David Meel is an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University. He received both a B.A. and M.S. in mathematics from Houghton College and South Dakota State University, respectively, and an Ed.D. in mathematics education from the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Edward A. Silver. His research interests include the effects of alternative assessments, the mathematical understandings of prospective teachers, and the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics with particular attention to calculus and linear algebra. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, gardening, and cycling the rural routes around his home.