# UI math professor named 2018 American Mathematical Society fellow

## UI math professor named 2018 American Mathematical Society fellow

UI mathematics professor and former department chairÂ Daniel Anderson was recently named a 2018 fellow of the American Mathematical Society, an honor bestowed upon some of the brightest minds in mathematics annually since 2013.

Anderson, a native Iowan and 1971 graduate of the University of Iowa, has been a member of the UI Mathematics Department for three decades, including a recent stint as department chair. He has authored more than 200 academic papers, including some with his twin brother, a retired mathematics professor from the University of Tennessee.

In naming Anderson a fellow, AMS officials congratulated him for his academic work in commutative ring theory algebra, his service to the mathematicsÂ community, and his many years as a mentor. Anderson says working with students is one of the most enjoyable aspects of his career.