Dennis Zill received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University, and is a former professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Loras College in Iowa, and California Polytechnic State University. He is also the former chair of the Mathematics department at Loyola Marymount University, where he currently holds a rank as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. Zill holds interests in astronomy, modern literature, music, golf, and good wine, while his research interests include Special Functions, Differential Equations, Integral Transformations, and Complex Analysis. Patrick Shanahan received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1996; his M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992; and his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach, 1990. Currently Patrick's research interests include Geometric topology, knot theory, hyperbolic geometry, and representation theory.