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Date: January 15, 2004 (04-04)
Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

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Montgomery College VP/Provost Becomes National President
of Two-Year College Mathematics Organization

          Dr. Judy E. Ackerman, vice president and provost of the Rockville campus of Montgomery College, was recently named the new president of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC).  Dr. Ackerman assumed leadership of the organization at the conclusion of the 29th AMATYC Annual Conference held recently in Salt Lake City, Utah, with approximately 1000 faculty, administrators, and educational professionals in attendance.

            Previously, Dr. Ackerman served a term as AMATYC President-Elect, two terms as AMATYC Mid-Atlantic Vice President, and president of the Maryland affiliate, Maryland Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NMATYC).

            Founded in 1974, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges is dedicated to the improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematics in the first two years of college.  AMATYCís mission includes the preparation of scientifically and technologically literate citizens and continuing professional development of mathematics faculty.  AMATYC addresses the concerns of the 20,000 full- and part-time mathematics faculty who teach in two-year colleges.  In North America, more than 1200 community colleges enroll some 10.4 million students. 

            Before being named vice president and provost of Montgomery Collegeís Rockville Campus in 2003, Dr. Ackerman served as a mathematics professor, math center coordinator, mathematics department chair, and instructional dean.  As instructional dean of science, mathematics, and engineering at the Rockville Campus, Dr. Ackerman coordinated the planning for the renovation of two campus science buildings.  She also served as the lead dean for mathematics and engineering for the Collegeís three campuses. 

            Dr. Ackerman, a Bethesda resident, earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and an M.A.T. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Her bachelorís degree from Queens College is in Mathematics, with minors in Physics and Education.

            For more information on the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, call 901-333-4643 or log on to  To learn more about Montgomery College, visit the Collegeís website at 

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