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Mathematical Association of America

1529 Eighteenth Street, Nw

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

United States

Company Description

The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and ... more

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Employment History

Executive Director of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board

National Academy of Sciences


Senior Faculty Advisor
Dean's Council

Board Member


Professor of Mathematics
St. Olaf College


Luther College

mathematics and physics

Luther College


St. Olaf College


analysis and mathematical logic




Massachusetts Institute of Technology

bachelor's degree

mathematics and physics

Luther College

doctoral degree


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

several honorary degree

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2017 :: Joint Mathematics Meetings :: January 4 - 7 (Wednesday - Saturday), 2017 [cached]

MAA Invited Paper Session on New Directions in Quantitative Literacy for General Education, in Honor of Lynn Steen

Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics [cached]

Focus article by Peter Ewell and Lynn Arthur Steen

Lynn A. Steen
Lynn A. Steen St. Olaf College Writer and Executive Editor

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Lynn Arthur Steen, 41st MAA President

Lynn Arthur Steen
Lynn Arthur Steen, 1985-1986 MAA President
Lynn Arthur Steen, a former mathematics professor at St. Olaf College, is known for his leadership and service in the mathematics community, contributions to mathematics education, and expository writing.
Presidency: 1985-1986
As president of the MAA, Steen wrote a column titled "from the President's desk . . ." in several issues of the MAA's news magazine, MAA FOCUS. These columns capture his vision for the MAA's future and his involvement with issues of mathematics education and mathematics policy.
Steen emphasized MAA efforts to promote the visibility of mathematics outside the mathematics community, often involving the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Congress. The first National Mathematics Awareness Week was held April 14-20, 1986, due in large part to the MAA's efforts in promoting public understanding of mathematics. Near the end of Steen's term, the NSF's Division of Mathematical Sciences established the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, which has since grown to include more than five dozen mathematics REU sites throughout the country.
Education and Career
Steen earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics, with a minor in philosophy, at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in 1961. He went on to complete his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 and subsequently joined the faculty of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Before his 30-year tenure as a full professor began in 1975, Steen was already noted for his mathematical writing.
Steen won the Lester R. Ford Award for outstanding expository papers twice, for "Highlights in the History of Spectral Theory" (1973) and "Conjectures and Counterexamples in Metrization Theory" (1972).
He served as editor of the MAA's Mathematics Magazine with Seebach from 1976 to 1980 and has held numerous other editorial positions and leadership positions. Steen earned the MAA's prestigious Gung and Hu Distinguished Service to Mathematics Award in 1992.
In recent years, Steen's professional interests have centered on quantitative literacy and both secondary and postsecondary mathematics education. He has published extensively on these topics.
MAA Officers Records, Lynn Arthur Steen, President at the Archives of American Mathematics

St. Olaf College | Northfield, Minnesota, USA [cached]

Lynn Steen

Lynn Steen
Lynn A. Steen serves at St. Olaf as Special Assistant to the Provost.He also consults on national and state projects dealing with quantitative literacy and mathematics education.This work has led to several recent publications including "Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy," "Foundations for Success: Mathematics for the Middle Grades," and "Math and Bio 2010.". During 1992-95 Steen worked in Washington, D.C. as Executive Director of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board at the National Academy of Sciences.A former president of the Mathematical Association of America, Steen taught mathematics at St. Olaf from 1965 to 1992 and has written extensively about mathematics and mathematics education.A graduate of Luther College, Steen received his Ph.D. in analysis and mathematical logic from MIT in 1965.His wife Mary is chair of the St. Olaf English department.

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Lynn Arthur Steen, Past President of the Mathematical Association of America

Lynn Arthur Steen, Past President of the Mathematical Association of America

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