Dr. Lee named Professor of the Year

May 10—THOMASVILLE- Dr. Ingee Lee, professor of mathematics, was named Thomas University's 2024 Professor of the Year.

Lee, who teaches algebra and statistics, was honored with the coveted award during the 2024 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. The award honors a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, according to a press release from the university.

Lee's approach to teaching required math courses has garnered the attention and engagement of students.

His math lessons are all-encompassing. From linear equations to calculating the cost of a tank of gasoline to determining sales tax, he repeatedly challenges his students to understand how math can be applied in ways they may not expect.

Lee not only teaches in the classroom, but he also devotes extra hours between and after classes to tutor students. He is dedicated to helping students understand the difficulties of math so they can think critically.

Lee is described in his nomination letter as a natural leader. His nominator said: "We, the students, faculty, and staff, have all become the beneficiaries of the humble, patient, and gentle math professor."