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Michael Dorff

Michael DorffMichael Dorff is the department chair and professor of mathematics at Brigham Young University. His undergraduate degree is in mathematics education, and he taught high school math for four years. He then enrolled in the Ph.D. program in mathematics education at the Univ. of New Hampshire. While at UNH, he fell in love with pure mathematics, and he decided to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics at the Univ. of Kentucky. He has published about 35 math research papers and has given about 400 expository talks on mathematics throughout the U.S. and in about 25 countries. He is interested in undergraduate research, in non-academic careers in mathematics, and in promoting mathematics to the general public. He is the President of the MAA. Also, he is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, received a national Haimo Teaching Award from the MAA, and co-directs the PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in the Mathematical Sciences). He is married with 5 daughters. In any free time he has, he enjoys reading, running, and traveling.