“We must be global Christians, with a global view, because our God is a global God.” John Stott
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood....
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." Benjamin Franklin
Friends describe me
as a nice guy, but "a talker"
Traveling. Math. Reading. Math. Soccer. Math
Fantasy dinner guests
Dorothy Sayers, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien
Best advice I ever received
"It is OK to make mistakes -- but try not to make the same one *twice*."
My undergrad alma mater
Western Illinois University
My worst subject in school
I'm not sure I had a *worst* subject? I liked everything but didn't study.
In college I drove
a VW bug.
If I weren't a professor, I would
be an astronomer or a meteorologist. Or maybe a science-fiction writer living on my wife's income.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Nobody knows I
As a mathematician I recognize the paradox in filling out a PUBLIC form that asks for "something nobody knows about me."
My latest accomplishment
Growing a graduate program at my current university! (Then stepping down at the right time afterwards.)
Algebraic combinatorics, especially the study of difference sets. Graph theory.