Ensor Named Distinguished Professor at WWU

Allan EnsorDr. Allan Ensor, assistant professor of special education at William Woods University, received the Louis D. Beaumont Dad’s Association Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching at the university’s recent academic honors convocation.


The award carries an honorarium and is given annually to a faculty member who has displayed dedication to teaching.


Ensor just completed his fourth year of teaching at WWU. He joined William Woods in 2006 after retiring from the Missouri School for the Deaf, where he was director of clinical and ancillary service and director of the Resource Center on Deafness since the mid-80s. He also had been an adjunct professor at William Woods for 13 years.


“I’m so happy that I flunked retirement,” Ensor said.  “I get to work with great kids and a great faculty.  WWU has become a perfect fit for me.”   


A graduate of Kansas State College at Pittsburg, with a B.A. in history, Ensor also earned a B.S.E. in psychology from Missouri Southern State College, an M.S. in clinical psychology from Pittsburg State University and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Missouri.


He is a nationally certified school psychologist and a member of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the Missouri Association of School Psychologists.


Ensor, who grew up in Carl Junction. Mo., now lives near Murry, Mo.