Philip A. Schmidt, Ph.D., has a B.S. from Brooklyn College (with a major in Mathematics), an M.A. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics education from Syracuse University. He is Dean of the School of Education at SUNY College at New Paltz. He is author of 3000 Solved Problems in Precalculus and 2500 Solved Problems in College Algebra and Trigonometry as well as numerous journal articles.
Barnett Rich holds a PH.D. from Columbia University. Among his many achievements are the 6 degrees that he earned and the 23 books that he wrote, among them Schaum's Outlines of Elementary Algebra, Modern Elementary Algebra, and Review of Elementary Algebra.