More Than Just a Grade: The HOM SIGMAA Student Contest Fosters Writing Excellence at UMKC - About the Author / Acknowledgements

Richard Delaware (University of Missouri – Kansas City)

About the Author

Richard Delaware has a Mathematics Ph.D. and is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). In 2017, he won the UMKC Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists, in 2013 a small but meaningful Sosland Celebration Certificate of Achievement (for teaching writing) from the UMKC English Department, and in 2011 both the MAA Missouri Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics as well as the UMKC Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2018 he enjoyed the happy convergence of his background in theatre and his knowledge of the history of mathematics by creating copy for the mathematics posters used in the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.”


The author thanks both editors and the three referees for sharp observations that substantially improved this article.