ABOUT THE AUTHOR-
I was raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin before leaving for Monmouth College in Illinois after high school. By age 21, I was graduated cum laude, with distinction, and as a Senate Scholar from that institution, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and History. I was also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, an international historical honor society. Following my collegiate years, I spent the next decade immersed in the rough and tumble, ultra-competitive world of politics and political campaigns, before entering the private sector.
In recent years, I have endeavored to serve the public once again, this time by teaching and mentoring kids in the non-profit sector. I have also been drawn back to the scholarly pursuits that were my first passion of youth, historical research and writing. Upon completion of this four-part Byzantium series, I look forward to finishing my doctoral studies and then a lifetime devoted to teaching and writing the greatest of all adventures, those found in history.
-Jon Anthony Hauser