UW-Stout previously hosted the spring meeting in 1986 and 2011.
Ghenciu has taught at UW-Stout since 2004 and has been chair of UW-Stout’s mathematics, statistics and computer science department since 2017. He won an Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009 from UW-Stout.
He also is chair of UW-Stout’s Faculty Senate.
“This is a great recognition of our department’s impact on the entire mathematics community in Wisconsin,” Ghenciu said. “I think it will help us establish stronger connections with the K-12 mathematics community and also help us be a stronger voice in any future conversation regarding the positive impact of mathematical sciences in the development of our Wisconsin students.”
Ghenciu has been a member of MAA Wisconsin since 2005. Previously, he participated in the Project NExT — New Experiences in Teaching — program sponsored by MAA.
His research interests are combinatorics, graph theory and the scholarship of teaching and learning.