Mathematics professor wins teaching award

Mar 17, 2014 | Engineering and Science

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Dr. Bernd Schroeder, academic director and Edmondson/Crump Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Louisiana/Mississippi Section Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Dr. Bernd Schroeder

Dr. Bernd Schroeder

The award is given each year by the MAA to an outstanding mathematics faculty member who excels both inside and outside the classroom at teaching, preparing students for competitions, recruiting students to major in a mathematical science, and influencing the field beyond his or her institution.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Schroeder has been recognized with this award,” said Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean of undergraduate studies for Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science. “He has been active in curricular reform on our campus, through NSF-funded projects, and is known at the national level as the author of several popular mathematics textbooks. We have truly benefited from his insight and wisdom.”

Schroeder, who has served on the faculty at Louisiana Tech since 1997, has authored more than 30 journal articles and five books in areas of mathematics and mathematics education, and has created seven high-quality online calculus courses. He also helped design and pilot many of the College of Engineering and Science’s integrated engineering curriculum mathematics courses.

“I very much appreciate this honor and I’m thankful for my family, because the work that led to the award would not have been possible without them,” said Schroeder.

Schroeder earned his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1992 and his master’s in mathematics in 1989 from Kansas State University.  He also earned a Vordiplom (equivalent to B.S.) in mathematics and in physics from Technische Universitat in Berlin, Germany.

As winner of the sectional award, Schroeder is automatically nominated for the MAA’s national Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

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