Ben Davis earned his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and his M.S. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the University of Notre Dame. He then taught at the college level for several years on a number of technical subjects ranging from computer programming to mathematics to, of course, astronomy and physics. In the late nineties he took up a career in software development and also did a stint as an industrial controls engineer. He now works in the biometrics industry and homeland security. As a lifelong fan of science fiction, his main avocations now involve learning from history, but looking to the future (futurism and skepticism).