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Richard Piccioni - Science

B.S., Biological Science, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D., Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, New York
J.D., Seattle University School of Law

After spending a number of years engaged in laboratory research, undergraduate teaching, computer programming, environmental advocacy and, finally, class-action litigation against tobacco companies and fast-food chains, Richard was irreversibly drawn to high school teaching by the sound of the words "Oh, now I get it!" Persuaded that meaningful learning requires active reasoning, he finds Bay an ideal environment in which to foster both. He teaches physics, chemistry, and astronomy and has been attempting to play the harpsichord for over a decade. His lives in Sausalito with his wife, a psychotherapist, and their three cats. Favorite books: Teaching Introductory Physics (Arons); Cold Mountain (Frazier); Freedom (Franzen).