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TAMIU Faculty Member Inducted into TAMUS Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators Posted: 2/22/18

TAMIU Faculty Member Inducted into TAMUS Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators


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Dr. Runchang Lin joins a prestigious group of System educators.  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) associate professor of Mathematics Dr. Runchang Lin was among 10 professors from throughout The Texas A&M University System inducted into the prestigious 2018 Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators this past week.

Established in 2011, the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators honors individuals from Texas A&M System universities who have made significant contributions to the field of teacher education, and highlights the A&M System’s role in producing K-12 teachers for the State of Texas.

“On behalf of The Texas A&M System and the Chancellor’s Century Council, congratulations to all of the honorees, and thank you for your service to this state and nation,” said Chancellor John Sharp, “I have no doubt that the future will be brighter for it.”

Each year, university faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate any full-time faculty member who has had a significant impact on the preparation of teachers. Inductees are then selected by past Academy members.

Honorees receive a $1,000 stipend, provided by the Chancellor’s Century Council, a commemorative medallion, and a certificate honoring their commitment and dedication to those who are teaching the next generation.

Dr. Lin said he is honored to receive this recognition.

“I feel deeply honored and proud to have been recognized as a teacher educator by TAMUS and Chancellor's Century Council,” he said, “I am very grateful to my students, colleagues, and friends at TAMIU for their continuous help, patience, and support.”

TAMIU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Tom Mitchell, said Dr. Lin sets an impressive standard.

“We are most gratified that Dr. Lin’s contribution to our campus and teaching is being so highly recognized. His students truly enjoy his teaching, and his colleagues appreciate his collaboration and guidance.  His 2018 Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators

Award is well-deserved,” Dr. Mitchell observed.

Lin, who joined TAMIU in 2005, holds his Ph.D. in Mathematics and M.A. in Statistics from Wayne State University. His M.S. in Computational Mathematics and B.S. in Mathematics were earned at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

He is the author or co-author of a total of 38 refereed and non-refereed academic publications, and has served as the principal or co-principal investigator of various research and programmatic grant awards, including the Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program from the National Science Foundation totaling $1.2 million.

In 2016 and 2008, he was named the TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences “Teacher of the Year.”

His research interests are in Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics and Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

Also inducted into the 2018 Academy were Dr. Julie Harlin, Texas A&M University; Dr. Vicky Johnson, Tarleton State University; Dr. Cleveland Lane, Prairie View A&M University; Dr. Marie Lassmann, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Dr. Mienie Roberts, Texas A&M University-Central Texas; Dr. Jana Sanders, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Dr. Pamela Webster, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Dr. Edward Westermann, Texas A&M University-San Antonio; and Dr. Kevin Williams, West Texas A&M University.

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About the Texas A&M University System: The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.55 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the State’s economy.