Gary Rockswold has been a professor and teacher of mathematics, computer science, and physical science for over 40 years. He has taught not only at the undergraduate and graduate college levels, but has also taught middle school, high school, vocational school, and adult education. He received his BA degree with majors in mathematics and physics from St. Olaf College and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University. He has been a principal investigator at the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, publishing research articles in numerical analysis and parallel processing, and is currently an emeritus professor of mathematics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is an author for Pearson Education and has written several textbooks at the developmental and precalculus levels with Terry and Jessica. Making mathematics meaningful for students and professing the power of mathematics are special passions for Gary. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, sailing, doing yoga, and spending time with his family.
Terry Krieger has taught mathematics for many years at the middle school, high school, vocational, community college and university levels. His undergraduate degree in secondary education is from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his MA in mathematics from Minnesota State University - Mankato. In addition to his teaching experience in the United States, Terry has taught mathematics in Tasmania, Australia and in a rural school in Swaziland, Africa, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has been involved in the publication of both developmental and precalculus textbooks throughout his career. For over 20 years, Terry and his friend Gary Rockswold have worked together as the coauthors of several mathematics textbooks published by Pearson Education. In his free time, Terry enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, physical fitness, wilderness camping, and trout fishing.
Jessica Rockswold received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She studied engineering and completed a major in economics. She also attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she studied mathematics. Currently she works with Pearson Higher Education on a number of textbooks at both the developmental and precalculus levels. She has a special interest in increasing women’s involvement in STEM education and careers.