Awards for Teaching and Service

The Texas Section has three awards each year: the Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award. The recipients will be honored at the banquet of the 2018 Annual Meeting in Stephenville. Nominations for all three of these awards are due on November 15, 2017. Decisions will be made by December 15, 2017 with formal announcement of winners by January 15, 2018. Below are the details of each award, past recipients, and nomination procedures.

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  1. Distinguished College and University Teaching of Mathematics Award
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  3. Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award

Distinguished College and University Teaching of Mathematics Award

The selection committee, composed of the four elected directors with the Director-At-Large serving as chair, will choose one of the nominees for the Section Award. The recipient will also be the official Section candidate for the pool of Section winners from which the national recipients of the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics will be selected. (One of the national winners may be selected from another source.) There will be at most three national recipients, each of whom will be honored at the national MAA meeting in January 2018 and receive a $1,000 check and a certificate.

Anyone is entitled to make a nomination, but nominations from chairs in departments of mathematical sciences are especially solicited. Self-nomination is not permitted. A previous nominee for this award who did not become a section awardee may be nominated again. 

Eligibility

Guidelines for Nomination

The nominees should


* "teaching" is to be interpreted in its broadest sense, not necessarily limited to classroom teaching (it may include activities such as preparing students for mathematical competitions at the college level, for example, the Putnam Prize Competition or the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, or attracting students to become majors in a mathematical science or to become Ph.D. degree candidates).


** "influence beyond their own institution" can take many forms, including demonstrated lasting impact on alumni, influence on the profession through curricular revisions in college mathematics teaching with national impact, influential innovative books on the teaching of college mathematics, etc.


Nominations must be submitted on the official Nomination Form. Please follow the instructions on that form precisely to assure uniformity in the selection process both at the Section and the National levels.


If a file on a Section awardee significantly exceeds the prescribed limits (on page 2) it will not be considered for a national award and be returned to the Section.


Please send an electronic copy of each nomination packet to David Hendricks at david.hendricks@acu.edu so as to be received no later than November 15, 2017.


Nominations for someone from another Section should be sent to the Secretary of the nominee's Section.


The Section Selection Committee will choose the Section recipient and communicate its selection to the section secretary. The secretary will forward the section recipient's nomination file to the national secretary to be communicated to the national selection committee.


We look forward to your participation in this exciting MAA venture of taking a substantive action to honor extraordinarily successful teaching. The Association wants to see such teaching recognized at all post-secondary school levels. Please nominate a deserving individual from your institution.


Past Recipients of the Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics Award

2017 - Neal Brand, University of North Texas
2015 - Rebecca Garcia, Sam Houston State University
2014 - Susan Staples, Texas Christian University
2013 - Harold Boas, Texas A&M University
2012 - James Epperson, University of Texas at Arlington
2011 - Roger Zarnowski, Angelo State University
2010 - Terence McCabe, Texas State University
2009 - John Davis, Baylor University
2008 - Dawn Slavens, Midwestern State University
2007 - Minerva Cordero-Epperson, University of Texas - Arlington
2006 - Stuart Anderson, Texas A&M University - Commerce
2005 - John Quintanilla, University of North Texas
2004 - Italo Simonelli, Texas A&M University - Commerce
2003 - Gregory Passty, Southwest Texas State University
2002 - William D. Clark, Stephen F. Austin State University
2001 - Robert Northcutt, Southwest Texas State University
2000 - William T. Guy, University of Texas at Austin
1999 - Max Warshauer, Southwest Texas State University
1998 - Efraim Armendariz, University of Texas at Austin
1997 - Rhonda Hatcher, Texas Christian University
1996 - Doyle Alexander, Stephen F. Austin State University
1995 - Frank Jones, Rice University
1994 - Montie Monzingo, Southern Methodist University
1993 - James R. Boone, Texas A & M University
1992 - Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Texas Section. To make a nomination, please send an electronic copy of this nomination form (this is a fillable and savable PDF file) to David Hendricks at david.hendricks@acu.edu by November 15, 2017.

Past Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award

2017 - James Epperson, University of Texas at Arlington
2015 - Carl Seaquist, Texas Tech University
2014 - Neal Brand, University of North Texas
2013 - Hristo Kojouharov, University of Texas at Arlington
2012 - Reza Abbasian, Texas Lutheran University
2009 - John Sieben, Texas Lutheran University
2006 - Jasper Adams, Stephen F. Austin State University
2005 - Vince Schielack, Texas A&M Unviersity
2004 - Montie Monzingo, Southern Methodist University
2004 - Pat Odell, Baylor University
2001 - George Brewer, Odessa College
2001 - Wes Sanders, Sam Houston State University
2000 - Stuart Anderson, Texas A&M University-Commerce
2000 - Gertrud Kraut, University of New Hampshire
1999 - Ron Barnes, University of Houston-Downtown
1999 - William T. Guy, University of Texas
1998 - Vivian Dennis, Eastfield College
1998 - Dalton Tarwater, Texas Tech University
1997 - Howard L. Rolf, Baylor University
1996 - John Ed Allen, University of North Texas
1996 - Charles D. Robinson, Hardin-Simmons University
1995 - Dale R. Bedgood, East Texas State University
1995 - R. G. Dean, Stephen F. Austin State University
1995 - Charles R. Deeter, Texas Christian University
1995 - John F. Lamb, Jr., East Texas State University
1994 - James R. Boone, Texas A&M University
1993 - Louie Huffman, Midwestern State University
1993 - Margaret R. Hutchinson, University of St. Thomas
1993 - Robert A. Northcutt, Southwest Texas State University
1992 - Landon A Colquitt, Texas Christian University (Posthumously)
1992 - Joe Cude, Tarleton State University
1991 - James C. Bradford, Abilene Christian University
1991 - Don E. Edmondson
1990 - Glenn E. Mattingly, Sam Houston State University
1990 - John T. Mohat, University of North Texas
1990 - Herbert C. Parrish, University of North Texas
1986 - R. H. Bing, University of Texas
1981 - Robert Greenwood, University of Texas
1979 - Emmett Hazelwood, Texas Tech University
1979 - E. Richard Heineman, Texas Tech University
1978 - H. E. Bray, Rice University
1977 - H. J. Ettlinger, University of Texas
1977 - C. R. Sherer, Texas Christian University (Posthumously)

Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award

The Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award is given in recognition of faculty who have distinguished themselves through service and support of undergraduate students within the Texas Section. To make a nomination, please send an electronic copy of this nomination form (this is a fillable and savable PDF file) to David Hendricks at david.hendricks@acu.edu by November 15, 2017.

Past Recipients of the Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award

2017 - Angie Brown, Sul Ross State University
2015 - Therese Shelton, Southwestern University
2014 - Sue Geller, Texas A&M University
2013 - Dawn Slavens, Midwestern State University
2012 - Ron Barnes, University of Houston
2011 - Jean McKemie, St. Edwards University
2010 - Sarah T. Stovall, Stephen F. Austin State University
2009 - Haozxuan Zhou, University of the Incarnate Word
2008 - Cynthia Y. Naples, St. Edward's University
2007 - Jennifer McLoud-Mann, The University of Texas at Tyler
2006 - Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
2005 - Pam Roberson, Stephen F. Austin State University