Foundation names college teacher Alaska professor of the year

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Carnegie Foundation has named a mathematics professor at Matanuska-Susitna College as Alaska's 2001 professor of the year.

Dr. Ping-Tung Chang was among 45 professors honored nationwide.

According to the University of Alaska Anchorage, Chang is conscientious, student-oriented, demanding and fair. UAA includes the Mat-Su college.

Chang has taught at UAA since 1988. He earned a bachelor of education degree from National Taiwan Normal University in the Republic of China. He also earned a master of science in math from Indiana State University and a doctorate from Georgia State University.

The Professors of the Year program is administered each year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The Carnegie Foundation was founded in 1905 by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie to promote the profession of teaching. The council is the largest international association of educational institutions and began the Professors of the Year program 20 years ago.

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