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I was born in Slovenia (then part of communist Yugoslavia) and grew up in Rochester, New York. I moved to Georgia in 1985 and earned my Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 2002.mary baby

My parents took me and fled a communist regime. In graduate school I became a dissident to the reigning political correctness and Marxism taking over the humanities. I came to conservatism after witnessing the deliberate destruction of our literary heritage and respect for the West and the United States by radical professors in my graduate seminars.

While teaching as an adjunct instructor (low pay, no benefits, no security), I wrote about the corruption in education—and lost teaching jobs.

In 2011, I founded the Dissident Prof Education Project, Inc., dedicated to “resisting the re-education of America,” www.dissidentprof.com. Dissident Prof filed for 501(c) (3) status on February 8, 2013. Caught up in the persecution of dissident groups, notably those using the term “tea party” in their names, by President Obama, Dissident Prof met stonewalling and unreasonable demands for information from the IRS and did not receive nonprofit status until the fall of 2014. Dissident Prof participated in a successful class action lawsuit against the IRS that was settled in late 2018.

In 2013, the program under which I was teaching at Emory University ended, and in 2014, I moved to Clinton, New York, and became a resident fellow at The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, where I continued to write about education for publications and for the AHI website. One of those topics was the corrosive effect of communist historian Howard Zinn, whose A People’s History of the United States has broken records in sales and adoption for classroom use since its initial publication in 1980.

On August 20, 2019, my book, Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America was published by Regnery.

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