Cheryl Beaver is an associate professor and Chair of the Mathematics Department at Western Oregon University (WOU). She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining WOU, Cheryl worked for seven years as a cryptologist at Sandia National Laboratories. At WOU, her main focus is teaching math content courses for elementary and middle school preservice teachers. Her interests lie in the education of preservice teachers, number theory, and cryptology.


Scott Beaver started his career as an engineer before returning to school for graduate work in mathematics.  He received his doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of California Davis in 2004, and is now an associate professor of mathematics at Western Oregon University where he has been since 2005.  His mathematical interests include the preparation of preservice elementary and middle school teachers (particularly in probability and statistics), inquiry-based learning, real analysis, and linear algebra.