Britta Immergut, Ed.D. taught mathematics for more than 30 years in middle schools, high schools, and at Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College, the City University of New York. The author of several books, Professor Immergut received an Ed.D. degree in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jean Burr Smith taught mathematics for 22 years at Middlesex Community College in Connecticut. One of the originators of the concept of math anxiety, she received numerous awards for her math teaching techniques.