Dr. Sue Geller (center), celebrating her Mathematics Association of America Texas Section distinguished student service award with fellow Texas A&M mathematics professor Harold Boas (left, who was a plenary speaker and last year's MAA Texas Section distinguished teaching award winner) and several Texas A&M students who also attended the annual meeting, held April 3-5 in Laredo.


Dr. Sue Geller, professor of mathematics at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the Texas A&M Women's Faculty Network as the recipient of its 2013 Outstanding Mentoring Award.

Geller will be formally presented with the annual award recognizing Texas A&M senior faculty members who offer copious time, effort and energy to guide and support junior faculty as part of the WFN Spring Luncheon, set for Monday (April 14) in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Geller will receive a commemorative plaque and a check for $500.

Nominees for the award must be associate or full professors who have served as a mentor in the WFN Mentoring Program, a voluntary program in which experienced faculty members are paired with new faculty to aid with the latter group's transition into a new job setting. In addition, award candidates must not have previously received the award within the past five years.

Geller, who holds both a masters and a doctorate from Cornell University, joined the Texas A&M Mathematics faculty in 1981. Since 1994, she also has held a joint appointment in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, where her expertise has proven useful in developing accurate mathematical and statistical methods of studying small-sample data.

Geller has served since 2004 as director of the Honors Program in Mathematics, which she helped to establish in 1994 and for which she was recognized by Texas A&M Honors and Undergraduate Research (HUR) with its 2012 Director's Award. Earlier this month, she also received the 2014 Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award from the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

In addition to being an interdisciplinary asset and an advocate of undergraduate honors and research, Geller is an award-winning instructor and a popular invited speaker on myriad topics, including curriculum development, communication in mathematics and women and minority mentoring. She is an active member of the MAA, the American Mathematical Society and the Association of Women in Mathematics, where she has served in a variety of officer, editorial and subcommittee capacities, from career development and employment opportunities to science policy and strategy. Geller also is a member of the American Statistical Association and the International Society for Computational Biology.

The Women's Faculty Network was established at Texas A&M in 1990 with the goal of encouraging the professional development of women faculty through formal programming and informal networking opportunities. The WFN is committed to promoting research opportunities, teaching excellence, female transition to administration and retaining women faculty. For more information, visit http://wfn.tamu.edu/.

To learn more about Geller and her teaching, research and service efforts, go to http://www.math.tamu.edu/~sue.geller/.


Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu or Dr. Sue Geller, (979) 845-7531 or geller@math.tamu.edu

Hutchins Shana

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