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SHSU Math Professor Honored

March 25, 2022
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

Sam Houston State University professor of mathematics, Linda Reichwein Zientek, was recently honored by the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). The organization, comprised of roughly 300 professors and graduate students, made a surprise announcement at its annual meeting in February that SERA had renamed in perpetuity its SERA Outstanding Paper Award to the “SERA Linda Reichwein Zientek Outstanding Paper Award,” in recognition of Zientek’s numerous contributions to educational research and to SERA. 

“It is an honor to receive this recognition, and for me to be able to work with an association that supports both novice and experienced researchers in their academic endeavors and service,” Zientek said.

Prior to joining the SHSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2007, Zientek served for ten years as a community college mathematics instructor. Her research interests include mathematics education, the preparation of mathematics teachers, community college and P16 initiatives, and quantitative research methods. 

Zientek has served as SERA executive director since 2014. She also has served as SERA deputy executive director (2011-2014), president (2010-2011), and newsletter editor (2007-2008). Zientek also previously received the SERA Extended Service Award in 2013. 

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