Wednesday, January 31, 2007
OU math professor Eddie Cheng wins teaching awardOakland University Professor Eddie Cheng was recently awarded the
Distinguished Teaching Award from the Michigan section of the
Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Cheng is a member of OU’s
department of mathematics and statistics. In addition to the local
accolades, he is now the official section candidate for the MAA’s
National Distinguished Teaching Award, to be awarded in January 2008.
“This is another clear indicator of the quality of the instruction
offered by the department and Oakland University. It is most gratifying
to know that our colleagues across the state have recognized and
confirmed what we have known for so long,” said Ronald Sudol, acting
dean of OU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Cheng joined the OU faculty in 1997, where he also serves as director
of the OU Summer Mathematics Institute. He is director of the Michigan
Mathematics Prize Competition and serves on the editorial boards of the
International Journal of Computer, Mathematical Sciences and
Applications and the journal Networks. His research interests include
combinatorial optimization, integer and linear programming, and network
Cheng will receive the award at the spring 2007 meeting of the Michigan
section of the MAA. He is the second OU professor to win this award;
Jerry Grossman won in 1994.