Adriana Salerno

Adriana Salerno, professor of mathematics at Bates College, is one of three college or university professors nationwide to receive the 2023 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards, one of the Mathematical Association of America’s highest awards.

These awards honor professors who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions, according to a Bates news release.

Salerno’s colleagues in the Bates mathematics department say the award is richly deserved, calling her “visionary” and “fearless,” particularly in the way she has challenged teaching norms, worked with the surrounding community and served as a leader on the faculty committee working toward inclusion, diversity and equity.

“Adriana is an inspiring colleague,” says Katharine Ott, associate professor and the chair of the Mathematics department. “She leads by example, showing us how inclusive pedagogy can transform our classrooms for the better. Her dedication to promoting equity in mathematics has propelled the Bates math department to make impactful changes in how we teach and what we teach.”

Currently on leave from Bates, Salerno is completing the final year of a three-year position as a temporary program director at the National Science Foundation in the Visiting Scientist, Engineer and Education program.

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