Maria Andersen has spent most of her career teaching mathematics at the college level. In the last decade, she has become extremely active in the use of technology in learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU.

As a professor, Andersen was president of MichMATYC, the Professional Development Coordinator for AMATYC, the Director of the MCC Math & Technology Workshop, and wrote the “Teaching with Tech” column for MAA Focus.

Andersen is a software developer, an author, a speaker, a blogger, a game designer, and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership.


Keith Carver is the chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Entering his twentieth year of service at the University of Tennessee, Carver previously served as executive assistant to the president January 2011 to December 2016. Prior to that, he held roles at UT campuses in Knoxville, Martin, and Memphis, including serving as interim vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis and assistant vice chancellor for development at UT Martin. He held several positions at UT Knoxville including assistant director and director of development and alumni affairs for the College of Law, program director for the Office of Student Activities and co-director of TeamVOLS (community outreach and service program). Carver has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Memphis, a master’s degree in college student personnel and educational leadership from UT Knoxville and a doctoral degree from UT Knoxville. His doctoral dissertation was titled, “A Study of Presidential Derailment in Public Research Universities.” Keith and his wife, Hollianne, are the parents of a daughter, Carson, and two sons, Jack Thomas (J.T.) and Britton.


Linda C. Martin was appointed vice president for academic affairs and student success for the University of Tennessee System on July 19, 2017. Before joining the University, Martin served as the director of the second-year transformational experience program at The Ohio State University.

Martin’s 10-year career at Ohio State also includes serving as the Sanford G. Price and Isabelle P. Barbee Endowed Chair for Teaching, Advising and Learning since 2010 and as associate dean and director for academic programs for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences since 2007.

Previously, she was assistant dean for academic programs for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University from 2002 to 2007. She began her career in higher education as a faculty member at Kansas State University, serving in the department of animal sciences and industry for 15 years.

Martin earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State, a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a doctorate from Colorado State University—all in animal science.

Martin currently lives in Knoxville with her husband, Ken, and has two children, Travis and Hannah.


Brittany L. Mosby is the 2018-2020 President of the Tennessee Mathematical Association for Two Year Colleges (TMATYC). From 2011-2017, Brittany was an associate professor of mathematics at Pellissippi State Community College where she led in the co-requisite remediation curriculum redesign and data-driven student retention and completion efforts.

In her 10+ year career in higher education, she has championed access to a quality education and the pursuit of equitable outcomes for all students. Brittany has recently been hired as the first Director of HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Success at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In this role, she works to strengthen the capacity of Tennessee’s seven historically black institutions to provide the highest quality education, increase opportunities for HBCUs to participate in and benefit from state programs, and ensure that Tennessee has the highest HBCU graduation rates in the country.

She has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Spelman College and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively. Brittany is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in higher education policy and leadership at Vanderbilt University.