Dr. Karen Clark has received the 2014 “Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics” award from the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). From the citation:
“Dr. Karen Clark is an extraordinary mathematics teacher and mentor of students. She combines great classroom teaching with a commitment to investing significant time in students outside the classroom. With both high standards and a kind heart, she inspires students in the mathematics classroom and influences their lives outside the classroom. Past students have written the following about her dedication:
- “‘I would not have the passion and the skills for applied math research … nor would I be in the position to apply for this program without Dr. Clark’s mentorship.’
- “’She always has inspired me to set my goals high and to reach for what I want in my career.’
- “’After witnessing her influence on others, I realized that I wanted to have that same influence on a student someday.’ “
The full citation from the MAA, including Dr. Clark’s response, is available here.