May 12, 2006
Director of Media Relations

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).