LSU Shreveport is pleased to announce that one of its mathematics professors, Dr. Judith Covington, has been chosen as the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Governor.
Dr. Covington, an active member of the MAA, said each governor serves a three year term and the section represents Louisiana and Mississippi.
“As a governor I will serve on the board of governors and we oversee the activities of the national organization,” Dr. Covington said. “The board meets one day before the January and August meetings to discuss current business and to approve the decisions of the many MAA committees. I am also responsible for keeping open lines of communication between the section and the national organization. I will also be appointed to serve on at least one committee.”
From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Covington served as an at-large governor for teacher education. These are governor positions that are elected by the Board of Governors to represent certain groups in the organization.
“It is an honor to have been selected,” Dr. Covington said. “I am proud to have been chosen by the MAA members in our section to represent them at the national level. One of the invited speakers to our section meeting mentioned that we are the friendliest section, and it is my goal to make sure this remains constant.”
She has been teaching at LSUS for 23 years. Last year she was also awarded the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the MAA. This is a teaching award that is given to only three teachers per year who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions.
To learn more about the Mathematical Association of America, please visit www.maa.org.