About the Authors

William Johnston is currently the Provost of Randolph-Macon College.  He has been teaching mathematics to undergraduates since 1983. In 1988, he joined the faculty at Centre College, where he was first the Elizabeth Dowling endowed associate professor chair and subsequently the Stodghill Professor in Mathematics. He became Centre College's associate dean in 2001 and was appointed Provost at Randolph-Macon in 2007, where, among many duties, he teaches mathematics and directs the office of academic affairs. 

Alex M. McAllister is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Centre College. Over the past fifteen years, Alex has taught mathematics to undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, and Centre College. In 1999, Alex joined the faculty of Centre College and has been honored as a Centre Scholar, a Stodghill Research Professor, and the Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to mathematics, Alex enjoys coaching soccer, playing guitar, and slowly gutting and rebuilding his one hundred year-old home.

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