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Dr. Johnny Henderson, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Selected as AMS Fellow

Nov. 2, 2012

Professor Johnny Henderson, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Baylor University, has been named to the initial class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in recognition of his international excellence in mathematical sciences and service.

Johnny Henderson
Johnny Henderson

Professor Henderson was chosen among the 1,119 international mathematicians representing more than 600 global institutions announced Thursday (Nov. 1) by the society as inaugural AMS Fellows in the program's initial year.

The prestigious designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. The AMS Fellows program seeks to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.

"The AMS is the world's largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship and education," said AMS President Eric M. Friedlander. "Recent advances in mathematics include solutions to age-old problems and key applications useful for society. The new AMS Fellows Program recognizes some of the most accomplished mathematicians -- AMS members who have contributed to our understanding of deep and important mathematical questions, to applications throughout the scientific world and to educational excellence."

The Department of Mathematics is very proud of Dr. Henderson's membership in the AMS Fellows program. Lance Littlejohn, chair of the department, says "Johnny is a terrifically gifted mathematician and teacher as well as a wonderful colleague. He has earned the respect of mathematicians world-wide for his ground-breaking work in differential equations. Baylor is very fortunate to have a mathematician of his extraordinary caliber."

MathSciNet, the AMS publication database, currently lists 336 papers written by Dr. Henderson. His research publications have been cited more than 2000 times and by more than 700 mathematicians. Ten of the department's 26 Ph.D. graduates (since 2002) have been supervised by Johnny. Moreover, he is a dedicated, and immensely popular, teacher with our undergraduate and graduate students.

Congratulations, Johnny, on this well-earned and well-deserved honor!