Terrence Blackman appointed to Math Alliance Executive Council
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Terrence Blackman, 2012-13 MIT MLK Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics, has been appointed as a new Executive Council member of The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences (“Math Alliance”)—Building a New American Community in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.
Math Alliance is a community of math sciences faculty and students with the following goals:
- To increase the number of doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences among groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in those fields.
- To improve placement of students from these groups in doctoral programs in disciplines that recruit undergraduate mathematics majors.
- To increase the number of Ph.D.s from these groups who enter the professoriate in the mathematical sciences as well as other appropriate professions.
- To increase funded research collaborations among faculty members at the universities with mathematical sciences doctoral programs and faculty members at colleges and universities focused on undergraduate students.
- To foster the growth of a community of mathematical scientists that promotes a diverse workforce.
Math Alliance was founded in 2001 as a partnership between the math sciences departments at the three Iowa State Regents universities (University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa) together with math departments at four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) (Alabama A&M University, Benedict College (South Carolina), Florida A&M University and Jackson State University).
Dr. Blackman is Dean in the School of Science, Health and Technology at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.