The author has a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University. He has a Ph.D in Mathematics from Louisiana State University (LSU). During his stay at LSU, he served as a State Board of Regents Research Fellow in Mathematics. In his final year at LSU, he served as a graduate teaching assistant and received an award for teaching excellence.
At LSU, he also served three years as president of the men's volleyball club, starting for four years as an outside hitter. He served for one year as the Math Department representative to the Graduate School Council. He survived (kind of) the Mardi Gras experience in New Orleans on four occasions while at LSU.
The author now teaches Mathematics and Computer Science at Lake Forest College, in the far north suburbs of Chicago. He is still an avid volleyball player, playing in the USAV Great Lakes Region, and having participated in the USAV national tournament on four occasions. He has played in volleyball tournaments in 14 different states. His other hobbies include weight lifting, playing pool, and cranking out heavy metal guitar riffs on his Les Paul.

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