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Eugene F. Krause
Regents' Proceedings 237

Eugene F. Krause, Ph.D., professor of mathematics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 2002.

Professor Krause received his B.S. (1959), M.S. (1960), and Ph.D. (1963) degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an instructor in 1963 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1965, associate professor in 1969, and professor in 1977.

For the past 20 years, Professor Krause managed the mathematics department's education program. He taught a majority of the department's teacher education courses, counseled myriad students who went on to teach in elementary and high schools, and demonstrated that it was possible to communicate the complexities and beauty of mathematics to young students. Professor Krause conveyed the art of teaching both in the classroom and through his writing. He wrote eight books, two for middle school (with C. Brumfiel) and six for college, including Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. He also contributed a number of articles to math-education journals and was considered a top expositor. Professor Krause's monograph, Taxicab Geometry, remains popular with both students and teachers.

Professor Krause's commitment to his own teaching and to the teaching profession are evident in the recognition he has received for his work, including the AMOCO Foundation Good Teaching Award (1979), the Ruth M. Sinclair Award in LS&A Freshman-Sophomore Counseling (1982), and the Excellence in Concentration Advising Award (2001). He also received the college's Excellence in Education Award three times and was recognized by Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society and the Panhellenic Association of Michigan as an outstanding teacher. In 1993, Professor Krause was named a Fulbright Professor and spent a semester at Rhodes University in South Africa. He was a frequent speaker at both national and regional meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

The Regents salute this distinguished scholar by naming Eugene F. Krause professor emeritus of mathematics.