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Daniel J. Hrozencik, Illinois - Meritorious Service Award 2018

Daniel J. Hrozencik became a member of the Illinois Section of the MAA (ISMAA) in 2002 when he joined the faculty at Chicago State University and has been an active participant in the MAA at both the local and national levels.

For the Illinois Section, Dan served on the ISMAA Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016, providing excellent knowledge of national MAA policy, practice,and issues of concern for dialogue at the section level. In 2007, when the ISMAA merged responsibilities of webmaster and newsletter editor into one role, Dan became the Section’s first Information Coordinator. For nine years, Dan ably maintained the section website and communicated Section news to Illinois MAA members. Dan served as chair of the Section Two-Year College Committee from 2012 to 2015. For his commitment to the Illinois Section, Dan Hrozencik was recognized with the ISMAA Distinguished Service Award in 2015. His service to the ISMAA continues through his role as Chair of the Finance Committee (2013–present; Chair, 2016–present).

Prior to joining the Illinois Section, Dan served for five years as Newsletter Editor for the Allegheny Mountain Section when he was the chair for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Westminster College. At the national level, Dan has served on the MAA Committee on Sections (2014–present), the MAA Council on Meetings and Professional Development (2016–present), the MAA MathFest Invited Speaker Committee (2015–2017; Chair, 2015–2017), the AMS-MAA MathFest Speaker Committee (2015–2017; Chair, 2017) and the MAA Beckenbach Book Award Committee (2015–2017; Chair, 2016– 2017).

Beyond his service to the MAA, Dan Hrozencik is a founding member and fellow of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance and has been the Section Editor for Letters in Biomathematics since 2014.

For his long, continuing service to the Illinois Section of MAA and our profession, the ISMAA nominates Dr. Dan Hrozencik for the 2018 MAA Meritorious Service Award.


I am deeply honored to accept this award from the MAA. I’ve always admired and enthusiastically supported the work of the MAA to promote mathematics and encourage active involvement of its members. I am pleased to be a part of this organization and to do what I can to help the MAA reach its goals. I look forward to many more years of participation in the MAA!


Dan Hrozencik earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. He served on the faculty at Westminster College (1990–1998) and was an active member of the Allegheny Mountain Section. He is currently a full Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, where he has taught since 2002. He has been active in the Illinois Section since 2002. He is a Fellow of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance and is a Section Editor for Letters in Biomathematics.