Hunter Professors Sandra Clarkson and William Williams Receive CUNY Chancellor’s Award
Hunter College Professors Sandra Clarkson and William Williams received the third-annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction. They were honored at a reception on May 1, 2012.
The award, administered by the Office of Academic Affairs on behalf of Chancellor Goldstein, who earned a Ph.D. in statistics, is based on evidence that students improved their skills in math as a result of a particular technique or action.
Professors Clarkson and Williams were nominated by the Mathematics and Statistics department chair, Professor Robert Thompson, in recognition of their work reconfiguring STAT 113 (Elementary Probability and Statistics). In a unanimous decision, the awarding committee said the two Hunter professors stood out among their fellow nominees in terms of their long-term collaborative effort, innovation, and emphasis on evidence-based instruction.
"When Sandi and I were first notified of this award, we were surprised," said Williams. "Statistics 113 had long been our project and was very much a labor of love."
Sandra Clarkson, a professor at Hunter since 1974, earned a B.S from North Georgia College, and an Ed.D and M.Ed. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia. William Williams, with Hunter since 1986, earned a PhD in Sampling Theory from Iowa State.