May 12, 2006

Director of Media Relations

413/542-8417

AMHERST, Mass.—Daniel J. Velleman, professor of mathematics at Amherst College, has been selected to become the next editor of the *American Mathematical Monthly*. His term will begin with the January 2007 issue. The *American Mathematical Monthly* publishes articles, as well as notes and other features, about mathematics and the profession for readers with a broad range of mathematical interests, from professional mathematicians to undergraduate students of mathematics. The *American Mathematical Monthly* is written to be read, enjoyed and discussed.

Velleman came to Amherst in 1983, having earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of *How to Prove It: A Structured Approach* (1994), and co-author of *Which Way Did the Bicycle Go? And Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries* (with Joseph Konhauser and Stan Wagon, 1996) and *Philosophies of Mathematics* (with Alexander George, 2002).

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