Carol Saltsgaver has a BA in mathematics from Cameron University and an MS in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. After teaching as a graduate student, she moved to the corporate world as an actuarial and marketing analyst in the Dallas area for a few years. She then went back to teaching and is now a clinical instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has taught many different courses including remedial mathematics courses, college algebra, quantitative reasoning, trigonometry, statistics, business calculus, and discrete mathematics. In addition, she has taught many of these courses online. While an educator in Oklahoma and Texas, she instructed not only remedial mathematics students, but also high-performing high school students at a math and science high school program.
Currently, she lives in Springfield, Illinois with her husband and many cats. She has two daughters and a grandson.