|S Brent Morris|
Author & Editor, The Scottish Rite Journal
Known as the Masonic Sherlock Homes, Brent Morris is an American author who writes on Freemasonry. Brent is both a Master Mason and Master codebreaker.
S. Brent Morris is a Masonic thinker. Anyone who has heard him speak knows that instinctively. He’s also an author who writes on Freemasonry and is widely known for his recent book A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry. With Art deHoyos, he co-authored Is it True What They Say About Freemasonry?These are only a few of his books.
Morris is a Master Mason, a 33° Scottish Rite Mason, and currently the managing editor of the largest-circulation Masonic magazine in the world, the Scottish Rite Journal of the Supreme Council, 33°, S.J. A former mathematician with the federal government (he holds a PhD in Mathematics from Duke University), he’s been invited to lecture at over 100 universities, has taught mathematics, computer science, and cryptanalysis at Duke University, Johns Hopkins Universities, and the National Cryptologic School and is currently on the graduate faculty at George Washington University.
Morris served as Executive of the Cryptologic Mathematician Program at the National Security Agency and as U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the area of computer security. His interests include computer interconnection networks, the mathematics of card shuffling, and recreational mathematics. Indeed, he is the only person to earn a PhD in card shuffling, an accomplishment that has impressed some enough to post on their webpages: see Brent Morris: Magician and Computer Scientistand Ivars Peterson’s MathTrek: Magic of Perfect Shuffles.
As a Mason, he was the first American to be elected as the Worshipful Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, the oldest Masonic Research Lodge in the world, serving in that capacity from November 2007 to November 2008.A complete Masonic Curriculum Vitae is available at Pietre-Stones.