Martin Comack, PhD was born in New York and now resides in the Boston area. He has been employed in a variety of jobs since high school: blue collar, white collar and academic. Served in Army reserve unit 16th Special Forces Group (NYNG) and in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Degrees from CUNY, Harvard, UMass Amherst and Northeastern, in history, social psychology, labor studies and political science respectively. He has attended seminars on labor studies in Moscow and Mexico. He as authored two books on international labor. He is an adjunct lecturer on political science, government and history in various local universities and colleges. He has written on these topics for several publications.