Dr. AkkeNeel Talsma, advisor extraordinaire, whose rare mélange of smarts, kindness, andfearlessness I hope has rubbed off on me.My dissertation committee, Dr. Redman, Dr. Titler, and Dr. Wheeler, always ready and willingto offer sound guidance.The POI team, never failing to supply good humor and understanding.Dr. Larry Seiford.Dr. Bea Kalisch.Dr. Joanne Pohl.Flip.Mott OR.Dr. Chris Anderson, who kept me on point and upbeat.
A peck of “packs”,
who kept me in stitches and updated.
Cherokee Road’s neighbors.
My sisters and brothers, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
My dad, who tells me he thinks what I’m doing is neat.
My mom, who told me she’s proud of me every day.