John Jay College Provost Yi Li Named AAAS 2018 Fellow


John Jay College of Criminal Justice Provost Yi Li has been named a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to mathematics.

AAAS recognized Dr. Li “For distinguished contributions to the field of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications, and for leadership in increasing participation of underrepresented groups in mathematics.”

Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

“Provost Yi Li fully understands and promotes the transformative power of higher education,” said Karol V. Mason, President John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “His passion for mathematics, appreciation of education, and commitment to equality inspires us all. I’m tremendously pleased, but not surprised, that Provost Li has been named a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. On behalf of the entire John Jay community, I offer him our heartfelt congratulations.”

The 2018 fellows will be recognized in the November 29, 2018 issue of the journal, Science, and are invited to a formal ceremony as part of the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on February 16.

Dr. Li joined John Jay College as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2018 and brings with him more than three decades of higher education leadership, including award-winning research, scholarship and a proven track record for increasing gender and ethnic diversity in STEM programs and launching innovative student success programs (More on Provost Li).

Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science . It has awarded the honor of Fellow since 1874, designating honorees because of their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

See Provost Li in the Journal, Science

Learn about Provost Li in his own words