I was born in Hicksville, went to
, then onto the Junior High and finally to the High School. I graduated
with the class of 1957, the second class to graduate from the new building on
The brand new high school opened in September of 1955.
After graduation, I was accepted at Hofstra and received
my Bachelor of Science degree in economics and business. I continued my
education attending the
where I earned a PH. D. in economics in 1968.
I married Ann Marie Wysocki who hails from Plains,
. We spent two years in
, where I worked for USAID. After
I joined the World Bank and worked 33 years for them in
I retired in 2006 but still work as a consultant for the
World Bank, and teach part time at
. I live with my wife in
We have four adult children, and seven grandchildren.