Michael A. Fligner is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a non-resident Professor Emeritus with the Ohio State University. He received his B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He spent almost 40 years at the Ohio State University where he was Vice Chair of the Department for over 10 years and also served as Director of the Statistical Consulting Service. He has done consulting work with several large corporations in Central Ohio. Professor Fligner's research interests are in Nonparametric Statistical methods and he received the Statistics in Chemistry award from the American Statistical Association for work on detecting biologically active compounds. He is co-author of the book Statistical Methods for Behavioral Ecology and received a Fulbright scholarship under the American Republics Research program to work at the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Statistical Education. Professor Fligner is currently associated with the Center for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz.