Edgewood College: Mathematics professor receives distinguished teaching award

Contact: Ed Taylor, Director of Marketing & Communications 608-663-2333

Madison, Wis. – Dr. Kenneth Jewell has won the Mathematical Association of America 2011 Wisconsin Section Distinguished Teaching Award.

This award is presented annually to an outstanding mathematics teacher at a public or private college or university in the state of Wisconsin. As a recipient of the section award, Dr. Jewell is now a nominee for the national Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. That award “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.”

In a nomination letter, a colleague at a University of Wisconsin System institution wrote, “A gifted expositor of ideas, Dr. Jewell’s successes have not been limited to the mathematics classroom. He connects his students to the world beyond the university walls by engaging them in the classroom, by using relevant examples, and by promoting a connected curriculum.”

A banquet and award presentation will be held the evening of Friday, April 29, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

About Edgewood College

Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit http://www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.