The most noticeable change for 2007 - 2008 has been the absence of Tom Harman. Tom has moved to UAA; we all wish him the best. Tom has been replaced by Bryan Hitchkock, a former UAS student, UAA and Western Washington Graduate.
A major news flash is that Ron Seater has decided to retire (from UAS, but not from commercial fishing), effective Spring 2008. Ron has been teaching at UAS since 1984 and has been instrumental in guiding the UAS mathematics program to where it is now. His dedication to his students and his commitment to the quality of the mathematics program will be missed.
Andrzej Piotrowski will be joining the UAS mathematics faculty starting Fall 2008 to replace Ron. Andrzej is currently working at UC Fresno and, though he enjoys his work there, is looking forward to his move to Juneau.
Andrzej received his B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Hawaii, where he studied the distribution of zeros of entire functions under Dr. George Csordas.