Stanley J. Bezuszka, S.J., has had a long and distinguished career in mathematics education. A native of Poland, he arrived in the United States at an early age and received his primary and secondary education in Lowell, Massachusetts. After entering the Jesuit order, he continued his academic pursuits at Weston College, Boston College, and Brown University.
Father Bezuszka contributed to mathematics education by teaching at the university level and was a frequent visitor to classrooms that ran the gamut from kindergarten to grade 12. He has led more than 900 presentations, workshops, and minicourses in mathematics education, both at the national and international level. His presentations display deep insight about content and the teaching and learning of mathematics and are invariably punctuated with humorous stories and anecdotes, pertaining to teachers, students, and their environment.
Father Bezuszka is honored for his outstanding service to mathematics education through several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching and the Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award in Mathematics Education, and was also inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Mathematics Educators as a founding member.
Stanley J. Bezuszka, S.J. died on December 27, 2008.