Please join us for a retirement reception for Stephen Hilbert, Professor of Mathematics. The reception will be held on Thursday, May 8 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Klingenstein Lounge.


Contributed by Arlene Dende

Steve has been a professor in the mathematics department at IC since 1968. He has been a college marshal for the last several years.


Steve was a very popular teacher; a favorite course is linear algebra where (in the spring) students use what they are learning to fill out March Madness brackets. He also served a 3-year term as a faculty trustee and he chaired the provost search committee when Jim Malek was hired. Steve was a recipient of the Seaway Section of the MAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics (1994, Mathematical Association of America). He was a PI on several major NSF grants for calculus reform (along with Diane Schwartz, John Maceli, Eric Robinson, and Stan Seltzer.) That group also published two editions of Calculus: An Active Approach with Project. Steve is also co-author of several very successful books for Barron's: Barron's GMAT, How to Prepare for the GRE Graduate Record Examination.

Please join us in celebrating Steve’s retirement on May 8.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Arlene Dende at or (607) 274-3107. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.