Team of faculty, student editors bring national award to Virginia math journal
Guided by Editor-in-Chief Agida Manizade, the “Virginia Mathematics Teacher” has been awarded the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018 Publication Award for Outstanding Journal.
The award is based on a journal’s quality over two consecutive years. It is the first time the Virginia-based journal has won the national award.
“Virginia Mathematics Teacher” is a bi-annual print and electronic publication geared toward mathematics educators, students and professionals.
Manizade, a mathematics and statistics professor at Radford University, has served as editor-in-chief for the past two and a half years.
She and Associate Editor Jean Mistele accepted the award April 26 at the annual NCTM Conference in Washington, D.C. Mistele is an associate professor in Radford University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Students Cameron Leo and Alexandra Largen work with Manizade and Mistele on the journal and were at the ceremony to receive the honor. Leo is a graduate student in the Math Education Content Studies program, and Largen is a rising senior computer science major and mathematics minor from Laurel Fork.
“Every member of the editorial board has contributed to our success,” Manizade said. “It’s been a great pleasure to work with an extremely talented and devoted group of professionals.”
In March, Manizade and Mistele helped organize the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) conference at Radford University. There, Manizade gave a presentation to educators about how to write for an award-winning journal.
VCTM President Jamey Lovin was at the conference and praised Manizade and her staff for their work on the journal.
“Agida took over the journal and completely transformed it into an award-winning publication. It’s all new material, and she’s always looking for new writers,” Lovin said. “She and her staff have done an excellent job.”