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Ezra 'Bud' Brown receives first-ever Mathematical Association of America service award

January 26, 2015

Ezra "Bud" Brown

Ezra 'Bud' Brown, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, was recently recognized with the first-ever Sister Helen Christensen Service Award from the Mathematical Association of America for outstanding service to the profession.

Brown was selected based on more than 40 years of service to the organization and wider mathematics community, having served on a dozen committees and editorial boards at the national level and being a major force in the affairs and leadership of the local MAA section.

He has refereed more than 120 papers for more than a dozen journals, reviewed more than 150 papers, organized a conference on number theory, served on the editorial board of The Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory since 1998, and delivered more than 100 invited presentation and colloquia.

“Bud has made an amazing array of contributions to our organization and profession,” said Betty Mayfield, professor and chair for the Department of Mathematics at Hood College in a nomination letter for Brown. “He [is] … a most worthy first recipient of the service award named in Sr. Helen’s honor.”

Brown received his Ph.D. and master's degree in mathematics from Louisiana State University and a bachelor's degree from Rice University.