Dr. Sergey Belyi receives Troy University’s Malone Award

Pictured left to right are: Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor; Dr. Belyi; Dr. Lance Tatum; and, Dr. Ed Pappanastos, 2020 Malone Award winner.

Pictured left to right are: Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor; Dr. Belyi; Dr. Lance Tatum; and, Dr. Ed Pappanastos, 2020 Malone Award winner.

Dr. Sergey Belyi, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded Troy University’s Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award.

Dr. Belyi was presented the award during the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Convocation on Friday at the Troy Campus.

The award consists of a $1,500 cash prize, a medallion to be worn with academic regalia and a specially designed commemorative artwork featuring a globe to underscore the honor is a university-wide award. The award is made possible through a $100,000 endowment by the SouthTrust Corporation. Wallace Malone, former chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SouthTrust, served as a TROY trustee from 1975-1995.

“Dr. Belyi is described as an all-around, well-balanced professor who exemplifies the qualities of this award,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “He is regarded by his students as an effective, engaging instructor whose scholarship is recognized both nationally and internationally with more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and a monograph. His peers describe him as a valued mentor and resource to whom they regularly seek out for advice.”

Dr. Lance Tatum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academics, presents Sergey Belyi, 2021 Malone Award Winner, with the University’s Mace. As the Wallace D. Malone Award recipient, Dr. Belyi will be the mace bearer for official University ceremonies for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Dr. Belyi has been a full-time member of the TROY faculty since 1996, and has served as Associate Department Chair since 2017. He is Associate Editor of MERLOT Mathematics Editorial Board and a member of the Alabama Academy of Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America and Phi Kappa Phi. In 2011 Dr. Belyi received a Fulbright Scholar Award that he used for sabbatical leave.

In addition to more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and a scientific monograph, Dr. Belyi has participated and presented nationally and internationally, including conferences in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Canada, Australia, and more.

His classroom experience includes teaching calculus, college algebra, trigonometry, finite mathematics, analytic geometry, matrix analysis, complex analysis, differential equations, real analysis, linear algebra, algebraic structures and advanced algebra. Dr. Belyi’s research interests include Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory of Linear Operators, Special Functions and Differential Equations.

Dr. Belyi earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Donetsk State University in Donetsk, Ukraine, and a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Belyi said he was honored to be recognized with the Malone Award.

“Being selected as a recipient of the Malone Award is an absolute honor and I am extremely humbled to have been named a recipient. This award is a reminder that the important work we do at Troy University does not go unnoticed,” he said. “It inspires me to continue the efforts to be a productive member of a community of dedicated faculty and to keep growing as an educator. I also think that the establishment of this award is extremely important, especially at a university like TROY, to remind us of our mission and commitment for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship.”