Mark Walker, Willa Cather Professor in the Department of Mathematics, was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and is one of 52 mathematical scientists in the Class of 2020.
The designation recognizes members who "have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics." Fellows present a public face of excellence in mathematics, advise the AMS president and council on public matters, and elect new fellows.
Walker joined Nebraska in 1996. He is an internationally recognized leader in research in algebraic K-theory, making significant contributions to the fields of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. He has received the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award and has improved the department's graduate program as the graduate recruiting chair.