Dr. Aliakbar M. Haghighi – Honors


  • Editor-in-Chief, one of the two Founders and Founding Editors-in-Chief of the Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), an online journal established in April 2005. The first issue was posted online on June 26, 2006. It can be viewed at: http://pvamu.edu/pages/aam.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Mathematics Department Technical Report Series, Department of Mathematics, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. First Issue (Issue 0) was posted on September 1, 2006. It can be viewed at: http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/2369.asp
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Data Analysis and Operations Research (JDAOR), http://www.naturalspublishing.com/show.asp?JorID=35&pgid=0, since 2013.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Statistics & Economics (formerly Bulletin of Statistics and Economics), http://ceser.res.in/bse.html, since 2008.
  • Board of Review member, International Journal of Engineering, Iran, since March 2008. http://www.ije.ir/people/
  • Nominated by faculty of mathematics for the A&M University System Board of Regent Professor, 2012, and 2013.
  • Honorary member of the Scientific Committee for the Eighteenth Annual mathematics Conference of Bangladesh mathematics Society, December 2013.
  • Was invited as one of the “Elites and Specialists Iranian Abroad” by the government of Iran and attended the second Great Congress of Iranian Abroad. Attended August 2 – 3, 2010.
  • Scientific Committee Member, International Conference, Dynamical Systems and Applications. November 2009.
  • One of the eleven worldwide Plenary Speakers of the 34th International Conference on Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Economics, June 6 – June 12, 08, Sozopol, Bulgaria.
  • Have been included in the 2010-2013 Editions of Who’s Who in North America Education.
  • Have been included in the 2010-2012 Editions of Who’s Who Among Collegiate Faculty.
  • Have been included in the 2011, 2013 Editions of Marquis Who’s Who in America. Also in the 2009 Edition, the 110th Edition.
  • Have been included in the 2008 – 2009 Honor Edition of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals.
  • Receiver of Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mathematics, September 2007.
  • Have been included in the 10th Annual Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005-2006, 2004.
  • Have been assigned as the Departmental Liaison for the Mathematical Association of America, MAA, 2006 – Present.
  • Have been selected to be included in the 2004 – 2005, 9th Edition of the United Who’s Who.
  • Chosen to be the only mathematician from the United States to be a member of the Organizing Committee of the 30th Jubilee and the 31st International Conference on Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Economics, June 6 – June 12, 04 and June 7 – 12, 05, respectively, Sozopol, Bulgaria.
  • Received a certificate of recognition “for the dedication and hard work, and contributions made through the membership of the Academy of Educator Development to strengthen educator preparation at prairie View A&M University”, March 25, 2003, signed by Dr. M. Paul Mehta, Dean of College of Education, Dr. E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Mr. Willie A. Tempton, Interim President of Prairie View A&M University.
  • Have been included in the Who’s Who in America, many times.
  • Was recognized by the Honors Program as Distinguished Honors Faculty Member for Outstanding Service to the Honors Education at Benedict College, February 27, 2001.
  • Was invited by the People to People Ambassador Programs to be a member of Mathematics Education delegation to travel to South Africa. I was one of 32 delegates ranged from elementary school teacher level through university professor level. This trip happened from November 10, 2000 through November 19, 2000. Benedict College provided the total cost of the travel. The delegation visited three South African Universities (University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, and University of the Witwatersrand), two high schools (Westerford and Portland) and one elementary school (Nomlinganiselo) in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
  • Was nominated as the Professor of the Year in Scholarly Activities and Teaching categories for the years 1998 and 1999 at Benedict College by the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Received a lifetime Instructor Credential Award for the California Community Colleges, March 5, 1985.
  • Received many letters of recognition and certificates of appreciation for my works in different capacities and achievement awards for different activities during my tenure at Benedict College (from President, Department and Division Chairs, and Dean).
  • Recognized by the Office of the Service-learning as the Research Faculty Protégé.
  • Received a full scholarship for the period of 1973 to 1976 from the Ministry of Higher Education of Iran to complete my Ph.D. program at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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