Clarence F. Stephens Award

From Chapter 5 of the History of the Seaway Section by Gary Towsley: At the Fall meeting of 1991 Steve Cavior, Chair of the Section announced that the President of the MAA had unveiled a new program of awards for the MAA. These would be awards for distinguished college or university teaching. A section awards committee was formed to act on this announcement. By the Spring meeting of 1992 the Section was ready to award its first Distinguished Teaching Award to Professor Peter Taylor of Queen’s University. In the Fall of 2004 the Section approved naming the teaching award the Clarence F. Stephens Award for Distinguished Teaching, honoring the former chair of the Mathematics department at SUNY Potsdam.

The awardee is honored at the Spring meeting of the Section with a certificate, an invitation to speak, and also becomes the official Section nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. To be eligible for the award the nominee must:

  • Be a member of the MAA.
  • Be a college or university teacher assigned at least half the time during the academic year to teaching a mathematical science in a public or private college or university (from two-year college teaching through teaching at the Ph.D. level) in the United States or Canada. Those on approved leave (sabbatical or other) during the academic year in which they are nominated qualify if they fulfilled the requirements for the previous year.
  • Have at least five years teaching experience in mathematical science.

Any member of the Seaway Section of the MAA may nominate any other member of the Seaway Section for this award. However, self-nomination is not permitted.

1992

Peter Taylor, Queen’s University

1993

Stephen West, SUNY Geneseo

1994

Stephen Hilbert, Ithaca College

1995

Thomas Rishel, Cornell University

1996

Eric Muller, Brock University

1997

Michael Gage, University of Rochester

1998

Robert Rogers, SUNY Fredonia

1999

Gary Towsley, SUNY Geneseo
Winner of MAA 2000 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics

2000

Vasily C. Cateforis, SUNY Potsdam

2001

David Manes, SUNY Oneonta

2002

Norman Rice, Queen’s University

2003

Olympia Nicodemi, SUNY Geneseo
Winner of MAA 2004 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics

2004

Bill Ralph, Brock University

2005

James Conklin, Ithaca College

2006

Morris Orzech, Queen’s University

2007

Alan Taylor, Union College

2008

Laura Person, SUNY Potsdam

2009

Christopher Leary, SUNY Geneseo

2010

Maria Terrell, Cornell University

2011

John Ringland, SUNY Buffalo

2012

Keary Howard, SUNY Fredonia

2013

Hossein Shahmohamad, RIT

2014

Margaret Morrow, SUNY Plattsburgh

2015

Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University

2016

Brian E. Forrest, University of Waterloo

2017

Carl V. Lutzer, RIT

2018

C. Yousuf George, Nazareth College

2019

Xiao Xiao, Utica College