Awards of MAA - Kansas Section
KSMAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
Congratulations to Rob Grondahl, winner of the 2020 KSMAA Award for Distinguished College
or University Teaching of Mathematics!!!
In 1991 the Mathematical Association of America instituted Awards for Distinguished College or
University Teaching of Mathematics in order to honor college or university teachers who have
been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful. Each year, every Section of the MAA is
invited to select a college or university teacher to be honored with a Section Award for
Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
The procedure is left up to each individual section. See below for the link to the current call for nominations
for the Kansas Section, along with a link to the Nomination Form as a Word Document.
An awards committee chooses from among the nominations and
the winner of the KSMAA Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of
Mathematics is announced at a special ceremony at the Spring meeting of the section, and
the recipient is presented with a certificate from the MAA. The winner is then eligible to be the
KSMAA nominee for the prestigious
Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics .
Deadline February 1 each year.
Nomination Form as a Word Document
KSMAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics Winners (Incomplete List)
- 2020 - Rob Grondahl of Johnson County Community College
- 2019 - Jeremy Martin of University of Kansas
- 2018 - Chad Wiley of Emporia State University
- 2017 - Sarah Cook of Washburn University
- 2016 - Qiang Shi of Emporia State University
- 2015 - Cynthia Huffman of Pittsburg State University
- 2014 - Estela Gavosto of University of Kansas
- 2013 - James Peterson of Benedictine College
- 2012 - Andrew Bennett of Kansas State University
- 2011 - Brian Hollenbeck of Emporia State University
- 2003 - Frank Brenneman of Tabor College
- 2001 - Charles Himmelberg of University of Kansas
- 2000 - Gary McGrath of Pittsburg State University
- 1993 - Kay William Dundas of Hutchinson Community College
The Mathematical Association of America's
Certificate for Meritorious Service
At its August meeting in 1983, the MAA Board of Governors voted to
establish a Certificate for Meritorious Service to be presented at the
National level or for service to a Section of the Association. The
first such awards were presented at the August 1984 meeting.
The process of awarding the Certificate for Meritorious Service occurs
essentially at the Section level. Each Section is entitled and encouraged
to nominate one person for the award every five years. For this purpose,
the Sections of the Association are separated into five groups, with one
group of Sections making their nominations to the Board each year on a
rotating basis. Previous winners of the Award for Distinguished Service
to Mathematics are not eligible for the Certificate. The Certificate may
be issued posthumously.
In each Section, a committee of at least three members should be
appointed to select a single candidate for the award. The committee's
choice should then be communicated to the Section Governor, who will
present the name of this nominee to the Board of Governors at the
appropriate meeting. The nominating committee should provide to the
Section Governor a brief summary indicating the reasons for the
selection of the nominee. In presenting the nominee to the Board of
Governors, the Section Governor should include the citation summarizing
the MAA service contributions of the nominee.
Past KSMAA Meritorious Service Award Winners
- 2017 - Jean Johnson of Baker University
- 2012 - Joe Yanik of Emporia State University
- 2007 - Sister JoAnn Fellin of Benedictine College
- 2002 - Cynthia Huffman of Pittsburg State University
- 1997 - Harold Thomas of Pittsburg State University
- 1992 - Frank Brenneman of Tabor College
- 1987 - Arnold Wedel of Bethel College
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update: August 20, 2020