About the Author
Dave Sobecki was born and raised in Cleveland, and started college at Bowling Green State University in 1984 majoring in creative writing. Eleven years later, he walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, he came home to Ohio, accepting a tenure-track job at the Hamilton campus of Miami University. Dave has won a number of teaching awards in his career, and more recently has turned his attention to writing textbooks. Dave is in a happy place where his love of teaching meshes perfectly with his childhood dream of writing. He lives in Fairfield, Ohio with his lovely wife Cat, and fuzzy dogs Macleod and Tessa. When not teaching or writing, Dave's passions include Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians baseball, heavy metal music, travel, golf, and home improvement.
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Angela Schirck-Matthews is a Professor of Mathematics at Broward College in Davie, Florida, where she has been teaching mathematics since 1991. Before employment at Broward College she taught undergraduate mathematics at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She is also an alum of both institutions; Angela earned an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts at Broward College and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, she continued her education at the University of Miami where she earned a Master of Science degree in mathematics and completed coursework towards a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Angela lives in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, three of her four children, and two dogs.