## Seaway Section of the MAA: Distinguished Teaching Awards

**1993-1994 SEAWAY SECTION DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD**

Dr. Stephen Hilbert

Professor Stephen Hilbert of Ithaca College has been selected to
receive the Seaway Section's Award of Distinguished College
Teaching of Mathematics. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Professor
Hilbert attended Regis High School in New York City and received
his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1964.
Professor Hilbert received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University
of Maryland in 1969 under the direction of Professor James Bramble.
His dissertation was entitled "Numerical Solutions of Elliptic
Boundary Problems."

Since receiving his Ph.D., Professor Hilbert has spent almost all of
his professional career at Ithaca College, including a term as
chairman of the Department of Mathematics. While at Ithaca, he has
been the recipient of several awards for distinguished teaching. In
1979 he was chosen as one of 12 outstanding faculty in the School of
Humanities and Science. In 1982 and again in 1985 he was a Dana
Teaching Fellow and in 1986 he was one of two faculty nominated by
Ithaca College for the New York STate C.A.S.E. teacher of the year
award.

Professor Hilbert has been one of the principal investigators for
two NSF grants for project-based/problem-based calculus courses.
He has been a presenter at numerous workshops and meetings. Professor
Hilbert's publications include articles in numerical analysis
(the Bramble-Hilbert Lemma is widely used) as well as an article on
calculus. With colleagues at Ithaca, he wrote "Calculus: An active
Approach with Projects", which has been published by John Wiley & Sons.