Richard H. Beinecke is Professor, Suffolk University Institute for Public Service. Boston. He earned his B. A. at Williams College, his M.A. in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and his D.P.A at George Washington University. He has served in clinical and administrative positions in the mental health and health fields and taught and conducted research in these fields as well as leadership. A kayaker, biker, birder, and fisherman, he has led history kayak trips on the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury rivers and now the Mystic. He lives in East Arlington, MA.