I am a retired chemistry professor living in Blacksburg, Virginia, with my wife, Deena Flinchum, a retired Information Technology professional and a native of Wytheville, Virginia. My professional career extended from 1962-2004 and included jobs in the chemical industry and academia; I spent the last twenty years of my career at Virginia Tech.
Since retiring in 2004 I have made an encore career speaking, writing, and publishing extensively about the history and archeology of Southwest Virginia and the region I have dubbed "Holstonia." Deena has made an encore career as a community volunteer.
Summary biographical information about me can be found by clicking the "Bio" link to the left.
Click here for my regularly updated, eleven-page "Publications and Presentations" list, which shows all of my post-retirement articles and most of my talks, plus a few selected older publications. The file contains clickable links to many of my publications which can be viewed on line and/or downloaded.