I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. My office is on the Marietta campus, former site of Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), which merged with Kennesaw State University (KSU) in January 2015. My Ph. D. in mathematics is from the University of Virginia. My B.A., with a major in mathematics and minor in philosophy, is from Hunter College of the City University of New York. I started teaching as a graduate student in 1982 and, besides the University of Virginia and SPSU, have taught at Duke University, Indiana State University, Georgia Tech, and l'Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbélliard (UTBM) in France.My mathematical interests are Lie theory, geometry, history, and connections between mathematics, art, and culture.