About Us

The WMMC is run by members of Westfield State University and Westfield Public Schools. We have included some pictures and biographies so you know who to look for at your next event!

Phil DeOrsey

Dr. DeOrsey is an assistant professor at Westfield State University and has been doing mathematical outreach for the past five years. In addition to math circles he has worked with the programs Math on My Mind, Expanding Your Horizons, Technology Student Associations, and Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival.

Brian Jennings

Dr. Jennings is an associate professor at Westfield State University and chair of the mathematics department. He has been active in working with pre-service and in-service teachers for the past 7 years by running professional development workshops on Inquiry Based Learning at both the local and national level.

Corey Pooler

Corey is a full time student at Westfield State as a Mathematics major with a concentration in secondary education. He is looking to become a high school mathematics teacher, and looks to get his master's degree in special education. Throughout college, the Western Massachusetts Math Circle will help Corey to gain more experience and more knowledge about how to teach. The direct work with students over many semesters will continue to build helpful skills and to prepare him for future student teaching. Eventually teaching on his own, Corey can use all of these learned skills in order to run a successful and purposeful class.


We acknowledge support from the following organizations

  • The National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Clowes Foundation via the National Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
  • Westfield State University.
  • The Mathematical Association of America through the Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Program.

Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant