Doug Ensley

Presenter Name: Doug Ensley

City, State/Province, Country: Washington, DC, USA
Field of Work/Study: Deputy Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America, interested in mathematics in puzzles, patterns, and magic tricks

Preferred Method of Contact: Email
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Preferred Audience Type(s):

  • Middle School Kids
  • High Schoolers
  • College Students
  • Recent College Grads
  • Adults

Preferred Audience Size:

  • Small Groups (Under 30 attendees)
  • Medium-Size Groups (30 to 100 attendees)
  • Large Groups (100 to 300 attendees)
  • Very Large Groups (Over 300 attendees)

Open to Presenting Remotely via Online Video-Conference Tools? Yes, Doug is available for remote video-presenting via Skype or Google Hangout.

Short Bio: Doug was an avid, amateur magician (long before his interest in mathematics) specializing in embarrassing children’s shows. Some time later he completed a PhD in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon, specializing in logic, and he started working as a mathematics professor at Shippensburg University in south central Pennsylvania. For ten summers Doug taught a discrete math course for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences, the content of which became the basis of a textbook that motivates traditional topics using patterns, puzzles, games, and, of course, magic tricks.

Honoraria are generally appreciated by our presenters, in addition to travel expenses. If you would like Doug to present at your event, please send him an email to make arrangements.