Autumn 2002
PNWMAA Newsletter

Meeting at Whitman College
2004 Meeting in Alaska
Notes from the Chair
Project NExT
Section News Briefs
New Faces
Section Officers



Project NExT

sponsored by 
The Mathematical Association of America
with support from the 
Exxon Education Foundation

New National NExT Fellows

This past summer, four new faculty from the Pacific Northwest Section were selected as fellows in the national Project NExT program, bringing the total number of national NExT fellows from our section to 24. This year’s new fellows were Michael Casey of the University of Puget Sound, Tim Chartier of the University of Washington, Chuck Dunn of Linfield College, and Karen Marrongelle of Portland State University.

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a national professional development program for new college-level faculty interested in improving the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics. Details about Project NExT can be found in an article that appeared in the February, 1999 AMS Notices and on the NExT web site at

Pacific Northwest Section NExT

The Pacific Northwest Project NExT is an extension of the national program to the section level. PNW NExT Fellows meet once a year at our annual section meeting to discuss topics related to teaching as well as other issues of importance to beginning faculty. Sessions at this year’s meeting in Portland included “Advising”, “Mathematics Students in the New Century: Are they fundamentally different than we were?”, “Working with Pre-Service and In-Service Mathematics Teachers”, “Tips on Talks”, and “Introduction to Proofs Course”. Fellows also attended a minicourse and several social events. After the meeting, PNW NExT Fellows and Consultants are linked together throughout the year by an electronic network on which discussions can continue.

At last summer’s PNW section meeting in Portland, six new fellows joined the PNW NExT program, bringing the total number of fellows in the program to 12. This year’s new fellows are Chuck Dunn (Linfield College), Jonathon Fassett (Central Washington University), Mark Fitch (University of Alaska Anchorage), Kanchan Mathur (Portland Community College), Shannon Overbay (Gonzaga University), and Bharath Sriraman (University of Montana). Applications will be solicited in the spring for new 2003 NExT fellows.

For more information on PNW NExT, contact Jenny McNulty at or visit


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