Awards & More

Issue Date: 
January 24, 2011

Lynn Iams Barger has been named executive director of Institutional Advancement at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  Barger was selected following a national search. Previously, she was employed by Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she had served as associate vice president for development, acting vice president for university relations, and director of corporate and foundation relations.

Robert Stein, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’ Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE), was named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the eighth consecutive year. The MVP award is given to technical community leaders who share their expertise and provide feedback to help people enhance their use of technology. A nationally renowned innovator and advisor in the technology industry, Stein is also the manager of the Information Technology Program at IEE.

Margaret Smith, a professor in Pitt’s School of Education whose expertise is mathematics education, was recently appointed the editor of the Mathematics Teacher Educator. The publication is a joint venture between the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.