College of Liberal Arts

- University of Mississippi

Mathematician Christopher Schwanke Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

Chris Schwanke

Chris Schwanke

Christopher Schwanke, a doctoral student in the University of Mississippi Department of Mathematics, is recipient of the 2014 Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award.

Mr. Schwanke has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, having taught eight sections of four different courses from Fall 2010 to the present.

His nomination letter states, “He is able to mix engaging everyday language with intriguing mathematical questions and students feel enthralled by his mathematical aura.”

He is currently teaching Precalculus (Math 125) and has also taught Unified Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (Math 261), Trigonometry I (Math 123), and College Algebra (Math 121).

The Golden Apple trophy and monetary award will be presented at the Doctoral Hooding ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014. Please join us in congratulating Chris on this award.

The Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with support from the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School and Dr. Johnny Lott.