Dr. Holt Wilson, an associate professor in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, was recently honored for his contribution to mathematics education in North Carolina with the W.W. Rankin Award. This distinction is bestowed annually by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) and is the organization’s highest honor.
Wilson, who has been described as “deeply committed” to both students and teachers throughout the state, has presented at numerous NCCTM conferences, served on NCCTM conference committees, has been a judge at both regional and state Math Fairs, and served multiple terms on the NCCTM Board of Directors. He has been awarded many grants, including one that led to the co-founding of the North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning and another that helped to establish a tutoring partnership between UNCG and Guilford County Schools.
In support of his nomination to the Rankin Award Committee, a supporter wrote that Wilson “has always been a leader. For over 20 years, our recipient has taught mathematics, taught teachers of mathematics, prepared leaders of mathematics education, researched the learning of mathematics – in short, dedicated his life to mathematics teaching and learning in his native state of North Carolina.”
The award is named in memory of W.W. Rankin, who served as a mathematics professor at Duke University and was the first recipient of this honor.