
    Barbara T FairesMember2/01/20152/01/2020Secretary
    Dr. J Michael PearsonMember1/01/201612/31/2021
    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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