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Miller receives math award

Kelly Meehan | Tuesday, April 6, 2004

The Mathematics Association of America awarded Saint Mary’s math professor Don Miller its Indiana Section Distinguished Service Award Friday.This award is given to one person in the state and is awarded based on extraordinary contributions to the Mathematics Association of America and improving education in the mathematical sciences in America. Miller has been a math professor at Saint Mary’s since 1967 and previously served for 10 years as the head of the department. He recently published work on state lotteries. Miller is also known as a versatile teacher, an expert in statistics and operations research and a leader in mathematics curriculum development. He was awarded the College’s Spes Unica award in 1992 for outstanding service. Miller was anonymously nominated for the Distinguished Service Award by one of his colleagues and selected by the executive committee of the MAA.”It is very exciting to be selected to win this award,” Miller said.Miller served at the national level of the MAA as an officer in the Special Interest Group on Environmental Mathematics and is known for his widely recognized work in both the Mathematical Contest in Modeling and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Miller currently teaches simulation, statistical applications and probability courses at Saint Mary’s and also serves as Saint Mary’s softball coach.