Professor Warren Esty is a Full Professor of Mathematics at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. He has a Ph.D. (1973) and M.A. (1967) from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. (1966) from Oberlin College.
He has won several minor and most of Montana State University's major teaching awards, including the Phi Kappa Phi (honorary society) Distinguished Professor award and the "Teacher of the Year" award in the College of Letters and Sciences. He was a featured speaker at the 1998 Kansas City EXPO, a conference on technology in collegiate mathematics eduation, where he talked about the increasing importance of symbolic language in a talk entitled "What do we need to teach about math, now that 'Calculators can do it all' ".
Professor Esty's research interests are mathematics education and
statistics in numismatic processes. He has published research in widely
varying journals such as Annals of Statistics, American
Statistician, Annals of Probability, Journal of Applied
Probability, Theoretical Population Biology, Journal
of the American Statistical Association, Mathematical Biosciences,
Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Annals of the
Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Mathematical Scientist,
Numismatic Chronicle, American Journal of Numismatics,
Arithmetic Teacher, Mathematics Teacher, FOCUS on
Learning Problems in Mathematics, Psychology in Mathematics Education,
the 1996 NCTM Yearbook on Communication in Mathematics, AMATYC Review, and
numerous issues of the Proceedings of the International Conference
on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. He has also written three
textbooks, The Language
of Mathematics, Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics (with Norah C, Esty), and Precalculus.