I grew up on Long Island, NY, and attended a Catholic School that the old Saint Patrick School reminded me very much of. I went to high school at Fordham Prep, a Jesuit school, in the Bronx, NYC. After Middlebury College, I joined the Peace Corps and did fish culture in Africa. I earned a graduate degree in International Agricultural Development and worked in the development field in West Africa for a decade before joining the U.S. State Department Foreign Service. I served in Haiti, Hungary, Washington DC, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti (again), and Rome, Italy before ending my career as a Professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. I am retired and love teaching at SPA, where my children Tiffanie (3rd), Neomi (6th), and Jeff (8th) attend. My wife, Dephty, the children and I all speak French, Haitian Creole, and some Italian.
We are learning about the Physical, Life and Earth Sciences. Atoms, rocks and fetal pigs are on the menu!
I like to jump rope and I look forward to being involved with this year’s Jump Rope for Heart program.