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I was for a brief period a high school dropout. After completing high school, I lived and worked in Atlanta for several years before deciding to take a stab at college. I attended the University of Tennessee and obtained a B.S. with a major in Psychology and a minor in Cultural Anthropology and with a major in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. While attending college I met and subsequently married my wife Shirley. I then spent two years in the USN, during the Vietnam Era, aboard an aircraft carrier. After separation from the USN I took a year off and then entered graduate school at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, GA. During my Master’s program my first son, Brian, was born. After completing a Masters degree in childhood behavior disorders, I worked for several years as a developmental therapist in a child treatment/education program. I then returned to GSU to work on a PhD degree in behavior disorders. Upon completion of my PhD, I took an academic position at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile. During my three years in Mobile, my second son, Daniel, was born. I left Mobile to take a position at Mississippi State University (MSU) in Starkville. I remained in Starkville for five years. I left MSU to take a position at GSU in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education where I taught and coordinated the program in childhood behavior disorders. I eventually became Chair of the Department and was in that position when I retired in 2005.
 
I have an extensive list of academic publications available in my curriculum vita many of which are available as PDF files on this site. I enjoy writing and have dabbled at poetry, plays and essays. Some of my writing is available on this site. I hope to find time to try my hand at writing a novel in the near future. My reading interests are eclectic and I read both non-fiction (science, finance, philosophy, history, politics) and fiction (mostly science fiction). I have been a student of market technical analysis for many years and spend part of my time researching and trading stocks and funds. My most recent focus has been on money management and I have developed a spreadsheet that employs historic volatility to compute position size based on personal risk level. The spreadsheet also uses historic volatility to compute exit prices coupled with a systematic approach to profit protection. I also practice vipassana meditation and am reading and writing on related topics.  Most recently I have begun looking into the measurement of bio-energy fields, which is a topic I've had an interest in for many years but lacked the time to pursue.
 
David Center