Robert B. Strassler is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. His former positions include the president of Riverside Capital Management Corporation, and CEO of a company in oil field equipment from 1963 – 83. As an author and scholar, he has written articles that have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. Mr. Strassler has edited and published editions of the works of both Thucydides and Herodotus, and his book The Landmark Thucydides has been called “the finest edition of Thucydides’ history ever produced.” He received an honorary degree as Doctor of Humanities and Letters from Bard College in 1996. A viola da gamba musician, he is the Treasurer of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He is a former Chairman and current Overseer of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the Advisory Council of the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University. Mr. Strassler has served on the MAP Board since July 1998 and was Board Chair from 2000-2006.