BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 13, 2013 – Andy Norton, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, was recently honored by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators as the 2013 AMTE Early Career Award recipient.
The association, which has more than 1,000 members, presents the award annually to a member who has made significant contributions in teaching, service, and/or scholarship within the first decade of receiving their doctoral degree.
“Andy’s enthusiasm for teaching mathematics, coupled with his energy and vision, has allowed us to make tremendous strides with our mathematics education doctoral program,” said Peter Haskell, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics. “He has devoted a great deal of time and energy to building our teacher education programs and mentoring graduate students, and he’s a great choice for this award. I’m sure it won’t be his last.”
Norton has been the principal or co-principal investigator on a dozen grants in the last eight years, totaling more than $6 million. He has more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals with a research focus on students’ mathematical understanding and research and practice of mathematics teacher education.
Norton received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Virginia Tech in 1995, master’s degrees in education and mathematics from the University of Georgia in 1999 and 2004 respectively, and a doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of Georgia in 2004.
The College of Science at Virginia Tech gives students a comprehensive foundation in the scientific method. Outstanding faculty members teach courses and conduct research in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The college offers programs in cutting-edge areas including, among others, those in energy and the environment, developmental science across the lifespan, infectious diseases, computational science, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The College of Science is dedicated to fostering a research-intensive environment that promotes scientific inquiry and outreach.