COSAM News Articles 2019 November Schenck Selected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Schenck Selected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Published: 11/05/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

Dr. Henry “Hal” Schenck has been selected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Dr. Schenck was selected as an AMS Fellow based on his contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and use of mathematics. As a Fellow, he will participate in the selection of new Fellows, present a “public face” of excellence in mathematics, and provide advice on policy.

Dr. Schenck joins the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University as the first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics later this month; he is currently chair of the Mathematics Department at Iowa State University.

His areas of expertise include algebra, combinatorics, and geometry. He received his doctoral degree from Cornell University in 1997. Following postdoctoral work, he served as a professor at the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University. Throughout his career, he has written two books, published more than 50 research papers and has been PI on more than 20 grants. He is a managing editor of Advances in Applied Mathematics, and serves on several other editorial boards.

In 2019, he received the Wilbur Layton Faculty Recognition Award  for his work developing extra math support for student veterans, as well as the  Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership.  His teaching has been recognized with awards from Cornell and Illinois.

Furthermore, Dr. Paul Hill, professor emeritus, and Dr. Krystyna M. Kuperberg, professor, from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics have been honored as AMS Fellows.

The Class of 2020 Fellows will be welcomed at a reception at the AMS annual meeting in January.  Learn more about the AMS Fellows.

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