A.A., Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 1963

B.S. in Mathematics, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1966

M.S. in Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1968

Ph.D. in Topology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1970

Faculty appointment at Penn State University at Erie from 1970 to present. Professor of Mathematics since 1983.

Lead author of many mathematics textbooks from 1979 through present, covering grade levels from 6th Grade through College Calculus.

Larson Texts was founded by Ron Larson and his son Tim Larson in 1983. At that time, the company employed three people. The company incorporated in 1993 and now employs over 60 people. Larson Texts, Inc., and Big Ideas Learning, LLC develop and produce educational materials, including print materials and software. The companies are jointly owned by Ron, his wife Deanna Larson, son Tim Larson, daughter Jill Larson, and Scott O'Neil. Each of the five people is an equal share holder and each works at the business.

Larson has received several honors, including several from the Textbook Author's Association. In 1998, he was selected by Lewis and Clark College to receive the college's Distinguished Alumni Award.

TEXTBOOKS |
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Calculus for AP: 2017 |

Calculus: 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 |

Multivariable Calculus: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 |

Calculus of a Single Variable: 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 |

Calculus of a Single Variable: Early Transcendental Functions: 1995, 1999, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2015 |

Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions: 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 |

Calculus Alternate Edition: 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 |

Essential Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions: 2008 |

Calculus: An Applied Approach: 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017 |

Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach: 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017 |

Brief Calculus: An Applied Worktext: 1999 |

Applied Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences: 2008 |

Calculus I with Precalculus: 2002, 2006, 2012 |

Elementary Linear Algebra: 1988, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2017 |

Finite Mathematics : 1991 |

Finite Mathematics with Calculus: 1991 |

College Algebra: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014 |

Algebra and Trigonometry: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014 |

Precalculus: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014 |

Precalculus with Limits: 2007, 2011, 2014 |

Precalculus: A Concise Course: 2007, 2011, 2014 |

Trigonometry: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014 |

College Algebra: An Internet Approach: 2000 |

Precalculus: An Internet Approach: 2000 |

College Algebra: Real Mathematics, Real People: 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016 |

Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People: 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016 |

Precalculus: Real Mathematics, Real People Alternate Edition: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012 |

Precalculus: Real Mathematics, Real People: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016 |

Precalculus With Limits: A Graphing Approach: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016 |

Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005 |

College Algebra: Concepts and Models: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2006 |

College Algebra with Applications for Business and Life Sciences: 2009, 2013 |

College Algebra: A Concise Course: 2006 |

Algebra for College Students: 2005 |

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Within Reach: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008 (SSE), 2010, 2014 |

Intermediate Algebra Within Reach: 1992, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2008 (SSE), 2010, 2014 |

Elementary Algebra Within Reach: 1992, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2008 (SSE), 2010, 2014 |

Intermediate Algebra Graphs and Functions: 1994, 1998, 2003 |

Mathematics for Everyday Living (Out of Print): 1982 |

Algebra 1: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011 |

Algebra 2: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011 |

Geometry: 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011 |

Passport to Mathematics, Book 1: 1997, 1999, 2002 |

Passport to Mathematics, Book 2: 1997, 1999, 2002 |

Passport to Algebra and Geometry: 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004 |

Windows to Algebra and Geometry: 1996 |

Mathematics Concepts and Skills, Course 1: 2001 |

Mathematics Concepts and Skills, Course 2: 2001 |

Algebra 1 Concepts and Skills: 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010 |

Algebra 2 Concepts and Skills: 2008, 2010 |

Geometry Concepts and Skills: 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 |

Middle School Math, Course 1: 2004, 2005, 2007 |

Middle School Math, Course 2: 2004, 2005, 2007 |

Middle School Math, Course 3: 2004, 2005, 2007 |

Prealgebra: 2005, 2008, 2012 |

Elementary Algebra Concepts and Models: 1993 |

Intermediate Algebra Concepts and Models: 1993 |

Elementary Statistics Picturing the World: 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 |

Big Ideas Math Green: 2010, 2012, 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Red: 2010, 2012, 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Blue: 2010, 2012, 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Red Accelerated: 2013, 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Algebra 1: 2013, 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Advanced 1: 2013, 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Advanced 2: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math Algebra I: 2015 |

Big Ideas Math Geometry: 2015 |

Big Ideas Math Algebra 2: 2015 |

Big Ideas Math Integrated Mathematics 1: 2016 |

Big Ideas Math Integrated Mathematics 2: 2016 |

Big Ideas Math Integrated Mathematics 3: 2016 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Course 1: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Course 2: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Course 3: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Course 2 Accelerated: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Advanced 1: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Advanced 2: 2014 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Algebra 1: 2015 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Geometry: 2015 |

Big Ideas Math A Bridge to Success Algebra 2: 2015 |

Math & YOU: The Power & Use of Mathematics: 2013 |

Mathematical Practices: 2015 |

CO-AUTHORS WITH LARSON |
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Robert Hostetler, Penn State U |

Bruce Edwards, U of Florida |

David Heyd, Penn State U |

Carolyn Neptune, Johnson County CC |

Ann Hodgkins, Phoenix College |

Ann Kraus, Penn State U |

Timothy Kanold, Stevenson High School |

Lee Stiff, North Carolina State U |

Laurie Boswell, Profile High School |

Dave Falvo, Penn State U |

Robyn Silbey, Montgomery County Public School |

Betsy Farber, Bucks County Community College |

SOFTWARE |
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Interactive Calculus: 1995, 1998, 2002 |

Internet Calculus: 1998, 2002 |

Interactive Calculus Early Transcendental Functions: 1996, 1999, 2003 |

Internet Calculus Early Transcendental Functions: 1999, 2003 |

Interactive College Algebra: 1997, 2001, 2004 |

Internet College Algebra: 2001, 2004 |

Interactive Algebra and Trigonometry: 1997, 2001, 2004 |

Internet Algebra and Trigonometry: 2001, 2004 |

Interactive Precalculus: 1997, 2001, 2004 |

Internet Precalculus: 2001, 2004 |

Interactive Trigonometry: 1997, 2001, 2004 |

Internet Trigonometry: 2001, 2004 |

Interactive College Algebra: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001 |

Internet College Algebra: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

Interactive Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001 |

Internet Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

Interactive Precalculus: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001 |

Internet Precalculus: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

Interactive Precalculus Functions and Graphs: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001 |

Internet Precalculus Functions and Graphs: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

Interactive Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach: 1992, 2001 |

Internet Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

Interactive Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

Internet Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 2001 |

LarsonMath.com: Prealgebra |

LarsonMath.com: Intermediate |

Larson's Elementary Math, Grades Kindergarten, 1, and 2 |

Larson's Matemáticas Saltarinas |

Larson's Elementary Math Activities |

Larson's Intermediate Math, Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 |

Larson's Algebra 1 with Review |

Larson's Algebra 1 |

Larson's Prealgebra |