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The Faculty Conference on Research and Teaching Excellence (FCRTE) is a two-day meeting, typically Friday and Saturday in the Spring, which rotates around the country based on NAM's regional structure. The conference is geared for faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The conference consists of four components:

  • Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture
    This is an hour-long talk which proceeds the Friday banquet.
  • Recognition Banquet
    This dinner takes place Friday evening.
  • Contributed Talks
    Eight faculty speakers may present on topics of their choice. Each faculty speaker has 20 minutes to present with 5-10 minutes of questions and answers
  • Panel Discussion
    A discussion to focus on issues relevant to the region in which the conference is held. The conference will close out on Saturday with this discussion.

2024 FCRTE

The 2024 FCRTE will bring together mathematicians from all sub-disciplines of mathematics together on the Howard University campus to exchange mathematical ideas on teaching pedagogy, emerging research, and the state of mathematics.

Location: Howard University

Date: April 12 - 13, 2024

Conference Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown

Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecturer: Dr. Bourama Toni



Abstract Submission Link (ABSTRACTS ARE DUE APRIL 1, 2024)

Download Flyer

Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 12, 2024

11:00 - 1:00 pm Walk through with NAM and the LOC

1:00 - 1:10 pm Travel from Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown to Howard University

1:00 - 2:00 pm Registration Opens!!!

2:00 - 2:30 pm Welcome and Introductions (Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta)

2:30 - 5:15 pm Presentations (6)

5:15 - 5:30 pm Break

5:30 - 6:30 pm 2023 Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture (Dr. Bourama Toni)

6:30 - 7:45 pm Banquet 

7:45 - 7:55 pm Travel to the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown

Saturday, April 13, 2024

6:30 - 6:40 am Travel to Howard University 

7:00 - 7:50 am Breakfast at Howard University 

8:00 - 11:30 am Presentations (8)

11:30 - 12:20 pm  Lunch

12:30 - 1:20 pm  Presentations (2)

1:20 - 1:30 pm   Break

1:30 - 1:45 pm Introduction to Journeys of Black Mathematicians a Documentary project by George Csicsery (Dr. Johnny Houston)

1:45 - 3:30 pm Journeys of Black Mathematicians a Documentary Project by George Csicsery - Film Screening and Panel

3:30 - 3:40 pm Closing (Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta)

3:40 - 3:50 pm Travel to Mathematical Association of America  Headquarters (MAA)

4:30 - 6:30 pm Reception hosted by MAA

6:30 - 6:40 pm Travel to Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown

Archive of Past FCRTE Events

2023: APRIL 13-14, 2023 HAMpton UNIVERSITY

Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture: Dr. E. Olusegun George, University of Memphis

On Discrete Finite Exchangeability with Applications to Analysis of Clustered Data

Panel Discussion: Attracting and Retaining Mathematics Majors Post Pandemic


Sharon Monica Jones, NASA Langley

Dandrielle Lewis, Prairie View A & M University

Claudia Rankins, PRISSEM Academic Services

Idris Stoval, MSI Solutions

Moderator: Rhonda Fitzgerald, Norfolk State University


The 2022 event marks NAM's return to in-person meetings. Download the flyer here.


Friday May 13, 2022

12:00PM -- 3:00PM     On-Site Registration

1:00PM -- 1:30PM     Welcome

1:30PM -- 2:30PM     Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture: Dr. Dawn Lott, Delaware State University

A Hybrid Finite-Difference-Chebyshev Psuedo-Spectral Method for the Approximation of Magnetohydrodynamics Stokes Flow Around a Magnetic Obstacle

2:30PM -- 5:30PM     Contributed Talks

6:30PM -- 8:00PM     Recognition Banquet

Saturday May 14, 2022

8:30AM -- 11:00AM     On-Site Registration

8:30AM -- 9:20AM       Breakfast

9:30AM -- 12:15PM     Contributed Talks

12:15PM -- 1:10PM     Lunch

1:20PM -- 2:20PM      Contributed Talks

2:30PM -- 3:30PM      Regional Panel Discussion: Moving Forward with Lessons Learned Post -Covid

Arun Verma, Jullian Allagan, Terrance Blackman, Dandrielle Lewis

3:30PM -- 3:50PM     Closing remarks

2021: may 22 virtual

The 2021 event will be held completely online. Download the flyer here.

Conference Schedule (EDT)

10:00AM --10:15AM     Welcome, Introductions and Conference Orientation

10:15AM -- 10:35AM    Cory Colbert (Washington and Lee University): Structural Invariants of Certain Noetherian Partially Ordered Sets

10:35AM -- 10:55AM   Justin Hill (St. Philips College): Matrix System Optimization with Application to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Coils

10:55AM -- 11:15AM    Julian Apelete Allagan (Elizabeth City State University): Investigating Some Heart Disease Datasets

10:55AM -- 11:15AM   Terrance Pendleton (Drake University): Show Me the Data: Examples (and Resources) for Data Driven Modeling                                

11:35AM -- 11:45AM     Group Photo

11:45AM  -- 12:45PM   Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid LectureDr. Rhonda Fitzgerald, Norfolk State University 

From Riding the Bench to Leading the Team. Rewriting the Instructional Playbook for Pre-Calculus using the Flipped Model

12:45PM -- 1:40PM      Lunch Break

1:40PM -- 1:50PM       Welcome Back

1:50 PM -- 2:10PM     Widodo Samyono (Jarvis Christian College): How Mathematics Can Cure Cancer

2:10 PM -- 2:30PM     Akil Parker (Cheyney University): Rebranding Mathematics via Exemplars

2:30 PM -- 2:50PM     Ronald White (Hampton University): Non-routine Mathematical Problem Solving: Implications for Non-science Majors

2:50 PM -- 3:10PM     Terrence Reese (Southern University and A&M College): Online Experience of a Faculty Member

3:10 PM -- 3:30PM      Tuwaner Lamaar (Morehouse College): Community Outreach: Annual Mathematics Competitions Bootcamp at Morehouse College

3:30PM -- 4:20 PM     Panel Discussion - Sustaining Mathematics Departments In a Changing Educational Landscape


  • Dr. Karen D. Morgan (Johnson C. Smith University)
  • Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta (Morgan State University)
  • Dr. Chinenye Ofodile (Albany State University)

4:20PM -- 5:00PM      Closing Session

2019: April 26-27 Texas Southern University

Conference Schedule

Download PDF of Schedule here.

2017: march 24-25 morehouse college

Conference Schedule

Download PDF of Schedule here.

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