Keynote Speakers

Dick Termes

Dick Termes

Dick Termes is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been exploring a whole new concept in art and math. Termes paints on spheres which, when completed, are known as Termespheres. Each Termesphere is a revolving three-dimensional space/time exploration of an entirely closed universe, meaning that what you see, rotating in front of you, is a complete environment around you. He calls his system of perspective, Six Point Perspective. He has lectured on his six point perspective and shown his Termespheres and polyhedron paintings worldwide. He has been published in numerous art and math books, such as Masters of Deception by Al Seckel, The Edge of the Universe by Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy, a Mathematical Association of America book, and New Perspective Systems by Dick Termes. A Termesphere is the cover art for the French translation of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. Termes lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota in five geodesic domes where he continues to create his spherical paintings. (Website)

Ed Morris
Highline Community College

Ed Morris

Ed Morris is currently in his 41st year as a Professor of Mathematics at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington.  He was involved as one of the lead instructors in the design, development and implementation of a college wide College Algebra program that utilizes multi-media curriculum.  He has participated regularly in colloquia, sharing Highline’s success with computer-mediated instruction. From 2000-2008 he was the coordinator of the Faculty Resource Center, an teaching and learning center run by faculty dedicated to enhancing faculty and staff teaching effectiveness and improving teaching techniques.  He has given several workshops and seminars about Classroom Assessment Techniques and cooperative learning in South Africa and Namibia. Ed has been Coordinator of New Faculty activities for new one year appointments, one year interns and new tenure track faculty from 2003-2006. He has been recognized as the 1997 Highline Community College Outstanding Faculty and a 1998 N.I.S.O.D. Excellence Award Recipient.  He is a former Mathematics Department Coordinator, Pure & Applied Sciences Division Chairman and member of the Highline College Strategic Planning Commission.

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