Morgan and Ray Retire from Mathematics Department

Posted on 8/26/2010 2:23:12 PM

Both Dr. Fred Morgan and Dr. Phillip Ray, of the IUP Department of Mathematics, retired from IUP over summer 2010.

Dr. Morgan came to IUP in 1988 after eight years at Clemson University. Among his many accomplishments, his tenure as graduate coordinator for the department and as director of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Pre-Professional program were the most time-consuming and the least rewarded. Many will also remember Fred as one of the founders of the Center for Statistics Education in Pennsylvania and for his work on the first Statistics Education through Quantitative Literacy (SEQuaL) grant in 1992. Most importantly to students, his “hot dogs” will remember him as an entertaining and effective instructor.

Dr. Ray also came to IUP in 1988 after earning his doctorate at the Ohio State University. Students will remember Phil as a meticulous lecturer: logical, coherent, and ready with well-chosen examples. Dr. Ray also made sure the mathematics section of the university library was well stocked. Next time you are in section QA, thank Dr. Ray.