Professor Matney Recieves Prestigious Cummins Award


Each year, the Ohio Council of Teachers and Mathematics recognizes outstanding teachers, professors, emerging leaders and friends of mathematics. At this year’s OCTM 68th Annual Conference BGSU’s Gabriel Matney, Ph.D. was the single mathematics professor in Ohio to receive the Kenneth Cummins Award of Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
Professor Matney has been a School of Teaching and Learning faculty member since 2011, with areas of expertise including K-12 mathematics education, authenticity, fluency and teacher professional development. Many attendees of the OCTM commented on the large impact BGSU’s mathematics education program has on so many students. Other positive feedback included the University’s outstanding programs and the educators that are “produced” in the college.
Professor Matney said he is humbled to receive the Kenneth Cummins award. “We have many amazing college professors in Ohio, and to be honored among them is truly edifying. It was particularly special for me that my department chair, colleagues, 15 of my current BGSU students, and six BGSU alumni drove to Akron to sit with me at the awards banquet. My students offer me daily inspiration.” He added that he is proud of EDHD students who are world-class and make him “the happiest of mentors.”