Dr. Rubel is an educational sociologist and researcher by training. Immediately after college he taught high school English in South-Central Los Angeles for three years. Returning to graduate school, he earned an EdM (Boston University) and PhD (University of Wisconsin) in the area of crime prevention in public schools. After serving a stint as a Visiting Fellow at the US Department of Justice, he formed a 501(c)(3) that specialized in crime prevention in public schools. He ran that firm for 17 years. During part of that period, he also was a founding member of the American Association of Woodturners, which he also ran for its first three years of existence. Robert has extensive management experience with non-profit associations, formerly holding national certification as a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives. He is a heavily published author and has served as founder and managing editor of two national quarterlies, one for school police/security directors, and one for his beloved art-form of woodturning. He is an avid dancer, specializing in West Coast Swing and most country-western dance forms. In his mid-40s, Bob decided to change careers utterly and joined a stock brokerage and future brokerage firm in Washington, DC. Within six months, he was made a Principal of the futures brokerage side of the firm, and five months later was named CEO. He ran the company for the next four years. Upon the request of a close friend, Dr. Rubel returned to Austin to help start a new company. He worked as the corporate operations officer for five years, and then retired to pursue his passion as an erotic and fetish art photographer and writer. Robert (Bob) Rubel has been involved in the world of alternative sexuality for a number of years, throwing himself into the literature of the field as though it were an academic study. He frequently attends weekend conferences in this field, where he is a presenter (generally on topics related to Master/slave relations, Leather protocols, fire play, and sexuality studies). Robert's books include: - Protocols: Handbook for the female slave, Second Edition. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2007. - Flames of Passion: Handbook of Erotic Fire Play, with David Walker. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2006. - Protocol Handbook for the Leather Slave: Theory and Practice. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2006. - Master/slave Relations: Handbook of Theory and Practice. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2006. - Master/slave Relations: Communication 401 - the advanced course. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2008. - Master/slave Relations, Solutions 402 - living in harmony. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2008. - Squirms, Screams, and Squirts: Handbook for Turning Great Sex into Extraordinary Sex. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2009. - Screams of Pleasure: Guide to Extraordinary Sex for those with Erectile Dysfunction. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2009. - Three books on erotic and fetish photography titled (with an eye towards perverse humor): o Parts: The Erotic Photographic Art of Robert J. Rubel, PhD. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2006. o Wholes: The Erotic Photographic Art of Robert J. Rubel, PhD. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2006. o Holes: The Erotic Photographic Art of Robert J. Rubel, PhD. Las Vegas: Nazca Plains, 2006. All Dr. Rubel's books are available through Amazon.com.