October 28 - 29, 2022
Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Invited Speakers Bios (PDF, 10MB)
Alan TaylorUnion CollegeFriday Banquet Address
My graduate training was in the field of mathematical logic, and I spent the first fifteen years of my career doing infinitary combinatorics. Most of my work involved ultrafilters on omega, ideals on uncountable cardinals, and partition theory (including a bit of work with finite Ramsey theory). I spent the following fifteen years with a number of questions from the area of "fair division" and with some topics arising from the theory of voting. Here, I was primarily studying simple games. For the past decade I have returned to set theory with somewhat of a focus on coordinated inference as captured by so-called hat problems.
Janet Heine BarnettColorado State University PuebloInvited Address
Janet Heine Barnett holds a PhD in set theory from the University of Colorado Boulder and is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at the Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) where she taught from 1990–2018. Her scholarly interests have long included the history of mathematics and its use in promoting mathematical understanding and as a vehicle for promoting teacher reflection on pedagogical issues. Most recently, she has served as an editor of Convergence, MAA’s online journal for the history of mathematics and its use in teaching, and as a lead PI for the NSF-funded project TRansforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources (TRIUMPHS). Her distinctions include the MAA Haimo award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the CSU Pueblo Presidential Award for service to education. Janet shares her passions for mathematics and history (as well as dance and travel) with her husband, George W. Heine, whom she met while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic (1982–84).
Xiao XiaoUtica UniversityJohn Randolph Lecture in Mathematics Education
Xiao Xiao received Ph.D. in mathematics from State University of New York at Binghamton in 2011. After completing his Ph.D., he has been teaching at Utica University and he is currently professor of mathematics. His scholarship interests include arithmetic geometry, and more specifically on classification of F-crystals. More recently, he is also interested in studying arithmetic derivatives and their natural extensions. His teaching interest include the use inquiry-based learning and preparation of secondary mathematics teachers. Between 2016 and 2020, he has co-facilitated annual inquiry-based learning workshops at Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning. He is the recipient of the Clarence Stephens Award for Teaching Excellence by the Mathematical Association of America Seaway Section in 2020. He is a Silver '12 Project NExT fellow.
Pamela E. HarrisUniversity of Wisconsin MilwaukeeInvited Address
Dr. Pamela E. Harris is a Mexican-American mathematician and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College and as Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her B.S. from Marquette University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Pamela E. Harris's research is in algebraic combinatorics and she is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed research articles in internationally recognized journals. An award winning mathematical educator, Dr. Harris was the 2020 recipient of the MAA Northeast Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, the 2019 MAA Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, and the 2019 Council on Undergraduate Research Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division Early Career Faculty Mentor Award. She has supervised the research of over 120 undergraduate students, a majority of whom identify as members of groups historically excluded in higher education, has served as a research faculty mentor for undergraduate research programs at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, and she is a trained Entering Mentoring Workshop Facilitator. She is the President and co-founder of Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences, cohosts the podcast Mathematically Uncensored and is a coauthor of the books Asked And Answered: Dialogues On Advocating For Students of Color in Mathematics, Practices and Policies: Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics, and Read and Rectify: Advocacy Stories from Student of Color in Mathematics.