Peter Schumer is a Professor of Mathematics and is currently the John C. Baldwin Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. He has been at Middlebury College since 1983 after receiving his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland at College Park.
He is the author of two books, Introduction to Number Theory (PWS) and Mathematical Journeys (Wiley) in addition to many articles in the fields of number theory and the history of mathematics. He is also the recipient of the Trevor Evans Award of the Mathematical Association of America for his article, "The Magician of Budapest".
He has had sabbaticals at University of California San Diego, San Jose State University, Stanford, and at Keio University and Doshisha University in Japan. Hobbies include playing go, juggling, seeing the latest films, travel, and hiking trails around Middlebury.