Math Professor Dan Anderson named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

In recognition of his contributions to commutative algebra and its exposition, service to the mathematical community, and mentoring
Friday, November 3, 2017

Dan AndersonProfessor of Mathematics Dan Anderson has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

Anderson joins fellow UI Department of Mathematics faculty members Phil Kutzko and Paul Muhly in receiving the recognition, considered one of the highest honors in the discipline.

A member of the UI faculty since 1977, Anderson's research interests include Commutative Ring Theory, Abstract Ideal Theory, Lattice Theory, Ordered Structures, and Semirings. He has mentored 33 doctoral students to completion of their PhD, and has authored, co-authored, or edited four full-length books. He serves as a reviewer or editor for numerous mathematical journals, and has published more than 200 articles.

The chair of the Department of Mathematics from 2011-2017, Anderson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1971 and received the PhD in 1974 from the University of Chicago.


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