1968 Ph.D. in Physics, Fordham University,
New York City
1958 B.A. in Mathematics, Emmanuel College, Boston
As an educator, I've developed and taught interdisciplinary courses for more than 30 years, and at all levels. I've served on numerous faculties: Emmanuel College, Boston; St. John's College, Boston; Dominican College, San Rafael, California; and John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California. I am currently on the faculties of University of California Berkeley Extension Program, and Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
My programs include
a full undergraduate college physics curriculum;
classes in logic, philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science;
science classes for children and adults;
communication classes for children and adults.
As a physicist, I carried out experimental physics research in spectroscopy at Fordham University in New York, and in high-temperature high-pressure physics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. I've also performed systems engineering, and human factors audits of safeguards, waste management, and control room design at commercial nuclear power plants.
My series of mystery novels is in publication by Avalon Books (NY). A list of other publications appears below.
I work as a scientific writer/editor for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, winning an Society of Technical Communicators award for Best of Category in 1995. I also teach mystery writing.
At present, I teach classes in physics, the history and philosophy of science, logic, science literacy, and mystery writing. I am a member of the board of Mystery Writers of America.
List of selected published writings.