2005 Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
Chris Meyer, Pacific Lutheran University

Chris has a solid teaching record that has spanned more than 30 years at PLU. He has led seminars on pedagogy within the department and often spoken on pedagogical issues. He is known for using interesting and innovative material in his lectures. He often makes “gadgets” that demonstrate points in lecture. For example, he once built a transparent water tray that he could put on an overhead projector to demonstrate wave action. He often uses visual aids many of which he makes. He has produced his own materials when he finds available texts lacking, including a book (unpublished) on matrix algebra and substantial material on logic and proof. His contributions outside PLU can be seen in the impact of his students on the community. For example, one is dean of the school of science at a local community college.

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