A memorial tribute celebrating the life and work of Distinguished Service Professor David L. Ferguson will be held on Wednesday, October 2, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Center for Leadership and Service.
Please click here to RSVP for the Memorial Service by or before September 18, share a memory of Dr. Ferguson, and find out how you can honor his life through a memorial donation, tributes or photos.
Professor Ferguson was former Department Chair of Technology and Society and held a joint appointment in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. At Stony Brook University since 1981, he was a passionate teacher, researcher and mentor whose pursuits were intertwined with a focus on issues of quantitative reasoning; problem solving; decision making; the use and assessment of educational technologies; technology in mathematics; and science and engineering education. He was a leader in and out of the classroom, driven by his lifelong interest in building diversity in STEM disciplines, and in securing the federal funding to achieve that goal. Dr. Ferguson founded STEM Smart, the Center for Inclusive Education and brought the national SENCER project to Stony Brook University.
In 1992, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 1997, he was one of 10 people to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, from the White House. Dr. Ferguson is one of two Stony Brook University professors to ever earn this distinction. During the past decade, he took a significant leadership role in developing the campus diversity plan and in serving as a Provost’s Scholar for Diversity and Inclusion. He will be missed dearly by the entire SBU community.