St. Olaf College Profesional Resumé
Lynn Arthur Steen
St. Olaf College
Lynn Steen Picture
Dept. of Mathematics
Statistics, & Comp.Sci

St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057

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Professional and Leadership Positions
Editorial Positions
Major St. Olaf Responsibilities
Selected Speaking Engagements
Selected Publications (pdf)

Professional and Leadership Positions
2003-09 Special Assistant to the Provost, St. Olaf College.
2000-03 Director of Institutional Research and Planning, St. Olaf College.
1999-02 Project Director for Quantitative Literacy, National Council on Education and the Disciplines.
1996-03 Senior Faculty Advisor, Office of the Provost, St. Olaf College.
1992-95 Executive Director, Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB), National Research Council.
1989-92 Faculty Director of Academic Computing, St. Olaf College.
1989 Chair, Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP).
1988-90 Chair, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS).
1985-86 President, Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
1982-88 Secretary, Section A (Mathematics), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
1979-82 Chairman, Consortium on Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Council.
1975-05 Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College.
1960-71 Institute Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden.
1965-75 Assistant, Associate Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College.

Editorial Positions
2004-05 Editor, Math and Bio 2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines, Mathematical Association of America, 2005.
2003-06 Editor, Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, 2006.
2000-06 Consulting Editor for Mathematics, Achieve, Inc.
1991-92 Editor, Heeding the Call for Change: Suggestions for Curricular Action, Mathematical Association of America, 1992.
1991-92 Editor, Library Recommendations for Undergraduate Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, 1992.
1990-91 Editor, Moving Beyond Myths: Revitalizing Undergraduate Mathematics, National Academy Press, 1991.
1989-94 Editorial Advisory Board, The Mathematica Journal.
1989-92 Editorial Board, The Wittenberg Review: An Undergraduate Journal of the Liberal Arts.
1989-91 Editor, MAA-NSF-Exxon Basic Library List in the Mathematical Sciences.
1989-90 Editor, On the Shoulders of Giants: New Approaches to Numeracy, National Academy Press, 1990.
1988-91 Associate Editor, Undergraduate Mathematics Education Trends.
1988-89 Editor, Reshaping College Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, 1989.
1987-88 Editor, Calculus for a New Century: A Pump, Not a Filter, Mathematical Association of America, 1988.
1980-91 Associate Editor, Mathematical Modelling: An International Journal.
1978-82 Contributing Editor, The Mathematical Intelligencer.
1976-86 Mathematics Writer for Britannica Book of the Year.
1976-82 Contributing Editor for Mathematics, Science News.
1976-80 Co-Editor, Mathematics Magazine.
1960-92 Telegraphic Book Review Editor of The American Mathematical Monthly.

Major St. Olaf Responsibilities
2003-09 Special Assistant to the Provost.
2000-02 Director, Institutional Research and Planning.
1996-02 Member, Dean's Council.
1989-92 Chair, Academic Computing Policy Board
1989-90 Chair, Associate Dean Search Committee
1988-89 Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics
1988-89 Executive Secretary, Curriculum Review Committee
1983-84 Chair, Personnel Subcommittee on Tenure and Promotion
1979-83 Project Director, NSF CAUSE program.
1979-80 Co-Director of Academic Computing
1978-79 Acting Chairman, Department of Mathematics
1976-77 Chair, Personnel Subcommittee on Tenure and Promotion
1975-79 Danforth Liaison Officer
1972-74 Executive Secretary, Centennial Long-Range Planning Committee
1967-60 Director of N.S.F. Undergraduate Research Participation Programs

Degrees and Awards
Foreign Professional Experience
Departmental Reviews
Board and Committee Leadership
Selected Committees and Boards

Degrees and Awards
2013 Elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
2012 Sc. D., honoris causa, Valparaiso Univ., Ind; Concordia College, Minn. (1996); Wittenberg University, Ohio (1991); Luther College, Iowa (1986).
1999 Award of Appreciation, American Mathematical Society of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC).
1992 Award for Distinguished Service, The Mathematical Association of America.
1989 Board of Directors Special Award, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
1985 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
1982 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
1973 Lester R. Ford Awards for Expository Writing, The Mathematical Association of America (1973, 1975).
1960 National Science Foundation Science Faculty Fellowship, Institute Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden.
1965 Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Field: Mathematics.)
1961 Danforth (1961-65), Woodrow Wilson (1961-62), and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships.
1961 B.A., Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. (Majors: Mathematics, Physics; Minor: Philosophy.)

Foreign Professional Experience
2003 Australia: Plenary Address, Mathematical Association of Victoria, Melbourne.
2003 New Zealand: Plenary Address, Delta'03: The Southern Hemisphere Conference on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the University Level, Queenstown.
2000 Switzerland: Plenary Address, L'Enseignement Mathématique Anniversary Symposium, Geneva.
2000 Japan: Chief Organizer, Working Group on Mathematics Education in Universities, International Congress on Mathematics Education, Tokyo/Makuhari.
2000 South Africa: Keynote Lecture, Annual Congress of the Association of Mathematics Educators of South Africa, Blomfontein.
1998 Singapore: Plenary Lecture, ICMI Workshop on University Mathematics, Singapore.
1996 Spain: International Congress on Mathematics Education, Seville.
1991 China: Plenary Lecture, ICMI Regional Workshop, Beijing.
1990 Russia: National Academy of Science Delegation on Mathematics Education, Moscow
1990 Great Britain: ICMI Workshop on Popularization of Mathematics, Leeds.
1988 Hungary: Plenary Lecture, International Congress on Mathematics Education, Budapest.
1985 France: ICMI Workshop on Mathematics and Informatics, Strassbourg.
1985 Mexico: Cross-Cultural Study of Technology in Mathematics Education, Guanajuato.
1983 China: Assistant Leader, U.S. Delegation on Mathematics Education.
1960 Sweden: Sabbatical Leave, Institute Mittag-Leffler, Stockholm.

Departmental Reviews
2002 Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California.
1998 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
1998 Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
1990 Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.
1990 Hope College, Holland, Michigan.
1989 Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
1989 Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.
1988 Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1987 Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.
1987 Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, Pennsylvania
1986 Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.
1985 Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.
1983 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
1983 Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
1981 Viterbo College, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
1981 The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
1981 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
1980 Regis College in Denver, Colorado.
1980 Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.
1978 Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1978 St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Board and Committee Leadership
2000-02 Vice Chairman, SciMath-MN, Minnesota Department of Children, Family, and Learning.
1999-02 Project Director for Quantitative Literacy, National Council on Education and the Disciplines (NCED), Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
2000-01 Chair, Subcommittee on Best Practices and Professional Development of the Commission on Mathematics Education of the New York City Board of Education.
1996-00 Chair, NSF Visiting Committee for the Long Island Consortium for Interconnected Learning (LICIL).
1997-99 Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Project.
1997-99 Chair, Joint Advisory Board for Focus and MAA OnLine, Mathematical Association of America.
1995-98 Co-Director, Project EXTEND, an Internet Forum on Mathematics Education.
1985-92 Co-Director, Minnesota Mathematics Mobilization.
1988-91 Chair, MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM).
1988-90 Chair, MAA-AAC Task Force on the Undergraduate Mathematics Major.
1984 Chair, Committee on Communications, American Mathematical Society.
1983 Assistant Leader, Delegation of Mathematics Educators, People's Republic of China.
1980-86 Trustee, Consortium on Mathematics and Its Applications.
1980-82 Chair, Newsletter Editorial Committee of the Mathematical Association of America.

Selected Committees and Boards
1997-02 Committtee on Science Policy, Mathematical Association of America.
1999-02 SciMath-MN Board of Directors, Minnesota Department of Children, Family, and Learning.
1999-01 Mathematics Advisory Committee for Achieve's Mathematics Achievement Partnership.
1993-00 Mathematics Advisory Committee, The College Board.
1992-96 Advisory Committee, Recognizing and Recording Reform in Mathematics (NCTM).
1992-96 Committee on Opportunities in Science, American Assoc. Advancement of Science.
1992-96 Coordinating Council on Education, Mathematical Association of America.
1992-96 Advisory Committee for the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, U.S. Dept. of Education.
1990-92 Executive Committee, Project Kaleidoscope.
1976-92 Board of Governors, Mathematical Association of America.
1985-91 Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Research Council.
1986-89 Advisory Committee, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation.
1986-89 Commission on Standards, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
1985-87 Committee on Programs for Talented Youth, American Mathematical Society.
1981-86 Committee to Monitor Problems in Communications, American Mathematical Society.
1984-84 Council of the American Mathematical Society.
1979-81 U.S. Commission on the XXIII International Mathematical Olympiad.
1973-80 Committee on Publications, Mathematical Association of America.

Selected Speaking Engagements
2012 Presentation at AMS-MAA Special Session on "What Mathematics Every Citizen Should Know," MathFest, Madison, WI. Topic: "Reflections on Mathematics and Democracy."
2009 Honors Day Convocation, St. Olaf College Topic: "Adrift in a Sea of Numbers."
2005 Opening Lecture, SAUM Workshop on Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics, Clayton, GA. Topic: "Asking the Right Questions."
2003 Plenary Address, Delta '03: The Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics, Queenstown, New Zealand. Topic: "Refractions, Reflections, Recombinations: Democratising Maths for Mass Education."
2003 Plenary Address, Mathematical Association of Victoria, Melbourne. Topic: "Citizens or Scientists? Just Who Benefits from School Mathematics?"
2002 Keynote Lecture, Annual meeting of the California Mathematics Council, Asilomar, CA. Topic: "Quantitative Literacy."
2001 Opening Plenary Address, NSF Workshop on Rethinking Precalculus, Crystal City, VA. Topic: "Twenty Questions About Precalculus."
2000 Plenary Address, Anniversary Symposium "One Hundred Years of L'Enseignement Mathematique: Moments of Mathematics Education in the 20th Century," University of Geneva. Topic: "Analysis 2000: A Potpourri of Instructional Issues."
2000 Colloquium Lecture, University of Cape Town. Topic: "Quantitative Literacy: A Challenge for Universities."
2000 Opening Plenary Address, Annual Congress of the Association of Mathematics Educators of South Africa (AMESA). Topic:"Reaching for Quantitative Literacy."
1999 Keynote Lecture, Silver Anniversary Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). Topic: "Making Points for Mathematics."
1998 Opening Plenary Address, International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) Study Conference, Singapore. Topic: "Revolution by Stealth: Redefining University Mathematics."
1995 American Council of Learned Societies. Topic: "National Education Standards: Implications for Higher Education and for Learned Societies."
1993 National Science Foundation Division of Education and Human Resources. Topic: "Goals for Mathematics Education: What Does it Mean to be Number One?"
1992 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Topic: "Next Steps in Mathematics Education."
1992 Seventh International Congress on Mathematical Education, Quebec. Topic: "Undergraduate Mathematics in the United States."
1991 University of Chicago International Conference on Mathematics Education. Topic: "Will Everybody Ever Count?"
1991 Plenary Address, Regional Meeting on Mathematical Education, Beijing, China. Topic: "Facing the Future: Mathematics For Everyone."
1989 International Commission on Mathematics Instruction Workshop on Popularization of Mathematics, Leeds, UK. Topic: "Mathematical News That's Fit to Print."
1987 National Science Foundation Directorate for Science and Engineering Education. Topic: "Forces for Change in the Mathematics Curriculum."
1984 Carl Mellby Memorial Lecture, St. Olaf College. Topic: "1 + 1 = 0: The Invisible Revolution in Modern Mathematics."