Born-and-raised in Chicago, I received a B.A. in Legal Studies from Chapman University (’92) and an M.A. in Political Science from SFSU (’98). I spent several years in Mobile/Wireless computing as a strategist, analyst, writer, inventor, and social scientist exploring human-computer interaction and usability. In early 2000, I predicted in an interview with a top wireless-industry magazine that “Americans will never start texting”. My students prove me wrong every day. I also spent a couple of misguided years with Wells Fargo and Citibank, in Mortgage Banking. I taught Social Studies/History for eight years, including at Kennedy High in Richmond, Acalanes High in Lafayette, Northgate High in Walnut Creek, and Middle College High School at Las Positas College in Livermore, and served as a lecturer with CSU East Bay’s Political Science department. Before I started teaching Social Studies I had the spare time for camping, painting landscapes plein-aire, and throwing pottery on the wheel. Now, in 2019-2020, I begin a new adventure: teaching Ceramics at Northgate High! Dream fulfilled!!! My artwork can be seen at www.michaelcohn.art.