Family is a big number to this mathematician.
Ph.D., Purdue University
I am a native of Indiana, and was raised on a farm in Whitley County. I earned my Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1969, spending the last year of my studies at University of California at Irvine. I then began full–time teaching at Florida State University at Tallahassee and taught there through 1974.
I have been a member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for 40 years. I attend many of the local meetings of the MAA and a few of the national meetings. In 1974 I moved back to Indiana and managed the family farm until 1984. I have been a mathematics professor at Tri–State/Trine University for over 30 years.
My hobbies include woodworking and genealogy. I was surprised and thrilled to find the name of my Swiss great–grandfather on a ship′s passenger list. He arrived at New York harbor in 1860.