Francis Su Wins Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching

October 29, 2012

Harvey Mudd College math Professor Francis Su has won the 2013 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.

Given by the Mathematical Association of America, the award honors college or university professors who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching has had influence beyond their own institutions. It is the MAA’s highest teaching honor.

The award will be presented January 10 at the MAA’s Joint Math Meetings in San Diego. Su will receive $1,000 and a certificate of recognition.

Su joined the HMC faculty in 1996. His research interests include probability, game theory and geometric and topological combinatorics. His article, “Teaching Research: Encouraging Discoveries,” was featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011, published by Princeton University Press.

He is also the creator of the popular award-winning Math Fun Facts website and the Math Fun Facts iPhone app.

The MAA previously recognized Su with the James R.C. Leitzel Lecturer award (2006), the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member (2004), and the Merten M. Hasse Prize for outstanding mathematical exposition (2001).

Math Professor Art Benjamin won the Haimo award in 2000 and 2012 Haimo award recipient Matthew DeLong (Taylor University) is on sabbatical this year in the HMC Department of Mathematics.