Summary of Achievements
Professor Ebiefung is a University of Chattanooga Foundation Professor of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He received his BSC (First Class Honors) from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, and Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University, USA.
In the area of research, he has published over 39 papers and made 48 presentations. The quality of his work has led to many awards such as the (1) Fulbright Scholars Award by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, (2) Oak Ridge Associated Universities Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in Mathematics and Computer Science, (3) University of Chattanooga Foundation Professorship, (4) Southeastern Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences Best Paper Award in Quantitative Theory and Methods Track, and (5) recently appointed editor of the Journal of Game Theory.
In addition, Dr. Ebiefung has published one book, “Responsible Use of the Internet in Education.” This book, which has a stellar review at Amazon.com, has been acquired by many libraries, and was one of the recommended materials on a graduate course, “Technology for Art Teachers,” at George Mason University in 2005.
In the area of teaching, he has published 10 related articles, and made 16 presentations at conferences/workshops. In addition, he has participated in over 43 teaching workshops, seminars, and talks on new trends in effective teaching; and has incorporated the use of computer technology into some of his classes. His reputation as a good teacher is recognized by many teaching honors, awards or nominations, invitations, and grants. These include being one of the winners of the Student Government Association Outstanding Professor Award, 1993-94, Eisenhower Grants to conduct workshops for school teachers, grants from the Center for Excellence in Computer Applications Teaching Grant to develop computer projects in linear algebra and statistics, NSF awards on teaching linear algebra using MATLAB, and invitations to serve as a faculty consultant/reader at the Advanced Placement Calculus Reading by the Educational Testing Service.
In the areas of service and administration, he has chaired or served in many department and university committees. These include Chair of the Rank and Tenure Committee, Chair of the EDO Appeal Ad Hoc Committee, and Chair of the Faculty Development Committee. He also served as the vice president and board member of the Chattanooga Area Math Teachers Association, coordinator of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association's (TMTA) State-wide High School Math Contest for the Chattanooga area, 1992—96, and coordinator of the Advanced Topic I Exam preparation at UTC in 1996. In addition, Dr. Ebiefung has chaired many sessions and discussed many papers at conferences. He was also a member of the Coalition for Mathematics and Science Excellence in Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA.
Professor Ebiefung has been very successful in getting grants. He has received over 40 grants from different organizations. Some of these organizations include the National Science Foundation, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), and the College Board.
In the area of extracurricular activities, Professor Ebiefung has served as president of the Charter Master Toastmaster Club at Tennessee Valley Authority Power Board, and as Area 3 Governor for the Toastmaster, an international organization for communication and leadership training.
He is listed in Marques Who’s who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.
Dr. Ebiefung is married with three children.