Department of Mathematics Teaching Awards

Awards are decided in December by members of the department’s teaching committee, the director of undergraduate studies, and the department chair.

Senior Faculty Teaching Award

The Department of Mathematics has established a Senior Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of the importance of the place of all faculty members in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The award will be made when it is deemed appropriate and announced in early December. Eligibility: All faculty members holding the rank of associate professor, full professor, lecturer, or senior lecturer including visitors and faculty from other departments teaching MATH courses.

Junior Faculty Teaching Award

The Department of Mathematics has established a Junior Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of the importance of the place of junior faculty in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The award will be announced in early December. Awards will be made based upon the faculty member’s ability to develop student’s appreciation and understanding of mathematics. Eligibility: Tenure-track assistant professors, H. C. Wang assistant professors, and visiting assistant professors.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Department of Mathematics has established a Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of the importance of TAs in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The award will be announced in early December. The selection may be based on one or more of the following criteria: the TA’s ability to develop students’ appreciation and understanding of mathematics, creative use or development of materials, success in helping students master material, and improvement of teaching skills over time. Eligibility: Graduate students who have been teaching assistants in the Department of Mathematics for at least two semesters. Previous recipients cannot be nominated a second time.

Recipients of the Awards
YearSenior FacultyJunior FacultyGraduate Students
2016 Tara Holm
Michael Stillman
none Kelsey Houston-Edwards
Amin Saied
2015 Yuri Berest David Zywina Wayne Uy
Drew Zemke
2014 Yulij Ilyashenko
Mark Jauquet
Sanjay Dharmavaram Laura Escobar
Matthew Holden
Zhengyi Zhou
2013 Richard Rand Clinton Conley Anoop Grewal
Melanie Stam
2012 Steven Strogatz Nathaniel Eldredge
Ana Rita Pires
Kathryn Sullivan Montovan
2011 Timothy Healey Timothy Riley Mircea Pitici
Remus Radu
2010 Reyer Sjamaar W. Frank Moore Mihai Bailesteanu
Samuel Kolins
2009 Ravi Ramakrishna Guang (Dennis) Yang Benjamin Lundell
Eyvindur Pálsson
2008 Kenneth Brown
John Hubbard
Geoffrey Recktenwald
Alexander Vladimirsky
Fatima Mahmood
Artem Pulemotov
2007 Allen Hatcher Alvaro Lozano-Robledo
Etienne Rassart
Mia Minnes
2006 Patricia Alessi
Irena Peeva
Luke Rogers
Alessandra Pantano
Edoardo Carta
2005 David Henderson Hsiao-Bing Cheng Melanie Pivarski
Treven Wall
2004 Leonard Gross Tara Brendle
Kasso Okoudjou
Heather Armstrong
2003 Maria Terrell Dan Zaffran Dan Ciubotaru
2002 Michael Stillman Matthew Fickus Christopher Francisco
2001 Alfred Schatz Ravi Ramakrishna Lee Gibson