Strides in Math Education, Community Outreach Add up to Piper Honor
Math Department Chair Jeffrey Morgan Becomes 10th UH Professor To Receive Prestigious Title
An ardent supporter of mathematics education at the university, high school and middle school levels, University of Houston (UH) professor Jeffrey J. Morgan has been selected a 2013 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. He will receive a $5,000 honorarium for his superior college-level teaching and will be recognized by President Renu Khator during a 6 p.m. ceremony May 8 at the Rockwell Pavilion.
“I teach to give something back that was given to me. It was clear from a young age that I had a hunger for teaching, and this was because a few excellent teachers in K-12 played an amazing role in shaping my life,” Morgan said. “The most prominent of these was a man named Bob Collings, who taught me mathematics from 9th to 12th grade. He was both a teacher and mentor to me and forever changed my life path. His teaching was dynamic, and his willingness to listen to me and offer advice was inspiring. I became captivated with mathematics and less confused about life. Moreover, I was inspired to do for others what he had done for me.”
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