Four Faculty Members Named American Mathematics Society Fellows


Four members of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, mathematics faculty are among the first class of American Mathematical Society Fellows.

Fellows are Professor David Anderson, Professor Emeritus Robert Daverman, Professor Suzanne Lenhart, and Professor Stefan Richter.

The American Mathematical Society Fellows program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement communication, and utilization of mathematics.

“We are proud of our professors and the work they do inside and outside the classroom,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “Their contributions to research and teaching are invaluable and they are instrumental in making UT a great university.”

Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.

The inaugural class of 1119 fellows represents more than 600 institutions worldwide.

UT’s members specialize in diverse areas:

  • Anderson’s research area is in algebra with a focus on commutative ring theory factorization in integral domains and zero-divisor graphs.
  • Daverman’s research area is in geometric topology with a focus in the topology of finite dimensional manifolds and decomposition theory.
  • Lenhart’s research area is in differential equations with focuses in partial differential equations, systems, optimal control, applied modeling, disease, population and natural resource modeling.
  • Richter’s research areas include operator theory and complex analysis with a focus in invariant subspaces of multiplication operators on spaces of analytic functions.

The AMS is the world’s largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship, and education. Recent advances in mathematics include solutions to age-old problems and key applications useful for society.

Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the 30,000-member AMS fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

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