Thomas W. Hagedorn has been researching the origins of America’s public schools for twenty years. A member of six professional organizations in history and education, he has presented papers at three academic conferences. He earned a BS (cum laude) and an MBA, both from the University of Cincinnati, and the CPA certificate. While researching air pollution in college he co-authored two articles in scholarly journals. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Mary, and they have two adult daughters, Heather and Allison.