Stevens Honored as 2010 Teacher-Scholar

May 18, 2010

Professor of Mathematics Gary E. Stevens has been named the 2010 recipient of Hartwick College’s Teacher- Scholar Award.

Given each year to a faculty member in recognition of the tradition of the teacher-scholar, the award honors a professor who “enhances teaching through scholarship, research, or creative work, integrating the perspective of seeker and teacher, and demonstrates to students and colleagues the value and excitement of scholarly inquiry.”

Stevens was recognized May 13 during this year’s Honors Convocation. In announcing the award, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael G. Tannenbaum applauded Stevens’ tenure.

“Through the efforts of Professor Stevens, not only is the name of Hartwick College more broadly visible,” he said, “but the experience of his students includes not only learning through his teaching, but directly from his scholarship, as well.”

Stevens joined Hartwick in 1974, having earned his bachelor and two master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He has published numerous reviews and collaborative works on wide-ranging topics covering everything from Isomorphic Factorizations of Some Linearly Recursive Trees to How Many Ways Can You Color Your Turkey?: Counting the Proper Colorings of a Grid Graph.

Tannenbaum also noted Stevens’ collaborative work with students and his emphasis in the classroom that they can understand cutting-edge mathematics. Over the past few years, several of Stevens’ students have made discoveries in graph theory that have led to presentations and publications in professional-level conferences and journals.

“Through his scholarship, his students have been involved in all phases of the mathematical process, from the creation of questions to finding solutions, and disseminating those results,” Tannenbaum said.

A list of past recipients of the Teacher-Scholar Award can be found here.

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