SEAWAY SECTION OF THE MAA: DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD



Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award



Seaway Section of the MAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics



2013 Recipient of the Clarence F. Stephens Distinguished Teaching Award:


Hossein Shahmohamad, RIT

Hossein Shahmohamad



What is the Award?


In 1991, the Board of Governors of the MAA established the Section Awards for distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics to recognize teachers of Mathematics at the post-secondary level who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful. Their teaching effectiveness must be documented and must have had influence beyond their own institutions.
Each year the Seaway Section Teaching Award Committee, appointed by the Chair of the Section, chooses a recipient for the Section Award from nominations by Section membership. The awardee is honored at the Spring meeting of the section with a certificate, an invitation to speak, and also becomes the official Section nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. The national awardees (at most three) are honored at the January meeting of the MAA and receive a $1,000 check and a certificate.
In the Spring 2003 meeting the Seaway Section named the Distinguished Teaching Award after Clarence F. Stephens, developer of the Morgan-Potsdam teaching model.

Who is eligible for the Award?


The nominees must:
  1. Be a member of the MAA.
  2. Be a college or university teacher assigned at least half the time during the academic year to teaching a mathematical science in a public or private college or university (from two-year college teaching through teaching at the Ph.D. level) in the United States or Canada. Those on approved leave (sabbatical or other) during the academic year in which they are nominated qualify if they fulfilled the requirements for the previous year.
  3. Have at least five years teaching experience in mathematical science.


Who can nominate?


Any member of the Seaway Section of the MAA may nominate any other member of the Seaway Section for this award. However, self-nomination is not permitted.

How to nominate.


Send a nomination form and supporting information showing evidence of success in teaching. The nomination form and a description of the materials needed to document evidence of success in teaching is here.

You can help us identify those Seaway Section members who should be considered for this award. Nominate a colleague who is an outstanding mathematics teacher! Nominations for the section Distinguished Teaching Award should closely follow the guidelines for the national MAA teaching award. That facilitates the nomination of the section winner for the "Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics"

Past Recipients

  • 2012 Keary Howard, SUNY Fredonia
  • 2011 John Ringland, SUNY Buffalo
  • 2010 Maria Terrell, Cornell University
  • 2008 Laura Person, SUNY Postdam
  • 2007 Alan Taylor, Union College
  • 2006 Morris Orzech, Queens University
  • 2005 James Conklin, Ithaca College
  • 2004 Bill Ralph, Brock University
  • 2003 Olympia Nicodemi, SUNYGeneseo
    • Winner of MAA 2004 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
  • 2002 Norman Rice, Queen's University
  • 2001 David Manes, SUNY College at Oneonta
  • 2000 Vasily C. Cateforis , SUNY Potsdam
  • 1999 Gary Towsley, SUNY Geneseo
    • Winner of MAA 2000 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
  • 1998 Robert Rogers, SUNY College at Fredonia
  • 1997 Michael Gage, University of Rochester
  • 1996 Eric Muller, Brock University
  • 1995 Thomas Rishel, Cornell University
  • 1994 Stephen Hilbert, Ithaca College
  • 1993 Stephen F. West, SUNY Geneseo
  • 1992 Peter Taylor, Queen's University