Joan Ferrini-Munday Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy was honored with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. The NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award honors council members who have demonstrated distinguished leadership, instruction, and service to the mathematics education field at the national level for over 25 years.

“Providing robust and comprehensive instruction in mathematics is essential to helping people from all backgrounds achieve professional and personal success. It also helps foster highly knowledgeable and talented workers capable of growing our modern economy,” Dr. Ferrini-Mundy said. “I’ve seen firsthand how this field has changed lives, and it has motivated me to be the best educator I can be. I’m truly honored to receive this award for a lifetime of work in what I consider one of the most rewarding fields in education.”

Dr. Ferrini-Munday became president of the University of Maine in July 2018. She had been serving as the chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation. Before joining the National Science Foundation in 2007, Dr. Ferrini-Mundy was a professor of mathematics and teacher education for 12 years at Michigan State University. Earlier in her career, Dr. Ferrini-Mundy was a professor of mathematics and director of the master’s degree program in teaching at the University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Ferrini-Mundy holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education, a master’s degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in mathematics education, all from the University of New Hampshire.

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