Indiana Project NExT

Support Project NExT

Thanks to your gifts, the generosity of a matching donor, and Section funds, we obtained the full $2,500 cost of supporting a Project NExT fellow for the 2018-2019 national program. Thank you for your continued engagement and for stepping up to support this valuable program of the MAA! Please consider contributing to support future Project NExT fellows through the Indiana Section of the MAA.

Donations can be made one of two ways:
  • Mail: Checks may be sent to mail to the treasurer of the Indiana MAA. Checks should be made out to "Indiana Section of the MAA", with "NExT Fellow" in the memo line.
  • PayPal: Electronic donations may be made via the following link to the section's PayPal account. Please keep in mind that PayPal charges $0.30 + 3.1% of every transaction.

Indiana NExT Mission Statement

Indiana NExT is a network of Indiana mathematics professionals and college/university mathematics faculty promoting professional development and networking opportunities for its members wishing to further engage with the mathematics community and use effective methods for teaching mathematics. There is a particular emphasis on offering support for new faculty members and beginning educators. Indiana NExT works closely with the Indiana Section of the Mathematics Association of America (IN-MAA), functions as a subcommittee of the IN-MAA, and has the same overarching mission as the MAA's Project NExT: "[That its members] would become leaders within the profession, their MAA Section, and in the greater MAA community."

The full bylaws of Indiana NExT, which include instructions on how to join, are available here.

Indiana NExT Officers



Amber Russell

Butler University
acrusse3 (at) butler.edu



Justin Lambright

Anderson University
jjlambright (at) anderson.edu



Ranjan Rohatgi

St. Mary's College
rrohatgi (at) saintmarys.edu



Amelia Tebbe

IU Kokomo
antebbe (at) iu.edu

Officer descriptions for Indiana NExT are available here.


Indiana NExT organizes a panel at most Indiana Section Meetings. The topics of the previous panels as well as their panelists are listed below. Full abstracts for the panels can be found on the Section Meetings page.

  • Fall 2019: Brainstorming Roundtables - Classroom Activities

    • Stacy Hoehn, Franklin College
    • Seonguk Kim, DePauw University
    • Amber Russell, Butler University
  • Spring 2019: Teaching Students to Think about Learning

    • Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College and 2017-2018 President of the MAA
    • Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
    • Manda Riehl, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Fall 2018: Preparing Students for BIG Careers

    • Emilie Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • Joseph Eichholz, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Lisa Holden, Northern Kentucky University
    • Dhanuja Kasturiratna, Northern Kentucky University
  • Spring 2018: Encounters with Experiential Learning

    • Steve Butler, Iowa State University
    • Allison Henrich, Seattle University
    • Judy Holdener, Kenyon College
    • Jennifer Quinn, University of Washington Tacoma and MAA Board of Directors
  • Fall 2017: Implementing the 2015 CUPM Content Recommendations

    • Paul Fonstad, Franklin College
    • Lara Pudwell, Valparaiso University
  • Spring 2017: Teaching a Bimodal Audience

    • Julie Beier, Earlham College
    • Sheryl Stump, Ball State University
    • Felicia Tabing, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Fall 2016: Retaining Underrepresented Groups in STEM

    • Alejandra Alvarado, Eastern Illinois University
    • Rodrigo Banuelos, Purdue University West Lafayette
    • Zenephia Evans, Purdue University West Lafayette
  • Spring 2016: Alternative Assessment Techniques

    • Mindy Capaldi, Valparaiso University
    • Sylvia Carlisle, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • William Lindsey, IU-Kokomo
  • Fall 2015: Effectively Incorporating Technology in the Classroom

    • Craig Cullen, Illinois State University
    • Josh Holden, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Gerard Venema, Calvin College
  • Spring 2015: Engaging Students in Extracurricular Math Activities

    • Justin Gash, Franklin College
    • Edray Goins, Purdue University
    • Vincenzo Isaia, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
  • Fall 2014: Strategies for Helping Students Transition to Proofs

    • Jeff Leader, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Tiffany Kolba, Valparaiso University
    • Katie Merkling, Valparaiso University
    • Mary Porter, St. Mary's College
  • Spring 2014: Goals and Pedagogy for Remedial Mathematics

    • Melissa Desjarlais, Valparaiso University
    • Angie Walls, Franklin College
    • Jeff Watt, IUPUI
  • Fall 2013: Publishing Undergraduate Research

    • Josh Holden, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Ahmed Mohammed, Ball State University
    • David Rader, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Spring 2013: Incorporating History across the Math Curriculum

    • Daniel Curtin, Northern Kentucky University
    • Colin McKinney, Wabash College
    • Jeff Oaks, University of Indianapolis
    • Danny Otero, Xavier University
  • Fall 2012: Inquiry-Based Learning

    • Mindy Capaldi, Valparaiso University
    • Dana Ernst, Northern Arizona University
    • Robert Talbert, Grand Valley State University
  • Fall 2011: Incorporating Writing into Mathematics Courses

    • Dan Callon, Franklin College
    • Melissa Desjarlais, Valparaiso University
  • Spring 2011: Establishing Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations

    • John Boardman, Franklin College
    • Jeff Leader, Rose-Hulman Institute of the Technology
  • Fall 2010: Transitioning Students from High School to College Mathematics

    • Gayla Domke, Purdue North Central
    • Janet Teeguarden, Ivy Tech - Indianapolis
    • Bill Stockdale, Ivy Tech - Valparaiso
  • Spring 2010: Undergraduate Research

    • Carl Cowen, IUPUI
    • Matt DeLong, Taylor University
    • David Housman, Goshen College