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Faculty Conference on Research and Teaching Excellence 2023

  • April 14, 2023
  • April 15, 2023
  • Hampton University

The National Association of Mathematicians, Inc. (NAM) will host its Faculty Conference on Research and Teaching Excellence. This two-day hybrid conference, geared towards faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs),will include the Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture, contributed talks from faculty, and a panel discussion.

Dr. Ebenezer George, from the University of Memphis, will give the 2023 Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture


The National Association of Mathematicians is pleased to offer the 2023 Faculty Conference on Research and Teaching Excellence (FCRTE) a conference to invigorate your research network and exchange mathematical ideas within the NAM community. There is a call for Presenters to submit abstracts for contributed talks. Each talk will be 25 minutes in length (with 5 minutes for questions). Please complete the lodging application and abstract submission form by Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EST if you are interested in giving a talk at the FCRTE.

Additionally, there is funding to support lodging for participants at the conference hotel, on Friday evening (Elements Hampton Peninsula Town Center). Please complete the same lodging application and abstract submission form by March 15th 2023 to apply for one of these rooms. Preference will be given to NAM members in good standing and those giving presentations at FCRTE.

** Registration, lodging, and abstract forms: IS NOW OPEN **

Register at:  Eventbrite


Friday, April 14, 2023

11:00 - 2:00 pm Walk through with NAM and the LOC

2:00 - 2:30 pm Welcome and introductions 

2:30 - 4:30 pm Presentations (4)

4:30 - 5:00 pm Break

5:00 - 6:00 pm 2023 Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture

6:00 - 7:30 pm Banquet

7:30 - 8:30 pm Travel to The Element Hampton

Saturday, April 15, 2023

6:30 - 7:30 am Breakfast 

7:30 - 8:00 am Travel to Hampton University

8:00 - 11:00 am Presentations (6)

11:00 - 12:00 pm  Lunch and regional business meeting 

12:00 - 2:00 pm  Presentations   (4)

2:00 - 2:15 pm   Break

2:15 - 3:15 pm Panel: Addressing the Decline of the Numbers of Mathematics Majors

3:15 - 3:30 pm Closing Statements

For additional questions about the contributed talks or the event in general, contact the NAM programming committee at

Additional Information

Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture Title: On Discrete Finite Exchangeability with Applications to Analysis of Clustered Data

E. Olusegun George

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Memphis


Bruno de Finetti’s famous representation theorem which postulates that the joint distribution of every finite subset of an infinite sequences of exchangeable random variables is a mixture of their distributions under conditional independence is generally regarded as the backbone of Bayesian inference and is considered a motivating factor for the use of latent variables in non-Bayesian random effects mixed models. However, as was later noted by Diaconis and Freedman, de Finetti’s theorem is not valid for intrinsically finite set of exchangeable random variables. In this talk, we outline derivations of representations of joint distribution of finitely exchangeable binary and multinomial random variables and discuss some applications to analysis of clustered preclinical data in general and to construction of stochastically ordered trend tests in particular.

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