Bob Hesse is an associate professor and chair of the Mathematics Department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Upon graduation from Saint John's in 1991 with a BA in mathematics, he continued his studies at the University of Minnesota and received his PhD in 1997. Bob then taught at Hillsdale college for four years and returned "home" to teach mathematics at Saint John's in 2001. His research interests include Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis. Bob lives in Sartell with his wife Jennifer, and their four children Isaac, Abby, Patrick and Eva.