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George McNulty

Born in 1945 in Palo Alto, California, George grew up in San Jose while orchards and fruit canneries were still the major industries. He went to Moorpark Elementary School, Monroe Junior High, and Del Mar High School. He studied mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California---completing his bachelors degree in 1967. He earned his PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972 under the mentorship of Alfred Tarski. After a postdoctoral year at the University of Manitoba and two postdoctoral years at Dartmouth College, he joined the mathematics faculty at the University of South Carolina in 1975. He rose to the rank of professor in 1986 and served as chair of the Department of Mathematics (1991--1994). He has held a number of visiting positions around the world, including a Fulbright Professorship in the Philippines and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany. George was recently named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Seven mathematicians have earned their PhD's under his supervision and two more are currently in progress. He has published one book and more than 60 research articles. He has given more than 130 invited addresses at 75 different institutions in 15 countries.

George and Nieves are married and have two sons: Alfred (29) and Michael (26).