My interest in genocide is a natural extension of my dual passion for history and justice. In retrospect, my interest probably began when I took a Directed Readings course with Dr. Randall Miller at St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA). The topic of the independent study was US government policy toward Native Americans. In this class I started to see a pattern of policy which, as I learned more about Dr. Stanton's Stages of Genocide, it seemed that it was possible to describe the Native American experience as genocide. Like almost any history student, I, of course, had an interest in World War II as well (WWII and the US Civil War probably being the two most popular topics in history). This curiosity was further inflamed when I studied with Dr. Jay Baird at Miami University (Oxford, OH). I honestly struggle to recall how I chose the topic of my paper, but my first "genocide paper" was on Post-WWII War Crimes Adjudication. At that point, I was hooked and lost into the study of genocide, war crimes, war crime adjudication, post-conflict reconciliation, and the sociology/psychology of dehumanization as well as denial, rehabilitation, and forgiveness. After meeting fmr US Ambassador John Dolibois, who a member of the so-called Ritchie Boys, a special military intelligence unit composed refugees to the United States, and an interrogator during the Nuremberg Trials where he became acquainted with many of the most significant Nazi war criminals. With the encouragement of Dr. Jeffrey Kimball (also of Miami University), I was able to meet and interview an American officer assigned to the UN War Crimes Commission and the staff of US Ambassador Herbert Pell (father of US Sen. Claiborne Pell). After a few years of focusing on developing my skills as a teacher, I returned full throttle to my interest in genocide and war crimes adjudication. At Norwich University, I was able to study under some tremendous thinkers, particularly Peter Liotta (former Executive Director of the Pell Center, Salve Regina University), and Shelton Williams (of the Osgood Center for International Relations), and Charles Lerche (Asst Program Director, Master's in Diplomacy, Norwich University); Stanley Carpenter (Deputy Division Head, Strategy & Policy, United States Naval War College) and James Miskel (retired Associate Dean of Academics at the Naval War College). I currently am a guest lecturer on topics related to genocide and publish several blogs on This Day in Genocide. I am the author of Bashir the Boxer Turtle, which is a children's storybook and primer for topics on discrimination.