For Immediate Release: April 6, 2006
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Swarthmore Mathematician Wins National Award for Distinguished Teaching
Garikai (Kai) Campbell, an associate professor of mathematics at Swarthmore College, has won the 2006 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The Alder Award is a national honor given for outstanding teaching of undergraduates by a young mathematician whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. The MAA will present the award at the MathFest in Knoxville, Tenn., in August.
Garikai Campbell '90
Campbell received a B.A. in mathematics in 1990 from Swarthmore and received a Ph.D. in 1999 from Rutgers University. Among the many academic honors and awards he has received are the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship, and the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship.