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About Professor Ensign

I obtained a B.S. in chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. I performed two years of postdoctoral research at Oregon State University before joining the department of chemistry and biochemistry as an assistant professor at Utah State University in 1993. I was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and to full professor in 2002.

My laboratory research interests are in the areas of microbial metabolism, metabolic biochemistry, and enzymology. My teaching interests are centered towards developing novel pedagogies for use in the general and biological chemistry classrooms. In the past few years, I have become particularly passionate about implementing new strategies and technologies for general chemistry education.

More information about my professional activities are included in my curriculum vitae found here.

My google scholar profile can be accessed here.

My hobbies and interests include running, hiking/camping, and canyoneering. I am currently the faculty advisor for the Utah State University canyoneering and scandinavian clubs