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Dartmouth professor receives N.H. Professor of the Year award

Posted 11/16/00

Dartmouth College Professor Dorothy Wallace has been named the 2000 New Hampshire Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Wallace, who teaches mathematics, heads up Dartmouth's "Mathematics Across the Curriculum" project, which develops interdisciplinary classes involving math and other disciplines ranging from the hard sciences to the humanities. The project received a $4 million National Science Foundation Grant in 1995 to improve undergraduate mathematics instruction. Among the classes she has created for the program is one examining mathematics in the context of art and design.

Wallace joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1988 after two postdoctoral National Science Foundation fellowships. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale before pursuing her doctorate at the University of California at San Diego.

CASE established the Professors of the Year program in 1981. Criteria for selection include extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching demonstrated through impact on and involvement with students; a scholarly approach to teaching and learning; contribution to undergraduate education in the institution, community and profession; and support from colleagues and current and former undergraduate students. Candidates for the award are nominated by their peers, with the final judging done by deans and professors, education writers and government, Carnegie Foundation and CASE representatives.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a policy center located in Menlo Park, Calif., is devoted to strengthening America's schools and colleges. CASE is an international association of educational institutions, with more than 2,900 colleges, universities and independent elementary and secondary schools.

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