Steven Post Honored With Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Steven Post with administratorsMadison, Wis. (May 4, 2016) – Professor Steven Post was honored this week with the 2016 Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

In nominating Professor Post for this prestigious award, a colleague wrote “he is most truly such a humble person, one who never stops searching for how he can better serve our students. Every semester, he is excited to try new things, including new and fresh approaches in order to reach students in ways that speak most immediately to their learning styles - even after more than 25 years of teaching.”

Post is Professor of Mathematics at the College. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from UW-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University.

The James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award honors a faculty member, chosen by a committee of faculty, students, and alumni of Edgewood College, who exemplifies the highest standards of teaching excellence. The awards are given in honor of James R. Underkofler, a long-time senior executive with Alliant Energy, who retired in 1990. The awards pay tribute to Underkofler’s enduring interest in encouraging and promoting undergraduate teaching excellence.

Photo: (l. to r.) Dr. Carol Trone, Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; Scott Flanagan, President of the College; Professor of Mathematics Steven Post; Julie Bauer, Alliant Energy Foundation; Dr. Dean Pribbenow, Vice President for Academic Affairs.