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Mathematical Association of America Presents Howard Eves Award to Bentley University Professor Richard Cleary


Mathematical Association of America Presents Howard Eves Award to Bentley University Professor Richard Cleary



Bentley University Professor Richard Cleary received the Howard Eves Award from the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The award was presented on November 17 at the 55th Annual Fall Sectional Meeting held at Providence College in Rhode Island.

"I was delighted to receive the Howard Eves award because it recognizes service, scholarship and teaching," says Cleary, professor and chair of mathematical sciences.  "The previous winners, including Bentley's own Karen Schroeder in 2005, are all people for whom I have great respect and it is an honor to be listed with them."

Award criteria includes both service and presentation components as a teacher and scholar in the field of mathematics. It also reflects Cleary's contributions to the Northeastern Section of MAA. He previously served as section chair, local arrangements chair, and on many section committees. At the national level, Cleary is serving a six-year term as associate treasurer. He is also serving a two-year term as chair of the Joint Data Committee of five mathematical organizations: Mathematical Association of America; American Mathematical Society; American Statistical Association; the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The committee helps monitor the profession in many aspects, among them employment trends for new PhDs; enrollments in graduate and undergraduate programs; diversity issues; and faculty salaries.  As committee chair, he co-writes several articles with staff members from sponsoring societies, which will appear in top journals such as Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

The Northeastern Section of the MAA includes the six New England States of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and the four Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate, and 24 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


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