**Jim Marshall**, Illinois CollegeBA from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-MadisonJim has been on the faculty at Illinois College in Jacksonville since 1993, where he is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Chair of the Mathematics Department. His mathematical areas of interest are wavelets and college algebra reform.

At Illinois College he was responsible for the development and implementation of a successful mathematics placement program for new students at the college. More recently he has worked toward improving the experience of students in college algebra.

Jim has served previously on the ISMAA Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large and was one of the original co-organizers of the ISMAA Project NExT Program.

Jim's professional service includes being a member of the national MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters; has served as a Director-at-Large on the ISMAA Board of Directors, as a member of the ISMAA Teacher Education Committee and Two-year College Committee, and he was a co-director of the ISMAA Project NExT Program.

Jim is actively involved in Project Kaleidoscope and has attended various workshops.

Note: This is for a one year term as Chair and a two year term as Past Chair. The person elected to this position will complete the second year of of our current Chair, Robert Johnson, who is retiring and moving out of the area at the end of this academic year.

**Herb Kasube**, Bradley UniversityBA (mathematics & physics) MacMurray College

MA (mathematics) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D. (mathematics) University of Montana at MissoulaHerb has been on the mathematics faculty at Bradley University since 1978. He is a member of MAA, AMS, NCTM, ICTM, Pi Mu Epsilon, Sigma Xi, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, the British Society for the History of Mathematics and was recently elected secretary-treasurer of HOMSIGMAA (a special interest group of MAA on the history of mathematics).

Herb's professional service includes serving on the ISMAA Board in various capacities -- director, chair, program chair, section liaison coordinator, AMC Director, and Chair of the Awards Committee. In 1999 he received the Distinguished Service Award from ISMAA.

On a national level, he currently serves on the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM), the Committee on Curriculum Reform Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY), and on the Committee on MAA Liaisons. Herb is also serving a term as College/University Director on the ICTM Board of Directors. During the summer of 2001 he served as a judge at the International Mathematical Olympiad held in Washington, DC. Herb also served as regional director for the AMC 8/10/12 and on the Executive Advisory Committee of the American Mathematics Competitions.

Herb's mathematical interests include combinatorics and graph theory, but his special interest is in the history of mathematics and its use in the classroom. He has attended the NSF/MAA-sponsored Institute in the History of Mathematics and its Use in Teaching since the summer of 1996. Publications and presentations in recent years have emphasized curricular concerns, as well as the history of mathematics.

**Joseph Rosenblatt**, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.A. from Reed College

Ph.D (mathematics) University of WashingtonJoseph was a student of Isaac Namioka. He is the current Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he holds the academic rank of Professor. He has been at UIUC since 1994. Prior to that he was at Ohio State University for ten years. He has also worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of British Columbia, where he held a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship. Joseph also was awarded two NSF fellowships. He completed his undergraduate education at Reed College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Joseph's areas of specialization include harmonic analysis and ergodic theory. He is the author of over seventy-five publications and has presented at least sixty-nine invited talks. Joesph has directed at least nine Ph.D students and is currently directing four more. He has been associated with at least twenty-one research or training grants, including at least thirteen NSF grants. An extensive list of his scholarly accomplishments can be found at http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~ jrsnbltt/ .

Joseph currently is serving as the editor for both the New York Journal of Mathematics and the Illinois Journal of Mathematics.

**Mary Armon**, Knox CollegeBA from Knox College

Ph.D. (mathematics) from the University of Michigan, specializing in analytic number theoryMary has been on the mathematics faculty at Knox College since 1991 and received a campus-wide teaching award in 1993. She currently holds the rank of Associate Professor.

Her research interests include computational number theory and cryptography, especially the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem. Her primary teaching goal for the year is to, once and for all, find just the right mix of Mathematica and hand computation in her calculus courses.

Mary is on the Executive Committee at Knox College, has served on the ISMAA Board since 1999 and is currently serving on the ISMAA Nominating Committee.

She has attended numerous workshops and conferences, including the Midwest Algebraic Geometry in Cryptography Workshop, the AMS Central Section meeting, and the Millenial Number Theory Conference. Mary has given presentations on the use of Mathematica in teaching number theory at ICTM, ICTCM, and MAA Mathfest.

**Roberta Christie**, Shawnee Community CollegeBA in Mathematics from Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

MS in Mathematics Education from the University of Wisconsin, MadisonRoberta has taught mathematics either full- or part-time from 1983 to 1990, and from 1993 to the present. She has been in her current full-time position for six years and has lived in Southern Illinois since 1990 (with the exception of one year in Australia). In addition to teaching a wide variety of mathematics courses, she has served on numerous committees and currently is a co-chair for the Committee on Institutional Planning.

Roberta's professional experience includes memberships in: NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), ICTM (Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics), IMACC (Illinois Mathematic Association of Community Colleges), and the ISMAA. She has been a NeXT Fellow since 1999.

She has attended various workshops at ICTM conferences on such topics as the history of math, teaching techniques in math, and teaching math with a graphing calculator. She has also run a workshop since 1995 for Southern Illinois University's Expanding New Horizons annual conference, and she helped write and implement a grant for the Regional Office of Education.

**Don Porzio**, Illinois Mathematics and Science AcademyBS (mathematics) from the University of California at Santa Barbara>BR> MA/MS (mathematics) from Ohio State University

Ph.D. (mathematics education) Ohio State UniversityDon has been on the faculty at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy since 1998. He has taught BC Calculus I, II, and II (in a three-semester sequence that prepares students for the BC Calculus Advanced Placement Exam), Mathematical Investigations II, III, and IV (precalculus courses that cover topics in algebra, trigonometry, and discrete math), and Geometry.

Don has participated in over 20 presentations and workshops at national conferences and 30 presentations and workshops at regional and state conferences on the use of technology in the teaching and learning of secondary school mathematics.

He has three publications in the conference proceedings of national research conferences and 7 publications in the conference proceedings of national technology conferences and has 1 article published in a refereed research journal.

Don's professional affiliations include the Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Special Interest Group MAA - Research in Undergraduate Mathematics #Education, AERA Special Interest Group - Research in Mathematics Education, Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Metropolitan Mathematics Club, Chicago, IL, the Illinois Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the Psychology of Mathematics Education - North American Chapter

His research interests center around investigating how the use of technology (e.g., graphing calculators, computer algebra systems, interactive geometry software) in the teaching and learning of mathematics impacts different aspects of students' understanding of that mathematics, and examining if and how students', teachers', and educators' beliefs about mathematics have been altered by the availability of technology

The term of office for those elected to these positions beginns at the adjournment of the annual meeting. See Article III of the Bylaws for the details on these positions.

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March 6, 2002