A program of the
Michigan Section
of the MAA


Online Resources
   National Project NExT page;
   NExT in MAA Sections;
   Previous MiNExT home page

Service to our Section
   Speaker Listing;
   NExT Fellows in Michigan


Welcome to Michigan NExT!

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a national program, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) with support from the ExxonMobil Educational Foundation, for faculty in their first few years of full-time teaching. The Michigan Section of the MAA began regional Project NExT activities (Michigan NExT) in May 2000 at the Michigan MAA Section Annual Meeting held at Central Michigan University.

The mission of the project is to support new and recent Ph.D.s in their roles as mathematics faculty members. In particular, the project fosters and enhances high-quality teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.

The Michigan section of Project NExT is open to all full-time faculty members in mathematics departments in the Michigan Section who have an earned doctorate and are within their first four years of undergraduate teaching (after the doctorate).

Join us! To join Michigan NExT (MiNExT), please complete the following Application Form.

2012-13 Michigan NExT Events:

Michigan NExT Officers:

  • President: Robert Talbert, Grand Valley State University
  • Past President: David Murphy, Hillsdale College (2009-2012)

Page maintained by David Murphy.








Past Michigan NExT Events:

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Michigan NExT Speaker Listing

Contact any of the Michigan NExT Fellows and Friends below to arrange for a lecture at your department colloquium, seminar, or Math Club. Speakers are arranged by school and schools are arranged by location in the state, so finding one near you is made easier.

Albion College (Southern Michigan, ZIP: 49224)

Grand Valley State University (West Michigan, ZIP: 49401)

Hillsdale College (Southern Michigan, ZIP: 49242)

University of Detroit Mercy (Eastern Michigan, ZIP: 48221)








The last seven year's national Project NExT fellows from the Michigan Section of the MAA are

Dot Year/Color Name Affiliation Research Area
2011, Peach Dot Dawn Archey University of Detroit Mercy Operator Algebras (C*-algebras)
2010, Blue Dot Julie Miker Spring Arbor University Partial Differential Equations
2009, Green Dot Brian Drake Grand Valley State University Enumerative Combinatorics
Christopher Novak University of Michigan - Dearborn Dynamical Systems
Rebecca Schmitz Michigan Tech Math Education
2008, Red Dot Cara Brooks Michigan State University Inverse Problems, Numerical Analysis
Levi Molenje Grand Valley State University Mathematics Education
Bronlyn Wassink Michigan State University Geometric Group Theory
2007, Sun Dot Deborah Kent Hillsdale College History of Mathematics
Marilyn Joy Reece Myers Calvin College Number Theory
2006, Sepia Dot Zhewei Dai Alma College Applied Math, Inverse Problems
2005, Sterling Dot Melinda Koelling Western Michigan University ODE, Computational Neuroscience
Kimberly Muller Lake Superior State University Functional Analysis
David Murphy Hillsdale College Algebraic Geometry
Samuel Webster Hillsdale College Scientific Computing
2004, Orange Dot Mark A. Pearson Hope College Algebraic Topology
Katrina Piatek-Jimenez Central Michigan University Mathematics Education
Thomas Treloar Hillsdale College Symplectic Geometry, Game Theory
Paul Yu Grand Valley State University Mathematics Education

Current Michigan NExT members from the Michigan Section of the MAA are

Name Affiliation Research Area
Mohammad Alqudah Northwood University Approximations and Expansions
Dawn Archey University of Detroit Mercy Operator Algebras (C*-algebras)
Sukanya Basu Grand Valley State University Rational Difference Equations
Amy Hlavacek Saginaw Valley State University Graph Theory, Math Ed
David Murphy Hillsdale College Algebraic Geometry