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Author Profiles

The following are some of the authors featured in our current product

schedule. The list is alphabetical.

Evangelos Louizos is a retired high school teacher of history, Spanish and other subjects. His education career included founding and, for many years, heading the English as a Foreign Language Department at the American Community School in Cobham, Surrey. Born in Greece, where his last name was Loizos, he is an American citizen and now lives in Britain. Before he qualified as a teacher he worked at many jobs, including as a sailor, a bartender and a construction worker.

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Brigadier General (Ret.) Stergios Smirlis, of the Greek Armed Forces, has served as a Director of Operations for the Hellenic Army General Staff and as a Military Liaison between NATO and the Greek Government. He is a graduate of the Military Academy, Military Intelligence School and National Defense College of Greece, Piraeus University and Cardiff University. He is a consultant to companies in fields including aviation and environmental management.


Aris Melissaratos is Senior Advisor on Technology Enterprise to the President of Johns Hopkins University and directs the university’s research commercialization. An engineer, he worked for 32 years at the Westinghouse Corporation, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Vice President for Science and Technology, and Chief Operations Officer for the company’s Defense Electronics Group. He is co-author of Innovation: The Key to Prosperity, a survey of technology in America’s economy.

Alan Feinberg, architect, professional planner and community development expert, has been a planning officer for the US Department of Defense, a teaching Fellow at George Washington University and a US Department of Housing & Urban Development inspector, performing over hundreds of assignments for HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center in nine states as well as the District of Columbia. He studied at the US Air Force Civil Engineering School and the University of Texas School of Architecture.

Jay John Hellmans 5 degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology include a PhD in the science of complex systems. A real estate developer and researcher heading The Hellman Company, based in Washington DC, he specializes in how buildings, towns, cities and infrastructures are changing due to computerization. His research led to the construction of a state-of-the-art building on Capitol Hill for the US National Association of Realtors. He coined the telecommunications term Virtual Adjacency®.

Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland, is a practicing architect and planner whose projects range from housing to schools to new communities. His award-winning, cartoon-illustrated column "Shaping the City" has appeared in The Washington Post sInce 1984. A graduate of MIT, Lewis is a Design Excellence Peer Reviewer for the US government and a trustee of the National Children's Museum. His publications include Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession and The Growth Management Handbook.

Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, one of the world's foremost health care experts, has edited three medical textbooks and published more than 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as two books for general readers, The Future of Medicine and The Future of Health Care Delivery. He holds professorships in medicine and public policy at the University of Maryland and is former CEO of the university’s medical center. A graduate of Yale Medical School, he frequently discusses health care on national television.

John Rogard Tabori is a political economist and statistical analyst. His research expertise has been used by the US Departments of Labor, Transportation, Agriculture, Housing & Urban Development, Health & Human Services, and Education, and by other government agencies ranging from the Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to Federal Transit Administration. He has served as an advisor on the US Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Lucia Perry White, a graduate of Vassar College and a former psychiatric social worker, co-authored Journeys to the Japanese with her husband, philosopher Morton White, as well as the original edition of The Intellectual versus the City: From Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright, a classic study of the anti-urban sentiment running

through American intellectual history. An updated edition of Intellectual is now in preparation at Montagu House.

Terry Steven Wendt is an architect and professional planner with some 35 years of experience as a designer of mixed-use, transit-oriented urban development. His firm, the Chicago-based Wendt Consulting Group, has served government and private sector clients in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. He is leading a high-speed rail project in America’s midwest, aimed at raising revenue from both train use and real estate development around stations.