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April 7, 2006

Farmingdale State Professor Dr. Jack Winn Recipient of Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Farmingdale State University of New York, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jack Winn is one of two Farmingdale State professors to receive the 2006 Research Foundation State University of New York Research and Scholarship Award.  Dr. Jack Winn is among only 44 SUNY faculty members statewide recognized by the SUNY Research Foundation.  The awards will be given at a special dinner to be held on May 3 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.

Dr. Jack Winn has been a professor of mathematics at Farmingdale State for over 30 years.  In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Teaching  Professor and was presented the Metropolitan New York Section Mathematical Association of America Distinguished Teaching Award.

Dr. Winn's book Asymptotic Bounds for Classical Ramsey Numbers was published in 1988. In addition, Dr. Winn has published articles on his areas of specialization in mathematical journals and has given over 20 presentations at national and regional meetings throughout the country. He has been the recipient of numerous NSF  grants and awards from other granting agencies.   Dr. Winn currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Mathematics Association of America and is a past Section Chair of the Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

A resident of Glen Cove, Dr. Winn earned his B.A. in Mathematics from SUNY Oneonta and his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from C.W. Post College.  He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Adelphi University.

The Research Foundation supports The State University of New York by assisting campuses in their efforts to increase their volume of research, protect University developed intellectual property, provide high quality administrative support for research conducted by SUNY faculty, and promote philanthropy among individuals, corporations and foundations. In the past two years, three other members of the Farmingdale State faculty have been honored for their research.  They are Dr. Frances Santiago-Schwarz, biology; Dr. Sheldon Gordon, mathematics; and Dr. Hazem Tawfik, mechanical engineering technology.