University of Mary Washington Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Keith Mellinger was honored with the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Millersville University. Mellinger received the award during the Pennsylvania university’s annual honors and awards convocation.
Mellinger received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Millersville in 1995 and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Delaware. Since joining the UMW faculty in 2003, he has received numerous internal grants, including a Jepson Fellowship. In 2006, Mellinger was awarded a young investigator grant from the National Security Agency and in 2008, he was recognized with the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award. In 2010, Mellinger and a Virginia Tech colleague received the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, a national writing award, from the Mathematical Association of America.
Mellinger has delivered professional presentations throughout the country and in Greece, Italy and Canada. He also has published many articles on both mathematical research and pedagogy in a variety of professional journals.