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Mercy College Math Professor Named To State's Highest Association

Mercy College's Dr. William Farber.
Mercy College's Dr. William Farber. Photo Credit: Mercy College

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS) inducted Mercy College Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Dr. William Farber into the New York State Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame.

“It is an honor to be recognized by New York State’s most distinguished leaders in mathematics education," said Farber. "Teaching and learning is a reciprocal process. My students encourage me to be self-reflective and a lifelong learner. They have taught me humility and have thus inspired innovative methods of instruction and interaction.”

NYSAMS was founded in 1969 answering a need for mathematics supervisors and mathematics educators in New York State to have an organization devoted primarily to trends in mathematics, supervision and communication.

The honor comes in the wake of Mercy College being awarded a major grant of just over 1.1 million dollars from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant is for a project to advance mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on veterans retraining for new careers as secondary mathematics teachers.

Farber, who is also a United States Navy Veteran said: “As a veteran of the Navy who transitioned to teaching, I believe in the reciprocal strengths that veterans bring to the profession, and that teaching brings to veterans’ lives.”

Mercy College will recruit 10 veterans who have strong math backgrounds to qualify for full scholarships in a 14-month master’s degree program, with the intention of assisting 20 veterans over the period of the grant to complete their coursework and support their introduction into teaching. Mercy will collaborate with the Yonkers Public School District to train the program’s students.

For more information, or to apply, contact Dr. William Farber, Program Director, Mercy College at or 914.674.7675.