Magnhild Lien (, professor of Mathematics at California State University Northridge (CSUN), received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Iowa in 1984.  Her area of specialization is low dimensional topology with emphasis on knot theory.  She is currently in her seventh year as Department Chair of the Mathematics Department at CSUN.  She served on the Board of the Southern California-Nevada Section of the MAA for four years, the last year 2002/03 as Section Chair.  Dr. Lien is one of the organizers of the newly established SoCal Section NExT.  She is a member of the Management Council of the NSF funded MAA project PMET (Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers), and she is one of the two PMET regional coordinators for California.  She was a co-director for the San Diego PMET workshop in summer 2004 and will co-direct the San Diego PMET workshop again this summer. (  Dr. Lien is a member of the Professional Development of the MAA.  She was a co-director of the Mathematics Preparation Initiative supported by a grant from the Office of the CSU Chancellor.  In 1997, she organized and directed a four-week residential summer program for women in mathematics, which was funded by a grant from the National Security Agency.   She has been a mentor for young women mathematicians at the Association for Women in Mathematics Workshops at two annual AMS-MAA meetings.  In addition to articles published in mathematics research journals, she has written an article on the CSUN summer mathematics program for Math Horizon and written two papers entitled: Influences on Female Math Majors' Choice of Discipline and Gender-Typing of Science Occupations.