Authors

#### Allen Altman: A Term of Commutative Algebra

Dr. Allen
Altman has taught at the University of California at San Diego;
the

Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, where he helped
to establish the mathematics program; MIT; the University of Oslo
(Norway); the University of Pernambuco (Brazil); and the
Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics in Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil). He has been awarded Fulbright, National Science
Foundation, and Woodrow Wilson fellowships. Dr. Altman's
publications include regular contributions to Mathematical
Reviews and articles in Transactions of the American Mathematical
Society, Communications in Algebra, Advances in Mathematics,
Compositio Mathematica, Bulletin of the American Mathematical
Society, and American Journal of Mathematics.
#### Bruce Cooperstein: Elementary Linear Algebra',' An Introduction to Groups, Rings, and Fields

Bruce
Cooperstein received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University
of Michigan in 1975. He has been on the faculty of the University
of California, Santa Cruz continuously since 1975, obtaining the
rank of full professor in 1989. He has won two prestigious
awards, a W.K.Kellogg National Fellowship (1982-85) and a Pew
National Scholarship for Carnegie Scholars (1999-2000). Bruce’s
research areas include finite groups, groups of Lie Type, Lie
geometries, incidence and Galois geometry. He is author of one of
the first on-line course portfolios,

Learning to Think Mathematically and is the author of over
50 papers that have appeared in referred journals and proceedings
of conferences. Bruce was a visiting Fellow of the Carnegie
Foundation in Spring, 2007, and has also been involved in
mathematics teacher professional development and mathematics
education for over two decades.

#### David Craft: Some of Infinity

Biography and book coming soon.

#### Meghan De Witt: Worldwide Trigonometry

Meghan DeWitt received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2011 for research on the inverse Galois problem over function fields. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at St. Thomas Aquinas College, having taught undergraduate mathematics at the University of Central Oklahoma and Brigham Young University.

#### Steve Kleiman: A Term of Commutative Algebra

Steve
Kleiman received the S.B. from MIT in 1961, and the M.A. and
Ph.D. from Harvard in 1962 and 65. Oscar Zariski was his doctoral
advisor. He went to Columbia University as a Ritt instructor,
joining their faculty from 1966-69. He subsequently joined the
MIT mathematics faculty, professor in 1976. Professor Kleiman
concentrates on problems in algebraic geometry and commutative
algebra. A recipient of the Sloan and Guggenheim fellowships, he
received the Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of
Copenhagen in 1989, and was elected Foreign Member of the
Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and of the Royal
Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2002.

#### Kenneth Kuttler: Worldwide Pre-Calculus

Kenneth Kuttler
has taught calculus and courses based on calculus for over thirty
years. The first half of his career was spent at Michigan Tech.
University, where he taught mainly calculus and differential
equations to engineering students with an occasional course on
vector analysis, linear algebra, advanced calculus or topology.
He then went to BYU where he taught engineering math, advanced
calculus, real analysis and linear algebra. Kuttler's main
interest is in mathematical analysis, especially the
mathematical questions encountered in the study of nonlinear
problems from physics and engineering. He has also written
several books, two graduate level analysis books and a calculus
book. Recently, he has become interested in stochastic
integration and stochastic evolution equations.

#### Gary Litvin: An Introductin to Programing in Python and Discrete Mathematics

Gary has worked in many areas of software development including artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, computer graphics, and neural networks. As founder of Skylight Software, Inc., he developed SKYLIGHTS/GX, one of the first GUI prototyping and development tools for C and C++ programmers. Gary led in the development of several state-of-the-art software products including interactive touch screen development tools, OCR and handwritten character recognition systems, and credit card fraud detection software.

#### Maria Litvin: An Introductin to Programing in Python and Discrete Mathematics

Maria has taught computer science and mathematics at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, since 1987. She is an AP Computer Science exam reader since 1996 and provides AP training for high school computer science teachers. Maria is a recipient of the 1999 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement for Mathematics, Science, and Technology for New England and of the 2003 RadioShack National Teacher Award. Prior to joining Phillips Academy, Maria taught computer science at Boston University.

#### David Massey: Worldwide Differential, Integral and
Multivariable Calculus

David B. Massey received his Ph.D. in
mathematics in 1986 for his results in the area of complex
analytic singularities. He taught for two years at Duke as a
graduate student, and then for two years, 1986-1988, as a
Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame. In
1988, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral
Research Fellowship, and went to conduct research on
singularities at Northeastern University. In 1991, he assumed a
regular faculty position in the Mathematics Department at
Northeastern. He has remained at Northeastern University ever
since, where he is now a Full Professor.

#### Robert McOwen: Worldwide Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

Robert
McOwen received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in
1978. After a one-year AMS-NSF postdoctoral fellowship that he
took at the Courant Institute at NYU, he joined the Math
Department at Northeastern University in Boston. Since then, he
has taught many courses in analysis and differential equations at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 1996 he published
a graduate-level textbook in partial differential equations; the
second edition was published in 2003 and is still in use by many
mathematics departments around the world. In 1997 he wrote a
series of computer labs to accompany an undergraduate course in
ordinary differential equations, which were packaged by the
Publisher with the textbook and used for many years by all
sections of the course at Northeastern. He continues to teach
graduate and undergraduate courses in analysis and differential
equations, and conducts research into the theory of partial
differential equations.
#### Scott Stevens: 'Introduction to Statistics: Think &
Do', 'Matrices, Vectors, and 3D Math'

Scott Stevens is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and
Statistics at Champlain College. He spent the early part of his
career teaching upper level and graduate courses in mathematics
and statistics while researching nonlinear dynamics in the
context of biological fluid dynamics. For the past 5 years he has
been teaching statistics and other introductory math courses to
non-math majors. Outside of teaching, he continues to do research
involving the analysis of large data sets for intracranial
pressure dynamics of traumatic brain injury patients at Fletcher
Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

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