Janusz Konieczny, Professor of Mathematics, earned a Ph.D. (1992) in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University, after receiving an M.S. (1982) in computer science and an M.S. (1978) in mathematics from Jagiellonian University (Poland). Among his honors is the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award. He is the author of numerous research articles on the theory of algebraic semigroups. His most recent articles have appeared in the *Bulletin of the American Mathematic Society*, *the Central European Journal of Mathematics*, *Mathematische Nachrichten*, and the *European Journal of Combinatorics*.

Recently, he has given presentations at the Workshop on Universal Algebra, Complexity and Constraint Satisfaction Problems in Lisbon, Portugal and at the Center of Algebra of the University of Lisbon. Dr. Konieczny was awarded a 2011-2012 Mary Washington Faculty Development Grant for the project â€œConjugacy in Semigroups.