I have a Ph. D. in psychology (Personality and Psychopathology) from UCSB (U. California Santa Barbara) and have taught psychology at college and university level. My academic training included a solid foundation in research design, methodology and analysis, as well as adventures into the mysteries of consciousness, cognition and hypnosis as a research tool for exploring the mind. I have also taught English at college and university in Vietnam and for 9 1/2 years in Taiwan. The joy of travel (including about 7 trips to Jamaica) has widened my horizons for sure. I love reggae music and am interested in the struggles of the Third World, or as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and other reggae artists have sung, for "equal rights and justice." Note that Stir It Up has been highly praised by Roger Steffens, founding chair of Reggae Grammy Committee, and other top reggae authorities.