About the Author
Hello to all. After a 36 year career as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I am now writing fiction. My first novel, One Man's Purpose, deals with Martin Quint, himself a Professor at the fictional Cambridge Technology Institute, and is based on my personal experiences as a professor and educator.
During my long career, I have written several textbooks, hundreds of scientific papers, quite a few patents, started two companies, co-edited two journals and two books series, and taught, literally, thousands of students. Now I'm writing stories about the high-tech academic life, and I'm having a blast. I also run blog entitled Education as Conversation, part reminiscence over my career, and part commentary on issues of online education.
In addition to my writing and blogging, I am a clarinetist. My trio, Giocoso, performs chamber music in the Boston area from time to time. (If you are in the Boston area and would like to receive concert notices, please send me a note.) And my wife Peg and I are active in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, a group of 550 retirees who teach 12-week seminar classes to each other. My most recent focus has been on teaching geology, a hobby of mine since my teenage years.
We live in Brookline, MA, have three wonderful children and seven equally wonderful grandchildren.