I managed to finish my doctorate in physics in 1995 right here at WSU (Go Cougs!). I spent the next 13 years as a postdoc and staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2008, I returned to WSU as an Associate Professor, but this time in the Mathematics Department!
Before all of that, I spent time hitchhiking around the country, working odd jobs and becoming a classic video game champion. I have lived in California, Washington, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and occasionally nowhere in particular. My favorite places are the empty uninhabited areas of the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains (not Colorado!). My family lines stretch back to the cultures of Japan, England, Scotland, Norway, and Central Asia.My Erdös number is 4. My Bacon number is 3.