All Chris Payne’s books are published by Lipa Publishing   

Hello, I’m Chris Payne. I was born in Oldham, UK in 1942 and I studied at several British universities where I earned degrees in mathematics and engineering. I had a long career as a lecturer and professor of information systems, computer science, engineering and mathematics in several British and American  universities. I worked for the University of Maryland in the US and Europe between 1985 and 2006, finally retiring as European Director of Mathematics.

I retired from full-time teaching in 2012 and moved to The Philippines, the home country of Loydz, my wife, a successful Filipina businesswoman. I currently teach as an adjunct professor of computing at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), a private university located in Tanauan, Batangas, The Philippines. I also do occasional journalism and management consultancy (especially IT and operations management)

I also write. To date, I have published eight books, five non-fiction and three novels (Novels are published under the nom de plume Christopher Worrad Payne.)

My first book, ‘Encounters with a Fat Chemist was well-received with a positive review in the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2013. It is a memoir about the year and a half I spent working as a professor at a dysfunctional university in Northern Cyprus.

The covers of all my books are shown at the right. Full details of each can be seen by clicking on the cover. They are published by my own company for self-publishers called Lipa Publishing Inc. My next project is to write my memoirs about growing up in a poor home in Northern England in the 1950’s. The provisional title is ‘Whalemeat !? Again ?? ! ’

 Chris Payne

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