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Education Professor Named UT Tyler Kappa Delta Pi Distinguished Teacher of the Year

May 31, 2011

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LambDr. John Lamb, assistant professor of mathematics education, has been named The University of Texas at Tyler Kappa Delta Pi chapter’s 2011 “Distinguished Teacher of the Year,” Dr. William Geiger, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.

The honor is voted upon by the Rho Rho chapter members and given to a full-time, tenured/untenured faculty member of the UT Tyler School of Education who best exemplifies the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education’s ideals.

Lamb is the chapter’s first recipient.

A UT Tyler faculty member since 2006, Lamb serves as the project director for the university’s Teachers of Mathematics Collaborative, which provides professional development to area mathematics teachers.

He also directs the UT Tyler World of Wonder Family Night. The community event provides parents and their 4th – 6th grade students interactive math and science activities that are presented by UT Tyler pre-service teachers. Lamb also has served as a UT Tyler faculty senator.

He holds a Ph.D. in secondary education from Mississippi State University and a M.Ed. in mathematics from Mississippi College.

Other memberships include Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois, was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

Pioneering from its beginning by including women as well as men, Kappa Delta Pi grew from a local chapter to the international organization it is today, comprising 582 chapters and more than 45,000 members.

For more information, visit http://www.kdp.org/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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