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April 13, 2011

Birmingham-Southern College math professor wins regional teaching award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Barry Spieler, professor of mathematics at Birmingham-Southern College, has received the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section 2011 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching.

The award was announced earlier this month at the annual meeting of the association held in Tuscaloosa.

Spieler was honored for his diverse teaching interests and accomplishments including interdisciplinary courses and cross-college collaborations.  As the award winner, he will deliver a keynote address at the 2012 meeting. 

Spieler joined the BSC faculty in 1994.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.  In 1999, he was named Alabama Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation.

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