1995 Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
Richard Kock, University of Oregon

At the 1995 Walla Walla meeting, Richard M. Koch of the University of Oregon was presented the fourth sectional Distinguished Teaching Award. An article is in the Fall 1995 issue of the section newsletter.

So what makes his teaching so great? First, animation! This guy is so excited about opening the doors to the beauty of mathematics that students fight to be in his classroom. Second, unfailing Respect for Students. He never assumes students are dumb if they ask naive or elementary questions. Rather he sees questions as opportunities to travel with students on a road to reveal more and more mathematics.

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