Plamen Iliev: 2019 Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award

A highly effective mathematics teacher at all levels

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Georgia Tech recognizes his outstanding teaching of mathematics at all levels.

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Georgia Tech has selected Plamen Iliev as a recipient of the 2019 Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award, administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning. A professor in the School of Mathematics, Iliev has taught mathematics courses at all levels, from large lecture service courses to core graduate courses.

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Georgia Tech has selected Plamen Iliev as a recipient of the 2019 Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award, administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning. A professor in the School of Mathematics, Iliev has taught mathematics courses at all levels, from large lecture service courses to core graduate courses.

The award recognizes faculty who provide outstanding teaching to students in core and general undergraduate courses and help students establish a solid foundation for their education at Georgia Tech. Colleagues say he cares about his students, has high expectations of them, and is an effective and engaging teacher.

Among the large lecture classes Iliev has taught are Calculus I, II, and III; Differential Equations; and Multivariable Calculus.

In addition, he has taught Abstract Vector Spaces, Applied Combinatorics, Probability and Statistics, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis, and Classical Mathematical Methods in Engineering.

“An amazing lecturer. Comes to class with no notes and somehow delivers extremely relevant examples. I always leave class with a clear understanding of what I just learned.

Whatever the subject, accolades from students are profuse about Iliev’s effectiveness as a teacher:

“Best math teacher I’ve ever had....Ten thumbs up!”

“If I could have him for as a teacher for all my courses, it would be great.”

“He always made his expectations very clear and always announced what he planned to teach us next. He cared very much whether or not students learned material.”

“He is very approachable and welcoming.”

“He knows his stuff backwards and forward.”

“He was very funny and kind and made the class interesting. He communicated well with students.”

“An amazing lecturer. Comes to class with no notes and somehow delivers extremely relevant examples. I always leave class with a clear understanding of what I just learned.”

Since joining Georgia Tech in 2003, Iliev has taught more than 3,000 students. His effective teaching has made a broad impact on undergraduate education and has provided solid foundational training for graduate students.

“It has been a privilege to teach at Georgia Tech for the past 16 years,” Iliev says. “We are fortunate to have very bright and hardworking students, which makes teaching every class an enjoyable and rewarding experience.”

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  • Created On: Apr 16, 2019 - 7:11pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019 - 11:11am