Dr. Rubin was Born in the Bronx and lived in New York until he was 12 years old.  Then, his family moved to rural North Carolina. He is now culturally diverse and emotionally confused. Sort of like a man without a country. He loves lox and bagels with his grits.

I graduated with a BS in Biology from Guilford College, received a MS in Medical Microbiology from Wake Forest University's School of Medicine, and from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, I obtained a MPH in Water Pollution, a MS in Food Science and Nutrition, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Science.   For three years I was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University where I studied the biodegradation of man-made chemicals at low concentrations.

I spent over 20 years in the environmental field as an environmental health scientist working for both environmental consulting firms and the government as an environmental toxicologist. My specialties were hazardous waste remediation, human and environmental exposure to hazardous wastes, and environmental toxicology. 

I eventually burned out so we sold our home and moved to Florida.   I did not have a job when we moved so I started teaching as an adjunct professor to try to help cover expenses until I could obtain employment.  As fate had it, I was not destined to ever work for anyone again.  I kept increasing the number of colleges I was teaching for and they kept offering me additional contracts.