Special Interest Group of the MAA on 
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
 

Organizational Information

This organization was initially founded as ARUME (Association for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education) on January 14, 1999 at the Annual Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, AMS, and Mathematical Association of America, MAA, in San Antonio, Texas. Its formation was in response to the growing interest in research on undergraduate mathematics education (RUME).


At the January 2000 Annual Joint Meeting of AMS/MAA in Washington, DC, ARUME became the first SIGMAA (Special Interest Group of the MAA). As a consequence, the MAA subsequently requested a name change. The vote on the name change, to SIGMAA on RUME, along with other charter and bylaws changes, is to take place at the business meeting on Friday, January 12, 2001 at the Annual Joint Meeting of AMS/MAA in New Orleans, Louisiana.


As outlined in its Charter, the purpose of the group is to foster research on learning and teaching undergraduate mathematics and to provide a support network for those who participate in this area of research. This SIGMAA also welcomes members who teach post secondary mathematics or are interested in the findings of RUME; such members often provide critical assistance in the grounding of research efforts in the realities of the classroom. The organization was partially supported by a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation.


An extensive history of this organization and its academic community has been compliled by Annie Selden, and is available as “A Home for RUME: The Story of the Formation of the Mathematical Association of America's Special Interest Group of Research in Mathematical Education", Annie Selden, New Mexico State University, Tech Report No. 2012-6, downloadable file 690KB

*Note: We are phasing out official support for the Google Group in 2023. All important announcements will be posted on the SIGMAA on RUME page on MAA Connect. You do not have to be an MAA member to sign up for MAA Connect.

On This Page


  1. -Organizational Info

  2. -Executive Committee

  3. -A Short History

  4. -Two Old Reports

History

  1. Coordinator (2024): Deborah Moore-Russo, University of Oklahoma

  2. Past-Coordinator (2024): Shandy Hauk, San Francisco State University

  3. Organizational Director (2022-2024): Samuel Cook, Boston University

  4. Program Chair (2024-2025): Kaitlyn Serbin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  5. Secretary (2024-2025): Kate Melhuish, Texas State University

  6. Treasurer (2021-2024): Nick Wasserman, Columbia University

  7. Appointed Roles (2024):

    1. Coordination-Consultant: Nicole Engelke Infante, University of Nebraska, Omaha

    2. Social Media Liaison: Brian Katz, California State University Long Beach


(Terms begin and end at the Joint Mathematical Meetings, so a “2020-2021” term begins at the 2020 JMM and ends at the 2022 JMM.)

Executive Committee 2024

  1. Coordinator (and C-Elect for previous year, Past-C for following year)

    1. (2020-2022) Nicole Engelke Infante, University of Nebraska, Omaha

    2. (2018-2019) Hortensia Soto, Colorado State University

    3. (2016-2017) Stacy Brown, Cal Poly Pomona

    4. (2014-2015) Michelle Zandieh, Arizona State University

    5. (2011-2013) Michael Oehrtman, University of Northern Colorado

    6. (2008-2010) Karen Marrongelle, Mathematics and Statistics, Portland State University

    7. (2006-2007) Chris Rasmussen, Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University

    8. (2004-2005) Barbara Edwards, Mathematics, Oregon State University

    9. (2002-2003) Marilyn Carlson, Mathematics, Arizona State University

    10. (2000-2001) Annie Selden, Mathematics, Tennessee Technological University (emerita)

    11. (1999) Edward Dubinsky, Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University (emeritus)


  2. Organizational Director

    1. (2019-2021) Shiv Smith Karunakaran, Michigan State University

    2. (2016-2018) Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College

    3. (2013-2016) Timothy Fukawa-Connelly, Temple University

    4. (2009-2012) Stacy Brown, Pitzer College

    5. (2007-2008) Michelle Zandieh, Mathematics, Arizona State University

    6. (2005-2006) Michael Oehrtman, Mathematics, Arizona State University

    7. (2003-2004) Draga Vidakovic, Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University

    8. (1999-2002) Mickey McDonald, Mathematics, Occidental College


  3. Program Chair

    1. (2020-2023): Brian Katz, California State University Long Beach

    2. (2016-2019) Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech

    3. (2014-2015) Karen Keene, North Carolina State University

    4. (2012-2013) Kyeong Hah Roh, Arizona State University

    5. (2010-2011) Sean Larson, Mathematics, Portland State University

    6. (2008-2009) Keith Weber, Mathematics Education, Rutgers University

    7. (2006-2007) David Meel, Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University

    8. (2004-2005) Bill Martin, Mathematics, North Dakota State University

    9. (2002-2003) Anne Brown, Mathematics, Indiana University South Bend

    10. (1999-2001) Julie Clark, Mathematics and Statistics, Hollins University


  4. Secretary

    1. (2022-2023): Estrella Johnson, Virginia Tech

    2. (2017-2021) Paul Dawkins, Texas State University, San Marcos

    3. (2014-2016) Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College

    4. (2012-2013) Hortensia Soto-Johnson, U. Northern Colorado.

    5. (2002-2011) Eric Hsu, Mathematics, San Francisco State University

    6. (1999-2001) David Meel, Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University


  5. Treasurer

    1. (2019-2020): Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan

    2. (2015-2018): Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University

    3. (2009-2014) Nicole Engelke, Mathematics, Cal State Fullerton

    4. (2005-2009) Kirk Weller, Mathematics, Ferris State University

    5. (2001-2004) Chris Rasmussen, Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University

    6. (1999-2000) David Meel, Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State

Past Members of the Executive Committee