Robert R. Pagano received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1956 and a Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from Yale University in 1965. He was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle, from 1965 to 1989. He was Associate Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, from 1990 to June 2000. While there, in addition to his other duties, he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, was the departmental adviser for undergraduate majors, taught both undergraduates and graduate statistics courses, and served as a statistical consultant for departmental faculty. Bob was also Director of the Statistical Cores for two NIH center grants in schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. He retired from the University of Pittsburg in June 2000. Bob's research interests are in the psychobiology of learning and memory, and the physiology of consciousness. He has taught courses in introductory statistics as the University of Washington and at the University of Pittsburgh for over thirty years. He has been a finalist for the outstanding teaching award at the University of Washington for his teaching of introductory statistics. Bob is married to Carol A. Eikleberry and they have a 15-year-old son, Robby. In addition, Bob has five grown daughters, Renee, Laura, Maria, Elizabeth, and Christina, and one granddaughter, Mikaela. Retirement presents new opportunities for him that complement his interests in teaching and writing. Bob loves tennis and continues to train for a shot at the US Open (although at present he is having difficulty besting his daughter Laura). He also loves the outdoors, especially hiking, and his morning coffee. His favorite cities to visit are Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.Pagano, Robert R. is the author of 'Pagano's Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495096436 and ISBN 0495096431.