Dr. Daniel Scott Marrone was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Ph.D. in Business Education from New York University. Dr. Marrone started his teaching career in 1978. Six years later, he joined SUNY’s faculty as an instructor at Hudson Valley Community College (World Trade Center Extension Campus). In 1987, Dr. Marrone began teaching at Farmingdale State College where he rose through the academic ranks to Distinguished Service Professor. He was also the first Farmingdale State College recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. Dr. Marrone has written nearly 40 articles in a wide array of publications. Since 2007, he writes two articles per year for the SUNY University Faculty Senate Bulletin under the byline: Celebrating New York State and New Yorkers by Daniel S. Marrone. He has published biographies of Brigadier General Nicholas Herkimer, Major General Nathanael Greene, First Lady Martha Washington, Major General Anthony Wayne and First Lady Dolley Payne Madison in American Spirit: Magazine of the National Daughters of the American Revolution.