Ignacio Bello attended the University of South Florida (USF), where he earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. He began teaching at USF in 1967, and in 1971 became a member of the Faculty at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and Coordinator of the Math and Sciences Department. Professor Bello is the author of more than 50 textbooks including Topics in Contemporary Mathematics (tenth edition), College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Business Mathematics.