Barbara Oakley

Barbara  Oakley

Bad Genes: Why Rome Fall, Hitler Rise, Enron Failed, and My Sister Took My Mother's Lover is the celebrated author of Oakley, PhD (Rochester, MI). Her work has been compared to that of Indiana Jones, as it blends global adventure with solid academic expertise. She's worked as a Russian translator aboard Soviet trawlers in the Bering Sea, worked as a radio operator at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and risen through the ranks of the US Army from Private to Regular Army Captain. Oakley is a recent vice president of the world's largest bioengineering association and possesses a doctorate in the integrative discipline of systems engineering. He is currently an associate professor of engineering at Oakland University in Michigan.