According to the bio on Amazon: "Jack Winnick has spent most of his career as a professional engineer and educator. After receiving his PhD he taught at several well-known schools including the Universities of Missouri and California, and The Georgia Institute of Technology where he is currently Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering. He has also served as an 'Expert' in the field of Manned Spacecraft at NASA and as consultant in the oil refining, aerospace, nuclear and power industries. In addition to hundreds of technical articles, he is the author of an internationally-used text on Thermodynamics and holds several patents in the field of Electrochemical Engineering and pollution control..
After a lifetime of scholarship on Middle East affairs, he has published numerous editorials on Mideast policy in widely-read media including two for "The Hill." Winnick has traveled to the Middle East as Project Director for a United States government program to improve interactive technology with Arab countries."