J. Douglas Faires is a Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Youngstown State University, where he received his undergraduate degree. His masters and doctoral degrees were awarded by the University of South Carolina. His mathematical interests include analysis, numerical analysis, mathematics history, and problems solving. Dr. Faires has won numerous awards, including the Outstanding College-University Teacher of Mathematics by the Ohio Section of MAA and five Distinguished Faculty awards from Youngstown State University, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science award in 2006. Faires served on the Council of Pi Mu Epsilon for nearly two decades, including a term as President, was the Co-Director of the American Mathematics Competitions AMC-10 and AMC-12 examinations for 8 years, and has been a long-term judge for the COMAP International Contest in Mathematical Modeling. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including recent MAA publications to assist young students with mathematical problem solving.
Jim DeFranza is a Professor of Mathematics at St. Lawrence University. His research interests are in analysis, sequence space theory and summability. He received his PhD from Kent State University.