Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full time writer and a part time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics, from basic mathematics to trigonometry. He is very active in the mathematics community and is a popular speaker at regional conferences throughout the year, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the Michigan Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education, among others. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California mathematics Council for Community Colleges.McKeague, Charles P. is the author of 'Basic College Mathematics ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495013914 and ISBN 0495013919.