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Faculty Awards

Recent awards won by our math faculty:

Francis J. Vasko   Professor of Mathematics
Fran Vasko
C. R. Chambliss Kutztown University Faculty Research Award

About Professor Vasko:

Before coming to Kutztown University in September 1986, he worked for more than eight years as an employee in the Research Department at Bethlehem Steel solving a variety of real-world applications in operations research. He then served as a consultant to Bethlehem Steel Corporation from September 1986 thru March 2003. Since 2003, he has also done consulting work for Graphic Packaging, Enterprise Systems Partners, Inc., and Solo Laboratories Inc. His current research focuses on using a large variety and combination of combinatorial optimization techniques in order to more accurately model and solve important real-world applications in production planning, strategic planning, and resource allocation.

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Lyn McQuaid   Associate Professor of Mathematics
John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

About Professor McQuaid:

She came to Kutztown University in 2001 and has taught courses at all levels of the mathematics curriculum ranging from Developmental Mathematics through the graduate level. She is the creator of the Women in Mathematics course which is offered every semester and often offered as a distance learning course during the summer. She is also the faculty advisor to the Math Club. She co-organized the Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day in January 2008, which will become an annual event designed to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics.