Glen Van Brummelen is a historian of mathematics and astronomy.


He was one of five founding faculty members and coordinator of mathematics at Quest University, the first private secular liberal arts college in Canada, founded in 2007. 

Quest has become one of the most respected educational institutions in North America, finishing #1 in Canada in the National Survey of Student Engagement all three years that it has participated.

Glen is serving his second term as president of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, and is author of The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth (Princeton 2009), the first scholarly history of trigonometry in a century. 

He is passionate about interdisciplinary mathematics education, and has recently published Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry (Princeton 2013), based on his course at Quest. Glen is a regular presenter at MathPath, the summer camp for middle school math kids. 

Ph.D., Simon Fraser University