Here is a little bit about me.
I grew up in and around Akron, Ohio. I played baseball and football in high school. I have lived in Columbus OH, Dallas TX, Chapel Hill NC, and Atlanta GA before returning to this area.
Kent State University; Bachelor of Science in Zoology
The Ohio State University; Master of Science in Medical Physiology
Further graduate work at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and others in Education, Chemistry, and Physics. In 2017 I completed a course in gifted education.
I began teaching high school in 1999.
I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and Honors Physics.
I have also taught Anatomy & Physiology at Edison Community College.
Before becoming a science teacher, I did scientific research. My research has involved many different aspects of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary physiology and pharmacology. Upon graduating from Kent, I worked in a surgical research unit in Akron, Ohio. As a graduate student at Ohio State I did research in hypertension. I was also a Research Scientist for a pharmaceutical company. My work there involved the development and evaluation of cardiotonic compounds, substances that enhance the ability of the heart to contract. While at Emory University, I researched pulmonary blood flow.
I am married and have three sons. My wife is a retired teacher. One son is a graduate of Kent State and the University of Toledo medical school. He is now a resident physician in Psychiatry. One is a graduate of Ohio University and teaches Science in Brooklyn, NY. One is a graduate University of Kentucky and is a mechanical engineer.
Bicycling, baseball, birds, fishing (especially fly fishing) and gardening. Bicycling and fly fishing are my main activities now.
I am also interested in History, Politics, Philosophy, and Art. Of course, a good joke is always a welcome thing, too.