Douglas Ensley, Ph.D.
Work Address
Department of Mathematics
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257
deensley@ship.edu
(717) 477-1406
Home Address
62 Diller Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
dougensley@gmail.com
(717) 658-3430

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University 1993
Major area: Model Theory (Mathematical Logic)
University-wide Graduate Student Teaching Award

Master of Science, Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University 1988
Major areas: Mathematical Logic, Combinatorics, Universal Algebra

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
University of Alabama - Huntsville 1986
Magna Cum Laude, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society
Minor in Computer Science

Online Coursework (Coursera.org) Completed 2014 - present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor of Mathematics 2002 – present
Associate Professor of Mathematics 1998 – 2002
Assistant Professor of Mathematics 1993 – 1998

Courses Taught since 1993. I have taught 39 different courses at Shippensburg, several of which I developed for the curriculum, such as First Year Seminar, Discrete Mathematics, Concepts of Calculus, and History of Mathematics.

Developmental Mathematics Introductory Algebra Introduction to Statistics
Math for Liberal Studies Fundamentals of Mathematics I Applied Statistics
College Algebra Precalculus Applied Calculus
First Year Seminar Calculus I, II, and II Discrete Mathematics
Elementary Linear Algebra Intro to Abstract Algebra Differential Equations
Mathematical Modeling Discrete Structures for CS Problem Solving Seminar
History of Mathematics Numerical Analysis Linear Algebra I
Linear Algebra II Cryptography Real Analysis
Modern Geometry Combinatorics Senior Seminar
Math as Language (Honors) Microcomputer Basic Topics: Graph Theory
Topics in Discrete Mathematics Statistics for Teachers Concepts of Calculus
Topics: Mathematical Logic Topics: Projects in Applied Linear Algebra
Theoretical Foundations of CS Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Undergraduate student researchers. I have supervised 36 students on a total of 29 separate research projects on topics spanning mathematics, education, and computation. Most received local funding and resulted in presentations at regional or national conferences. Of these students, two (Ayers and Todd) have earned Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. Here is a selection to illustrate the variety of teams and topics.

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Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC
Associate Director of Programs (Half-Time) August 2018 – January 2019

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Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC
Deputy Executive Director June 2016 – August 2018

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Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC
Interim Director of Competitions and Outreach June 2016 – September 2017

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Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Mathematics Department Chair May 2011 – May 2016

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Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC
Visiting Mathematician (while on sabbatical leave) July – December, 2000

Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor and Research Supervisor Summers, 1990 – 2000

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Instructor 1986-1992

GTE Labs, Waltham, MA
Undergraduate Research Fellow Summer, 1985

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Engineering Trainee Summers, 1982 – 1984

FEDERAL GRANT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Federal grants (current) through the Mathematical Association of America

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE-21112604, Principal Investigator, 2021 – present July 2021 – June 2026

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE-1726624, Principal Investigator, 2017 – present September 2017 – August 2021

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE-1432381, Co-Principal Investigator, 2016 – present August 2014 – July 2021

Federal grants (past) through Shippensburg University

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE-1140299, Principal Investigator January 2012 – December 2015

DUE-0535327, Co-Principal Investigator January 2006 – December 2008

DUE-0230755, Principal Investigator January 2003 – December 2006

Past management of federal grants at the Mathematical Association of America

Note: The MAA Deputy Executive Director serves as Principal Investigator or co-PI on all federal grants in which the MAA participates. The grants below are ones in which I held status as PI or co-PI during my time working in that capacity. Some are still on-going with a new person in my place, and others have closed.

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE 1821710, Co-Principal Investigator July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023

National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences
DMS-1722275, Co-Principal Investigator, 2017 – 2018 August 2017 – July 2021

National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences
DMS-1652506, Co-Principal Investigator, 2017 – 2018 June 2017 – May 2020

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE-1626337, Principal Investigator, 2016 – 2018 October 2016 – September 2021

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
DUE-1544324, Principal Investigator, 2016 – 2019 November 2015 – September 2019

National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences
DMS-1341843, Co-Principal Investigator, 2016 – 2018 October 2013 – September 2018

BOOKS

OTHER PRINT PUBLICATIONS

MAA MATHDL DIGITAL CLASSROOM RESOURCES

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

Since 1993 I have been invited to give colloquium/seminar talks at other colleges on 23 occasions.

Amherst College (2018)

Bloomsburg U (1998)

Dickinson College (2010)

Elizabethtown College (2009 and 2014)

Gettysburg College (1995 and 1997)

Hood College (2001 and 2010)

Indiana U, PA (1994)

James Madison U (2020)

Juniata College (2005)

Lockhaven U (2002)

Millersville U (1998)

Moravian College (1999)

Mt. St. Mary’s U (2008)

Muhlenberg College (2018)

U of Alabama - Huntsville (2004)

U of Findlay (2012)

U of Michigan (2012)

U of the Sciences - Philadelphia (2003)

Ursinus College (2014)

Virginia Commonwealth U (2019)

West Virginia U (2012)

In addition, I have given invited, plenary (keynote or otherwise featured) addresses for the following 17 conferences or groups.

2017 – LA/MS Section of MAA, Millsap College 2014 – EPADEL Section of MAA, U of Scranton
2014 – WebSIGMAA (MAA Special Interest Group) 2012 – MAA NExT workshop, Madison MathFest
2012 – Seaway Section of MAA, Elmira College 2012 – Michigan Section of MAA, Saginaw Valley St
2012 – Rocky Mountain Section, U of Colorado - Denver 2012 – Nebraska/SE South Dakota Section, Midland U
2012 – Louisiana/Mississippi Section, Northwestern St 2011 – Southeast Section of MAA, U of Alabama
2011 – North Central Section of MAA, Carleton College 2011 – Ohio Section of MAA, Youngstown State
2011 – MAA MathFest (Student Activity) 2010 – Allegheny Mountain Section of MAA
2006 – Kansas City Regional Math Tech Expo 2001 – Arts & Sciences Colloquium, Ship
2001 – Institute for Retired Persons, Wilson College

I am regularly invited to contribute in other ways as well. Here is a summary.

Here is a selection of talks to show the variety of topic and venue.

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED / SESSIONS ORGANIZED

I have organized many sessions and workshops for various conferences and organizations. Almost all of these activities are focused on mathematics curriculum, pedagogy, and technology for teaching.

Here is a summary of all the sessions and workshops I have organized or co-organized since 1993.

Here is a selection of the 53 workshops and session I have organized or co-organized, chosen to show a variety of topics and venues.

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS / PARTICIPATION AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

In addition to the invited presentations and sessions organized, I have participated in many conferences in other ways. Here is a summary of my conference participation since 1993.

Here is a selection of these activities chosen to show the variety of topics and venues.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Expert in LATEX , HTML/Canvas/CSS/JavaScript, Adobe ActionScript, Maple, Mathematica, MATLAB, R, Microsoft Office, Adobe CC. Familiar with Python, Perl, PHP, Sage, Java, C. Laden with FORTRAN, Pascal, Lisp, Visual Basic, and more.

LEADERSHIP/SERVICE

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