Author of more than 75 research articles, 5 books, and 4 DVD courses.

Editor of Math Horizons magazine, published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 2004-2008.

Named "America's Best Math Whiz" by Readers Digest, 2005.

Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, by American Library Assoc, 2004, 2016

Winner of the American Backgammon Tour, 1997. 

TED Speaker 2005, 2009 and 2012. (Over 20 million views)

Endowed Chair: Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics, 2015.

New York Times Bestselling Author, 2015 and 2016 for The Magic of Math.

Polya Lecturer for the MAA, 2006-2008.

Winner of Beckenbach Book Prize from MAA, 2006.

Past-Chair, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, 2002-2004.

Winner of National Teaching Award (Haimo Prize) from MAA, 2000.

Selected as one of "America's Best 300 Professors" by Princeton Review, 2012.

Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2013.

Henry T. Mudd Prize for Outstanding Service Contributions, Harvey Mudd College, 2017.

Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, 2017.