Calvin Knickerbocker is an independent scholar with a degree in electrical engineering from Union College and thirty years experience in marketing and education at IBM. He developed and delivered a dozen courses on American musical history for Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) and has presented in retirement communities, senior centers and other venues in New Hampshire and New York. He has taught over 20 different courses to senior citizens at Rivier University since 1999 and given Humanities To Go presentations since 2004.