2004 Bill Ralph - Distinguished Teaching Award

Taken from the Seaway Current, Vol 27, No. 2 (Spring 2004):

Dr. Bill Ralph, Professor of Mathematics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, has been chosen to receive the 2004 Seaway Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. This award honors Professor Ralph for his distinguished career in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Ralph was selected by a committee consisting of: Sandy Segal (Chair), University of Rochester; Maruja Lander, Broome Community College; Olympia Nicodemi, SUNY Geneseo, and Len Malinowski, Finger Lakes Community College (ex-officio). An algebraic topologist with a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Ralph’s current interests lie in mathematical art and the use of multimedia and computer software to aid the teaching of mathematics. Going along with these themes, he gave a very interesting talk at the Fall 2001 meeting at Brock University entitled, Can Mathematics Recognize Great Art?, and a workshop on Saturday afternoon at that same meeting entitled, Calculus Meets Interactive Multimedia: The ‘Journey Through Calculus’ Software.

The Distinguished Teaching Award will be presented to Dr. Ralph following the Friday evening banquet. Although he will not be present at the Cortland meeting to receive the award in person, Professor Ralph has promised to grace the section with another address in the near future.