Mathematics Professor Evan Maletsky received a BA and MA in mathematics from Montclair State in 1953 and 1954 and earned a doctorate from New York University. After serving in the Army and teaching high school geometry and physics, he returned to Montclair State. After 50 years in the classroom, he retired as professor and senior faculty member in 2006 and was granted emeritus status.
Maletsky taught a variety of mathematics courses at all levels, relishing the subject and its relationship to history, beauty, creativity and imagination, and believing that mathematics must stimulate the senses as well as stretch the mind. His international collaboration with German mathematicians led to publications on fractals and a unique Montclair State course offering.
Maletsky, the first Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Fellow, directed and taught in numerous institutes and programs at Montclair State and beyond and wrote or co-wrote more than 30 textbooks and articles. Maletsky was the recipient of the 1984 Montclair State Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award and the 1993 Montclair State Distinguished Teacher Award. His honors include the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Award for Distinguished Service in Mathematics Education and the Distinguished University Teacher of Mathematics Award.