Glenda T. Lappan, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University
The MCTM Executive Board is pleased to honor Dr. Glenda Lappan as the 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award. We suspect that every mathematics educator in Michigan has heard Glenda's name and most have been influenced by her work. Dr. Glenda Lappan's vita reads like the Who's Who in Mathematics Education. In her tenure as a mathematics educator she has done it all, with grace, dignity, and the highest integrity. There are so many ways that Glenda has influenced mathematics education that it is hard to know where to begin.
Glenda Lappan, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, received her Ed.D. in mathematics and education from the University of Georgia in 1965 and since has been at Michigan State University. Glenda had earned her B.A. in mathematics and education in 1961 from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia and her M.Ed in 1963 from the University of Georgia, Athens.