Before coming to Augsburg, Ken taught mathematics and statistics in colleges and universities in both the United States and Sweden. He is the founding editor of the department’s newsletter L’Augarithms, now in its 26th year, and is Augsburg’s liaison with ValuPak University’s Professor Fogelfroe. (You can find Professor Fogelfroe and other of Ken’s cartoons at mathcartoons.com). His book, Financial Literacy: Introduction to the Mathematics of Interest, Annuities, and Insurance, written originally as a text for Augsburg’s Math of Interest course, was published in 2003 by University Press of America. The second edition appeared in 2010.
Ken’s wife, Amy, is a Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. They have two children. Jonathan, is a journalist living in Olympia, WA, and writes for Reuters. David, an ethnomusicologist, is a member of the Global Arts faculty of the University of California at Merced.
Ken’s non-mathematical interests include table tennis, music, movies, eating out, languages, and riding his motor scooter.
- B.A. Applied and Mathematic Statistics, Rutgers University
- M.S. Applied and Mathematic Statistics, Rutgers University
- Ph.D. Mathematics, Rutgers University
- Financial Literacy: Introduction to the Mathematics of Interest, Annuities, and Insurance (University Press of America,2nd edition, 2010).
Ken has published articles in, among others:
- Annals of Emergency Medicine
- Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics
- Australian Journal of Statistics
- Communications in Statistics
- Insurance: Mathematics Economic
- Journal of the American Statistical Association
- Scandinavian Actuarial Journal
- Statistics & Probability Letters