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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Monique Chyba, headshot

Monique Chyba

An associate professor of mathematics, Monique Chyba believes that mathematics, like all sciences, is best absorbed through practice. No one else has received such positive teacher evaluations for instructing Mathematics 100.

A colleague observed, “To see so many students overcome the aversion to mathematics and develop a positive attitude is absolutely impressive.”

Chyba has developed interdisciplinary research between the mathematics department and other departments on campus, and she strongly believes that multidisciplinary skills are the future of science.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Current awardees and links to archives.


Malia Lau Kong, headshot
Malia Lau Kong
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Frank Leake
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Cherie Mooy
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Sheila Yoder