### Author Biography

Robert A. Beezer is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Puget
Sound, where he has been on the faculty since 1984. He received a B.S. in
Mathematics (with an Emphasis in Computer Science) from the University of
Santa Clara in 1978, a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. He teaches calculus, linear algebra
and abstract algebra regularly, while his research interests include the
applications of linear algebra to graph theory. His professional website is at
http://buzzard.ups.edu.