September 7, 2015

Ralph McKenzie Selected as Fellow of the AMS

Distinguished Professor Ralph McKenzie has been named as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2016. The society recognized McKenzie for his contributions to universal algebra and for mathematical exposition.

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.

McKenzie is the 10th Department of Mathematics faculty member to be named an AMS Fellow. The others are Professors Akram Aldroubi, Dietmar Bisch, Mark N. Ellingham, Edward Saff, and Glenn Webb; Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bjarni Jónsson; Stevenson Distinguished Professor Vaughan F.R. Jones; and Centennial Professors Alexander Olshanskii and Mark Sapir.

For a profile of McKenzie’s career, see page 3 of the Spring 2015 issue of Spectrum, the Department of Mathematics newsletter. A description of the Fellows program is at http://www.ams.org/profession/ams-fellows.