The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) is a non-profit professional organization in the mathematical sciences with membership open to all persons interested in the mission and purpose of NAM which are:

  • promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences and

  • promoting the mathematical development of all underrepresented minorities.

NAM has six contributors to the MAA Math Values blog:

  • Prof. Jacqueline Brannon-Giles, Houston Community College - Central Campus and Texas Southern University

  • Dr. Jamylle Laurice Carter, Diablo Valley College

  • Dr. Leona A. Harris, University of the District of Columbia

  • Dr. Haydee Lindo, Williams College

  • Dr. Anisah Nu’man, Spelman College

  • Dr. Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University

NAM was founded in 1969; in 2019, NAM celebrates its 50th anniversary. The mission and associated purposes lead to the following specific major goals of NAM.

  • To engage in activities, projects, programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. which are designed to inspire, motivate, promote, and assist persons of all ages to seek, embark or maintain an active interest/career affinity in some area(s) of the mathematical sciences.

  • To promote and assist in the continued professional development of practicing mathematical scientists and educators, especially those groups that are underrepresented in the mathematical sciences.

  • To support the continued development of excellence in teaching and curriculum enhancement in the mathematical sciences, especially at Historic Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions.

  • To advocate, promote and support research in the mathematical sciences, especially for underrepresented minorities.

  • To increase the mathematical sciences community and general public's awareness of issues of importance in areas of the mathematical sciences, especially those that are of great interest to underrepresented minorities.

While the membership is open to everyone, NAM seeks to promote excellence in the mathematical sciences for underrepresented american minorities in general and African-Americans in particular.