Ken Pollard earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Medical Imaging) from the University of Washington. He has operated the Owyhee Mountain Fiddle Shop in Nampa since 1996, where he makes & repairs violins. He has taught physics and math courses as an adjunct for BSU, as well as teaching math classes for CWI since Fall 2011.