First APA president of Mathematical Association of America elected

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Francis Su

The Mathematical Association of America has elected Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Francis Su to be its 55th president.

The MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics at the undergraduate level.

One of the youngest presidents in MAA’s history, Su will serve as president-elect in 2014, participating in the governance of the association and preparing for his two-year term as president.

The MAA previously recognized Su with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics (2013), the James R.C. Leitzel Lecture (2006), the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member (2004), and the Merten M. Hasse Prize for outstanding mathematical exposition (2001).

Su joined the Harvey Mudd College faculty in 1996. His research interests include geometric and topological combinatorics, and applications to game theory and the social sciences. His article, “Teaching Research: Encouraging Discoveries,” was featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011, published by Princeton University Press. He is also the creator of the award-winning Math Fun Facts website and the Math Fun Facts iPhone app. (end)

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