Robert was born and raised in Vestal, NY, a short trip down Route 81. History has been his passion since his first trip to walk Boston’s Freedom Trail when he was 7. He graduated from Binghamton University in 2006 with a B.A. in History, Summa Cum Laude. He then took a M.A., and M.Phil., in American history from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and is currently writing his dissertation on the political and constitutional debates surrounding American foreign policy from 1792-1803. He has taught American history at Syracuse University, SUNY-Cortland, and Tompkins-Cortland CC. Robert now lives in Syracuse with his wife Katherina and their 3 children Andrei, Julia, and Ellianna.