I am a native Texan, married (to Santa Claus, also in the math department) with three grown children and a grandchild on the way. I enjoy reading, painting (both art and interiors), and anything that requires creativity and ingenuity. I've never been known to allow lack of knowledge or experience to stop me from trying just about anything. Last summer, I learned to "mud" drywall by googling it on the internet! In class, I am often described as "tough but fair." My all-time favorite student evaluation (that is printable on a school website) is: "Maggie Tiballi - a sweetheart and a drill sergeant."