The author got his BS degree from Tehran University in Iran. He was a top student in his field of horticulture and got an education medal and a 4-year scholarship to study in the USA.The author has a MS degree from University of California and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He was a University professor for over 30 years, doing teaching, research and publishing papers in international scientific journals. The author has also been involved in agriculture, construction, banking, real estate, etc. He is currently retired, spending his time mostly writing books.