Tracing back through Ph.D. supervisors, I see my supervisor Jan Minac, his supervisor Paulo Ribenboim, then Wolfgang Krull, Alfred Loewy, C.L. Ferdinand Lindemann, C. Felix Klein… From the front page of the mathematics genealogy project website, we are *eventually* (a strange term going backwards) led to Gauss and Euler. Hopefully something rubbed off!

**About me**:

I am a Professor of Mathematics at Norwich University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, (renamed “Western University”) in algebra, under the supervision of Ján Mináč . I also have an active research program in graph theory, which includes the participation of undergraduate students. I teach mathematics and mathematical problem solving.

My brother Jim McQuillan is a Professor of Computer Science at Western Illinois University and my brother Ian McQuillan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.