Philip Iovino is retired from public service to public school education in New York and Virginia. He has a Bachelors Degree from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Master's Degree, an Advanced Degree, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has been everything from teacher, principal, State Department Specialist for Virginia, and school superintendent. Iovino is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Among his many passions includes reading the classics. Beginning with the Illiad nearly forty years ago, the author has been nurtured on a steady diet of religion, philosophy, history, politics, science and drama. Iovino also has an extensive collection of popular music amassing every Top 40 song dating back to 1955. Baseball and golf are amongst his other interests. The author currently resides in eastern Virginia with his wife of forty-five years, Christina Marie. His oldest daughter is an attorney in Miami, Florida; his second daughter is a Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia; and his son is a reporter covering The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District.