John A. Quintanilla is an Associate Professor of Mathematics, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and was a founding Co-Director of Teach North Texas from 2008-2015. He received both his BS and MS from Stanford in 1992, and he received his PhD from Princeton in 1997. He has authored or co-authored more than 25 refereed articles that have appeared in the scientific literature. He has also made multiple presentations to high school teachers concerning the utility of secondary mathematics. Dr. Quintanilla also serves as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Science.