I received both my undergraduate education and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. My primary research interests are the acceleration of solar and galactic cosmic rays and the study of the heliospheric magnetic field by observation of the propagation of cosmic rays through this field. From 1999-2001, I served as Program Director for Solar Terrestrial Research at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. At Delaware I established a program of high altitude balloon flights from northern Canada designed to give graduate students hands-on experience with modern research equipment and field operations on a timescale consistent with thesis research. Regular flights are conducted with an apparatus to study the time-dependence of the intensity of cosmic electrons and positrons. I am now a member of the collaboration building the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, and also an active participant in the Delaware neutron monitor program, including the Spaceship Earth collaboration.