Joseph A. Gallian, Distinguished Professor of Teaching and
Professor of Mathematics, email: jgallian (at) d.umn.edu
Education: B.A. Slippery Rock 1966, M.A. Kansas 1968, Ph.D. Notre Dame
Employment: Notre Dame 1971-72; U. Minnesota Duluth 1972-present.
MAA Mary P. Dolciani Award 2019;
MAA Mathfest 2015 Chan Stannek Lecturer for Students;
MAA Mathfest 2014 James R. C. Leitzel Lecturer;
AMS Fellow 2013; UMD Academy of Science and Engineering;
2011; Evnin Lecture Princeton University 2010; UMD Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research 2009-2010;
MAA Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Distinguished Service to Mathematics Award;
MAA President 2007-2008;
2003 CASE and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Minnesota Professor of the Year Award; 2002
CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research)
Fellow Award (Recognizes CUR members who have
demonstrated sustained excellence in research with
Assoc. of Amer. (MAA) Second Vice President 2002-2004; MAA Polya Lecturer
1999-2001; UMD College of Science and Engineering Anderson Scholar/Teacher
Award, 2000; MAA Trevor Evans Award for
Exposition, 1996; MAA Deborah and Franklin
Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished
College or University Teaching 1993; U. Minnesota System Continuing Education
and Extension Distinguished Teaching Award 1991; U. Minnesota, Duluth Blehart Distinguished
Teaching Award 1984; MAA Allendoerfer Award
for Exposition 1977; U. Minnesota System Morse Award for
Contributions to Undergraduate Education 1976 (All teaching awards listed
are career awards chosen by faculty committees); named by a Duluth
newspaper as among 100 Great Duluthians from the 20th century; the College Mathematics Journal
published an interview of me and had my photo on the cover. See
Prizes won by REU students: Morgan Prize 13 winners, nine honorable mention; Schafer Prize 15 winners, 9 runnerup.
Books: Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 9th ed, Cengage,
2017 (1000+ citations);
For All Practical Purposes, W.H. Freeman, (coauthor), 500,000+ users,
10th ed., 2016; Principles
and Practices of Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, (coauthor), 1997;
Proceedings of the Conference on Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research
Programs, Editor, American Mathematical Society, 2000; Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting
Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (editor), American Mathematical
Society, 2007; Mathematics and Sports, Mathematical Association of America, 2010
Articles: 100+, 6000+ citations (journals
include: J. Algebra, J. Combinatorial Theory,
Discrete Applied Math., Discrete Math., ACM Computing Surveys, J. Graph Theory,
Math. Zeitschrift, Proceedings AMS, Notices AMS, Canadian J. Math., Amer. Math. Monthly, Math. Magazine, Math.
Chemical Ed., Inter. J. Applied Engineering, College Math. J., Math Horizons,
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry);
Supervised over 230 papers written by undergraduate students published
in mainstream journals
Films: Executive Producer of documentary "Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest,"
Co-PI of a grant to have the documentary film "Julia Robinson" syndicated on American Public Television.
Grants: 44 years from National Science Foundation; 32 years from
National Security Agency; two years from Minnesota Humanities Commission.
Invited Addresses: 23 at national meetings; 74 at MAA
Section meetings; 30 named lectures (includes talks at MoMath, Princeton, Cornell, and Notre Dame) over 500 at colleges and universities;
12 minicourses at national meetings; 27 Project NExT workshops.
Service: National coordinator for Mathematics Awareness Month
2003 and 2010; served on 51 MAA and 11 AMS committees (chair of 17);
Co-director of Project NExT 1998--2012; Associate
Editor Math. Mag. 1981-1985;
Associate Editor Amer. Math. Monthly 1992-2007; Associate Editor
MAA OnLine 1997-present; advisory board Math Horizons 1993-present;
Undergraduate Research Councilor 1989-1998;
Director/co-director of five conferences; Chair, Mathematics and Computer
Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research;
member of editorial board for five journals; referee for 53 journals; reviewer for NSF and Research Council of Canada and the Australian Research Council; external
evaluator for six departments.
Misc.: Articles about my work have
appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post (twice), Boston Globe, Newsweek, St. Louis
Post Dispatch, New York Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Winnipeg Free
Press, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Science News (four times), Chemistry &
Engineering News, Denver Post, AOL News, ABC News (online), MSNBC.com, Yahoo News,
San Jose Mercury, Comcast.net, Calgary Herald,
Nashua Sunday Telegraph, Fairmont Sentinel, Superior Evening
Telegraph, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and in newspapers in Europe and India.
1. A dynamic survey of graph labeling, Electronic Journal of
Combinatorics, (2018) #DS6, 503 pages.
2. Hamiltonian cycles and paths in Cayley graphs and digraphs--a
survey (with S. Curran), Discrete Math., 156 (1996)
3. Error detection methods ACM Computing Surveys 28
4. Groups with anti-symmetric mappings (with M. Mullin),
Archiv der Math., 65 (1995) 273-280.
5. The classification of minimal non-prime-power order groups (with D.
Moulton), Archiv der Math. , 59 (1992) 521-524.
6. Harmonious groups (with R. Beals, P. Headley
and D. Jungreis), J. Combinatorial Theory, Series A,
56 (1991) 223-238.
7. On the Hughes conjecture, Journal of Algebra, 34 (1975) 54-63.
8. The Hp-problem for groups with certain central factors cyclic,
Proceeding Amer. Math. Soc., 42 (1974) 39-41.
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