Bio / AccomplishmentsBA U of Md. 1969, MA U of Texas at Austin 1970, BS SUNY 1978, PhD Union Institute, Ohio, 1990. Member MENSA, Golden key, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha (academic honoraries). Winner alumni achievement award SUNY 2005. Two published books titled Stake Your Claim! The Tale of America's Enduring Mining Law (1991, condensed version of PhD dissertation), and The Automobile Gold Rushes (U. of Idaho Press, 1998), both hardbound. Active as adult leader in Scouts mid 1980s and again 2004 to present. Personal accomplishments include rim-to-rim backpack across Grand Canyon, and climbs of 20 major mountains including the two tallest in the "lower 48." listed in several volumes of Who's Who including Who's Who in the World.