IBL SIGMAA · Asking Questions Together



The IBL SIGMAA was officially proposed to the MAA in August of 2015, and officially sanctioned in spring of 2016. We were proud to submit our application with a list of over 200 charter members.

How to Join

To join IBL SIGMAA, you can simply indicate this preference when renewing your MAA membership. If you have a lifetime membership, or if you don’t want to wait Term complete in your next renewal, call the MAA membership services office and ask to join us. The MAA has more specifics on their site here.

How to get involved

We welcome everyone to participate in our work. Submit a talk to one of our parallel sessions at a meeting, or come by and participate in a panel discussion.

If you have ideas to share about how the IBL SIGMAA could advance its mission, or if you want to get more involved by joining the executive board, get in touch with us. The Executive Board is filled by elections each October, and we welcome nominations and volunteers!

The Current Executive Board

The executive board consists of five elected positions. The Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair each serve for one year, but in a cycle progressing through all three positions. Thus, being elected Chair-Elect is a three year commitment. An election for Chair-Elect is held every year.

The Secretary/Treasurer and Program Coordinator are two-year positions, with elections in alternate years. An election for Secretary/Treasurer is held in odd numbered years, and the election for Program Officer is held in even numbered years.

The chair has the power to appoint other people to the executive board to fill our needs. The Charter calls for the appointment of a Communications Officer, and we currently also have Coordinator for Outreach and Advocacy.

In all cases, terms begin and end at the close of January, after the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Victor Piercey, Ferris State University. Term complete in January 2019.
Susan Crook, Loras College. Term complete in January 2019.
Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy. Term complete in January 2020.
Program Coordinator
Eric Kahn, Bloomsburg University. Term complete in January 2019.
Brian Katz, Augustana College. Term complete in January 2019.
Communications Officer (appointed by Brian Katz in Feb 2017)
Xiao Xiao, Utica College. Term complete in January 2019.
Coordinator for Outreach and Advocacy (appointed by Brian Katz in March 2017)
Candice Price, University of San Diego. Term complete in January 2019.

Old Friends

Judith Covington, Louisiana State University at Shreveport
Inaugural Past-Chair, 2016-2017.
Theron Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa
Inaugural Chair, 2016-2017 and Past Chair 2017-2018
Alison Marr, Southwestern University
Inaugural Secretary-Treasurer, 2016-2018
Stan Yoshinobu, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Helped us set up the SIGMAA by collecting the list of charter members


The Charter for IBL SIGMAA
Minutes of Past Meetings
Official minutes of SIGMAA business meetings.