Jeffrey
J. Morgan
PROVOST'S CORE TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
MORGAN’S TEACHING STYLE ADDS
UP TO EXCELLENCE
What’s the best way to teach math to college students? For
Jeffrey J. Morgan, the answer is as simple as 1 + 1.
“I believe that the only way students can learn mathematics
is for them to solve a lot of problems on a regular basis,”
said Morgan, professor of mathematics and a recipient of the 2005
Provost’s Core Teaching Excellence Award.
Morgan keeps throwing problems at his students. He does so in many
ways, including developing weekly electronic homework programs for
several undergraduate classes.
“I do my best to keep my students busy,” he said. “They
don’t always like this strategy, but I think it pays off in
the long run.”
The award consists of $5,000 and a trophy. Nominees must be tenured/tenuretrack
faculty demonstrating excellence in teaching a core curriculum course.
Staff writer Mike Emery
