Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (1992). Taught at Miami University, Northern Illinois University, and have been at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) since 1993 where I am now Professor and Department Head. I have published papers on the geometry of Banach spaces and shape preserving operators. I have served as a graduate and undergraduate mentor for many years. I have and continue to participate in a number of efforts with the goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate work in STEM disciplines. I am a member of the UNI team of trained facilitators on the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) model for diversity inclusion.I am serving a two year term which ends on January 31, 2018 as chair of the AMS Committee on Education (CoE). As chair of the CoE, I also serve ex officio on the AMS Committee on Science Policy (CPS). Effective, February 1, 2017, I will be serving a two-year term on the AMS Committee on Committees (ComC).