Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Dr. Glen Richgels, BSU’s 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award is a veteran professor known for his ability to recognize the successful learner in every student. He also can see the potential teacher in every learner. Not only has he helped a generation of students achieve successful careers in STEM fields, he is beloved for his generous guidance to teachers around the Bemidji region and respected for his service in state and national teaching organizations. He also has been a tireless advocate for constructivist pedagogies through conceptual understanding and careful scaffolding of instruction.
Said a colleague, “His mentoring of incoming mathematics education faculty at Bemidji State has assured that the math program will continue to be a lighthouse in Minnesota for excellence in mathematics education.”