Sociologist, M. Phil (Sociology) Columbia University. author of: 5 published books including a mystery novel "Vanilla Republic" and 4 reference books in sociology of science. Playwright: two one act plays given a dramatic reading by Silent Barn in Brooklyn NY on 11/17/2013. Have written a second novel (in draft) "Riviera Maya, a sequel to the first. Working on a textbook in social research methods (coauthored with my brother), a reference work on law students, Have done criminal justice planning, transportation planning, research in medical sociology, sociology of science, sociology of education.