In 1991 the Mathematical Association of America instituted Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in order to honor college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions. In 1993 the MAA Board of Governors renamed the award to honor Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo. Each year at most three college or university teachers are honored with this national award and receive $1000 and a certificate of recognition from the MAA. Typically all are selected from the recipients of MAA section teaching awards but there is the provision that one of the winners may be selected from another source.
Jennifer Quinn, Occidental College
Michael Starbird, University of Texas
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)