B r i A n
I grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington (Go
Huskies!) for my undergraduate degree in 1961. I taught one year
at a junior high school in the Seattle area and then went back to
graduate school in 1962 at the University of California at Santa
Barbara. I obtained both my M.A. and Ph.D. from UCSB (1964 and
1966, respectively). I spent 33 years at Simon Fraser University
taking early retirement in 1998. I have been at the University of
Regina as an Adjunct Professor since 1999.
One of my main responsibilities as a university professor was to produce research.
Of course, I use my mathematical training directly to work towards that goal.
One of the most challenging aspects of consulting is trying to communicate
effectively with people who have only a sparse understanding of mathematics.
Perhaps of more interest is my experience of applying mathematics.