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2022 Mathematics Faculty Awards: Goodman-Peterson Teaching Award Recipients for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Metcalfe (Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor) and Dr. Richárd Rimányi (Bowman and Gordan Gray Distinguished Term Professor), who are the recipients of the 2022 Goodman-Peterson Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education! The awards are intended to highlight the accomplishments of Mathematics Department Instructors who have made a great contribution to undergraduate instruction over the last two years.

Jason Metcalfe is a 2003 Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and joined the faculty at UNC in 2007 following postdoctoral positions at Georgia Tech and the University of California – Berkeley. His research focuses on the analysis of partial differential equations. He was a previous recipient of this award in 2017. His teaching and mentoring have subsequently been recognized with the 2018 Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UNC system, the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring from the Graduate School at UNC, and a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professorship.

Personal Note from Professor Metcalfe: I’m especially honored that this award is named after Sue Goodman and Karl Petersen. And with that comes a great deal of responsibility. They were fantastic colleagues who were impactful through their teaching and mentoring. It is very proper that our department’s teaching award brings annual recognition to their careers. I am also humbled and honored to be receiving this award with Richárd Rimányi, for whom I have the absolute deepest respect as a colleague, as a researcher, as a friend, and as a teacher.

Richárd Rimányi received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the Eotvos University Budapest. He moved to the US in 2001 and joined UNC in 2003. Since then, he has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate classes, namely over 20 different courses, at our department. His research focuses on geometry and its relations to singularities, representation theory, quantum integrable systems and string theory.

Congratulations Richard and Jason!



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