For over twenty-five years, I’ve been working to make complex subjects more interesting and accessible for ordinary people. Earlier in my career, I taught European and American history for fifteen years at various colleges in Chicago, the Bronx, and London. More recently, as an editor and writer at The Motley Fool, I produced investing-related content for millions of readers.
I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Economics from Syracuse University in 1984. Later, I received an MA in European History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and pursued a PhD in History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I’ve taught European and American history at Lehman College, Bronx Community College, and Southbank University in London.
My articles on investing and history have been published by The Motley Fool, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, Time, and Business Insider.