The 2006 Ohio Section Teaching Award
It is my pleasure to present to you the 2006 Ohio Section Teaching Award winner,
Professor Thomas E. Price from the University of Akron.
Tom has taught mathematics for well
over thirty years and to hundreds of students along the way. He's
taught well over two dozen different mathematics courses and he's
taught courses at levels from developmental mathematics to graduate
mathematics. It is absolutely clear that Tom has brought his
expertise in and enthusiasm for mathematics to all his courses, to all
his students, at all these levels, and over all these years.
Tom's colleagues share that they have learned much from him, as Tom has
always been willing to share his teaching insights, ideas, techniques,
notes, and student projects. Tom's students witness his
outstanding teaching in and beyond the classroom, his very caring
demeanor, and his strong encouragement to them to keep moving ahead
with their studies of mathematics.
Tom has been a true pioneer in using computing and technology in the
teaching of mathematics, and he's done so very successfully in a
variety of different courses and formats. At the same time, he's
kept his love for theoretical mathematics, for example, by teaching
Topics in Topology using a Moore Method style approach.
Tom has been previously honored as an outstanding teacher. He is
a recipient of the Buchtel College of Arts and Science Outstanding
Teaching Award, the University of Akron Outstanding Teaching Award, and
the Northeast Ohio Council of Higher Education Award for Teaching
We are delighted to present him this evening with the Ohio Section's
2006 Teaching Award - we hope there's still room in the trophy case.