Aerospace and defense, firearms and weapon systems, international politics and military affairs. Romance and love letters. Extremely detail-oriented editing.
Science and engineering, science fiction, poetry, history. Women. Editing.
Double major with concentration in Russian/Soviet Studies.
German, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Pashtun, Urdu (some before and after attendance).
Under auspices of AFSC, hosted by Cornell.
Initial professional work was as political analyst for USN/USMC intelligence organizations. Later, technical and scientific matters related to defense technology were added to portfolio.
Both military and civilian-sector systems make up the primary career examples. One orbital system, one naval and one private-built aerospace example are prominent.
The educator's main contributions comprised middle school-level history and science curricula. Notably, the former started with ancient and classical civilizations, which most pre-collegiate students deal with only cursorily. The latter connected scientific innovation to historical contexts.
The romance author in question began his career by writing sincere letters to paramours overseas. Through personal contacts, paid jobs materialized as a romance writing consultant ala Cyrano. The author has since compiled his original letters into a book as a memoir on the kinds of women he had known in his travels called "The Gratitudes".