I'm a writer of both science and science fiction works, most notably String Theory for Dummies (which would fall in the science category, though at times it feels like science fiction). I speak on science topics, especially its role in our society, and have appeared on Michio Kaku's nationally-syndicated radio program Science Fantastic.
I hold a degree in physics from Wabash College, where I graduated with honors and earned the Harold Q. Fuller Prize in Physics. (I also minored in mathematics and philosophy, but haven't written books on those subjects ... yet.) Since 2006, I have been the Physics Guide at About.com, a New York Times company, where I am responsible for writing, editing, and maintaining all of the site's physics-related news, articles, and other content. In 2008, I earned a Master's degree in Mathematics Education from Purdue University. I have a background in educational assessment publishing, and am still active doing freelance work in education,
My love of science and writing began at a young age, through the reading of science fiction. In the 8th grade, I tested into Mensa, mainly because my favorite author, Isaac Asimov, was also a member. I remain a member to this day. I am also an Eagle Scout and a Master Mason in the Freemasons ... which, in total, means that I have secret plans to take over the world, but will likely be a benevolent dictator. I'm also a member of Toastmasters International, so I'll be a well-spoken one as well.