Dr. Victor A. Zinger

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Victor A. Zinger has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and service from 2002 to 2020; and he came to UAF after a varied career that began in his home country of Russia, where he earned degrees in mathematics and oceanography; and that brought him to teach high school in the U.S., first in Texas and then Southwest Alaska; and

WHEREAS Dr. Zinger has taught students at community campuses across Alaska, helping them successfully meet the math requirements for their academic degrees and certificates; and he has pioneered distance developmental math courses where students not only had a high pass rate but also succeeded in subsequent math courses; and he has a reputation for meeting students’ needs with sensitivity, warmth and rigor; and

WHEREAS Dr. Zinger developed a successful, nationally recognized teaching method of preparing rural Alaska students for success in college mathematics, in part by providing face-to-face and online support for high school teachers; and he has published multiple papers and given numerous presentations internationally on teaching methods; and

WHEREAS Dr. Zinger has served in the UAF Faculty Senate, as chair of the Universitywide Promotion and Tenure Committee and on the Statewide Steering Board for Distance Education;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Victor A. Zinger for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Zinger and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby confers upon Dr. Victor A. Zinger the title of Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor as further evidence of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ esteem and respect for Dr. Victor A. Zinger, and conveyed to Dr. Zinger on this twenty-third day of May, 2020.