Matthew J. Liso, once a preservice mathematics teacher at Montclair State University and now a full-time mathematics teacher at Applied Technology High School in Paramus, NJ, was one of 10 US educators recently honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for excellence in teaching students with advanced academic abilities. In 2018, Matthew completed the accelerated 5-year Combined BS/MAT Program (mathematics teacher education track) at MSU, and he is currently a graduate student in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration (MS) Program, also at MSU.
Matthew was inducted into the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Program during the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Conference, held on Feb. 28-29, 2020 at Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 32nd year, the conference brings new and past fellows from around the country together to share ideas and best practices about educating bright students.
Matthew first became involved with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth to teach a summer program in cryptography. His interest in cryptography was born largely from his work with Dr. Aihua Li, his mentor professor at MSU. The entire Mathematics Department faculty is immensely proud of Matthew’s accomplishments.