2015 Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University

This year's winner of the PNWMAA Teaching Award is Glen Van Brummelen from Quest University. Throughout a teaching career that has spanned more than twenty years, Glen's contributions to mathematics education have been plentiful, diverse, and filled with vision and inspiration

Quest University is a teaching-oriented liberal arts institution, ranked #1 in Canada every year it has participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Surrounded by excellent teachers, Glen has been the top-ranked professor each year: not only in the mathematics division, but across the entire university. Students speak of Glen's infectious enthusiasm, his availability and approachability, and his belief in their ability to succeed. Glen’s students, including several with whom he has co-authored peer-reviewed publications, have achieved much after their undergraduate careers, both in graduate school and in the work force. Many have been inspired to devote their careers to improving and transforming mathematics education.

In addition to Glen's impact at Quest University, where he is one of the founding faculty, Glen has made a significant contribution in mathematics education in North America. Glen has been a plenary lecturer in mathematics and its history since the inception of Mathpath, the leading mathematics camp for elite 11-14 year old mathematics students in the United States. He has delivered mini-courses at MAA meetings, serves as the MAA governor-at-large for Canadian members, is on the Education Committee for the Canadian Mathematical Society, and is the past President of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. He is also the author of two books, "Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry" and "The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry".

We congratulate Glen Van Brummelen on winning this year's PNWMAA Teaching Award.

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