Dr. Butler is currently an associate professor of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed a degree in economics at the University of Ottawa (1990–1993); worked as a research assistant at the Bank of Canada (1993–1995); and studied mathematics at Queen\'s University (1995–2000) where he obtained an MSc and PhD. He has held positions at Northwestern University, Queen\'s University, University of Edinburgh, Central Michigan University, and North Dakota State University. His main research interests include Hamiltonian mechanics. He currently holds an NSERC Discovery Grant on the topic of thermostat dynamics.