Prof. Yunus Zeytuncu receives prestigious teaching award

3/22/2019

Zeytuncu receives the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Michigan section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Congratulations to Yunus Zeytuncu, associate professor of mathematics, who received the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Michigan section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Prof. Zeytuncu received the award for his excellent teaching at UM-Dearborn, his work as founder and director of the Maize and Blue Math Circle (presently reaching more than 60 K-12 students from Detroit), as co-director of the Math Corps at the University of Michigan summer camp outreach program, and his work to promote undergraduate research, which includes mentoring REU students as well as serving as principal investigator for REU grants.  He will be presented with the award at the 2019 annual meeting of the Michigan section and will also become the Michigan section nominee for the national MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

"I am very humbled by the MAA Michigan Section's selection," said Zeytuncu. "I thank all of my students and colleagues for nominating me for this award. All the things mentioned in the award citation are team efforts. I am thankful for all of my collaborators."

The MAA is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. Their mission is to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world.

Prof. Zeytuncu earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2010. He was a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M University before joining to the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2013. As a research mathematician, he works in several complex variables and operator theory.

 

 

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