Allegheny Mountain Section
Mathematical Association of America

Serving Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Brief Bio for Tina Straley

Tina Straley received her Ph.D. degree in mathematics, from Auburn University, specializing in combinatorics and universal algebra. She has been on the faculties of Spelman College, Auburn University, and Kennesaw State University, and held a visiting appointment at Emory University.  At Kennesaw, Dr. Straley served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Associate Vice President for Scholarship and Dean of Graduate Studies. She was a Program Officer for Mathematics and Coordinator of Teacher Preparation in the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation.

Tina Straley is the author of research papers in combinatorics and graph theory and articles and reports on undergraduate mathematics education and the mathematical preparation of teachers.  She has also authored and edited reports for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education.  She is co-editor of a MAA Notes volume on Leading the Mathematical Sciences Department: A Resource for Chairs, which is soon to be published.

She is the PI or co-PI of many grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and Foundations and Corporate Donors, and she has participated in the writing and implementation of many more.  These grants include projects in undergraduate mathematics education and research, faculty development, teacher preparation, and graduate study. 

Dr. Straley has been active in the Mathematical Association of America for many years serving on committees and editorial boards, including Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the Atlanta MathFest in 1997, member of the MAA Program Committee for the JMM in Washington, DC in 2000, Chair of the Program Committee for the Los Angeles MathFest of 2000, and Chair of the MAA Notes Editorial Board.  For the Southeastern Section of MAA, she has served as Newsletter Editor and Chair of the Section.  Dr. Straley assumed her present position as Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America in January, 2000.


Tina H. Straley
Executive Director
Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036, 202-387-5200

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