I am a founding member and board member
of AFJM. I retired as an associate professor of foundations of education at Illinois State University in August 2020 in order to work full time on monetary reform. I have three adult children, two grandchildren, and a spouse who is a cabinetmaker from Germany among many other wonderful traits. Early in my career I worked in adult education and community work in Botswana, and doing anti-apartheid work and urban and adult education work in Chicago. I graduated in 1979 with a BA degree in economics and African Studies and earned my doctorate in 1998 writing on "Value in Economics, Ethics, and Education." I grew up on Long Island, NY, as one of six children of a thermometer maker father and a mother who worked as the teachers' aide in elementary science education.