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Muskingum Professor Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

CRAFTMuskingum College Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. David L. Craft has been recognized for his outstanding teaching by Ohio Magazine, in its annual Excellence in Education issue.

In honoring Dr. Craft, the magazine cites “his skill and successes in education [which] have left profound marks on his students for many years. They describe him as a teacher and mentor who consistently finds ways to challenge them as individuals.”

Earlier this year he received Muskingum’s William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching, the college’s highest teaching honor. He joined the Muskingum College faculty in 1993 and presently serves as the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Dr. Craft’s research focuses on the genus parameter, and problems in Graph Theory and Combinatorics. His numerous publications include On Questions by Ringel and Erdos About Edge-Magic Graphs, Current Problems in Topological Graph Theory, On the Genus of Joins and Compositions of Graphs, The Genus Imbedding of the Cartesian Product GxK2 Need Not Include a Genus Imbedding of Its Factor G, and Surgical Techniques for Constructing Minimal, Orientable Imbeddings of Joins and Compositions of Graphs.

Prior to joining Muskingum, Dr. Craft taught at the University of Illinois, Miami University, and Buena Vista College. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Institute of Combinatorics.

Dr. Craft graduated magna cum laude from Illinois College, earned his master’s degree at Miami University, and his doctoral degree at Western Michigan University.