Who Qualifies?

To be eligible, nominees must

  • be current MAA members,
  • teach mathematical science courses at least half-time during the academic year, and
  • have at least seven years experience teaching at the college or university level.

Nominate a colleague for the Section Teaching Award

Nomination Forms

This file includes a
1-page preliminary nomination form, which, together with a 2-page letter, comprises the initial nomination.

Preliminary Nominations are due in early November for the upcoming year's award.

Mathematics Association of America
Southern California-Nevada Section

Teaching Awards

The Section Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics honor college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions. Recipients of the section awards then become nominees for the national Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Darryl Yong Receives the Section's 2017 Teaching Award

Darryl Yong

Our 2017 Section Teaching Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics goes to Darryl Yong of Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Yong has a lengthy record of innovative and caring teaching at Harvey Mudd College. He has shown a consistent commitment to inclusive pedagogy in his own classes and in his scholarship on secondary math education. He co-founded the nonprofit Math for America Los Angeles which supports local teachers though professional development. Most recently, he became the inaugural director of the new Center for Teaching and Learning at the Claremont Colleges. You can read more at his blog profteacher.com.

Past Recipients

Follow the link for more information about past recipients.

  • 2016 Shirley Gray (Cal State University Los Angeles)
  • 2015 Daphne Liu (Cal State University Los Angeles)
  • 2014 Shahriar Shahriari (Pomona College)
  • 2013 Perla Myers (University of San Diego)
  • 2012 Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College)
  • 2011 Cynthia Wyels (CSU Channel Islands)
  • 2010 Erica Flapan (Pomona College)
  • 2009 Curtis Bennett (Loyola Marymount College)
  • 2008 Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
  • 2007 Jonathan McCammond (UCSB)
  • 2006 Asuman Aksoy (CMC)
  • 2005 Jacqueline Dewar (LMU)
  • 2004 Rebecca Head (Bakersfield College)
  • 2003 Mark Finkelstein (UC Irvine)
  • 2002 Judy Grabiner (Pitzer)
  • 2001 Jennifer Quinn (Occidental)
  • 2000 Tom O'Neil (Cal Poly, SLO)
  • 1999 Art Benjamin (HMC)
  • 1998 Ali Zakeri (CSUN)
  • 1997 Lukasz Pruski (University of San Diego)
  • 1996 Katherine Yoshiwara (Los Angeles Pierce College)
  • 1995 Kuen Lee (Los Angeles Trade Tech)
  • 1994 Mario Martelli (Cal State Fullerton)
  • 1993 David Cohen (UCLA)
  • 1992 Harris Shultz (Cal State Fullerton)

Alder Award

The Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member honors beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. Read more...

Haimo Award

The Haimo Award Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics honors college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions. Read more...

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