John Ewing is President of Math for America (MƒA), a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve mathematics education in U.S. public secondary schools by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers. MƒA offers fellowships for both new and experienced teachers, including the MƒA Fellowship, which aims to increase the number of mathematically talented individuals entering the teaching profession.
Before joining MƒA in 2009, Ewing served as Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for more than 13 years. The AMS represents more than 32,000 research mathematicians and publishes books, journals, and databases, employing a staff of more than 200 in its Providence, Ann Arbor, and Washington offices.
Previously, he was professor of mathematics at Indiana University from 1973 to 1995, where he also served as chair of the department. In addition to publishing mathematical research, Ewing has been active in mathematical exposition both as writer and editor, winning several national awards.
This Provost’s Lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 1, at 4:00 pm in the Simons Center Auditorium.