ORONO — College of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy was honored with the Nationwide Council of Lecturers of Arithmetic’ Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 25 through the group’s 2023 Annual Assembly and Exposition in Washington D.C.
Ferrini-Mundy, who has taught secondary and college-level arithmetic and researched methods to enhance each for almost 5 a long time, can be collaborating within the NCTM’s 2023 Analysis Convention in Washington D.C., delivered a gap plenary speak on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and hosted a Q&A session the next day.
The NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award honors council members who’ve demonstrated distinguished management, instruction and repair to the arithmetic training discipline on the nationwide stage for over 25 years, in response to the group.
Chosen by the NCTM’s Arithmetic Schooling Belief, Ferrini-Mundy, who beforehand served on the council’s board of administrators, is certainly one of two recipients of this 12 months’s lifetime achievement award. The opposite is Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips, a senior educational specialist at Michigan State College’s Program in Arithmetic Schooling.
“Offering sturdy and complete instruction in arithmetic is important to serving to folks from all backgrounds obtain skilled and private success. It additionally helps foster extremely educated and gifted staff able to rising our trendy financial system,” Ferrini-Mundy says. “I’ve seen firsthand how this discipline has modified lives, and it has motivated me to be the very best educator I will be. I’m actually honored to obtain this award for a lifetime of labor in what I think about one of the vital rewarding fields in training”.
Ferrini-Mundy has served as a secondary faculty instructor, a professor at a number of universities and as a pacesetter of college schools, boards, and analysis facilities concerned in arithmetic training.
She presently chairs the Convention Board of the Mathematical Sciences, and was beforehand the director of the Mathematical Sciences Schooling Board on the Nationwide Academy of Sciences, co-chair of the Group for Financial Co-operation and Growth Arithmetic Knowledgeable Group Programme for Worldwide Pupil Evaluation, and member of the Maine Division of Schooling’s Arithmetic Requirements Assessment Committee. She additionally has revealed greater than 100 articles and mentored 10 doctoral college students over the course of her profession.
In 1980, Ferrini-Mundy earned her Ph.D. in arithmetic training from the College of New Hampshire. She was named the president of the College of Maine and its regional campus, the College of Maine at Machias, in 2018. Ferrini-Mundy is a nationwide chief in STEM training analysis and coverage, and the previous chief working officer of the Nationwide Science Basis.
Beneath her management, UMaine achieved the R1 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Establishments of Larger Schooling in 2021. This designation is barely awarded to the highest 4 p.c of the nation’s doctoral analysis universities. That very same 12 months, the College of Maine System named Ferrini-Mundy vice chancellor for analysis and innovation. On this function, she’s serving to to make UMaine’s analysis infrastructure extra accessible and supportive for school and college students at all the System’s universities.
Her different management roles embrace serving as a member of the President’s Committee on the Nationwide Medal of Science, chair of the Affiliation of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Council of Presidents, government committee member of the APLU’s Board of Administrators, chair of the America East Convention Educational Consortium Board of Presidents, member of the NCAA Division I Presidential Discussion board and chair of the Maine Innovation Financial system Advisory Board.