W. Edwards Deming grew up in Cody and Powell, WY. Following his graduation from UW, he taught at UW and Colorado School of Mines. He earned graduate degrees in mathematical physics, an M.S. from the University of Colorado in 1924, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1928. Dr. Deming was an internationally renowned expert and consultant in statistical studies. He published numerous articles and books and presented many lectures and seminars on his theories of Total Quality Management. Dr. Deming's revolutionary management philosophy was taught and adopted in Japan, resulting in the rebirth of Japanese industry and transforming that country into a world economic power. Dr. Deming received numerous national and international honors and awards.