Michael G. Kesler, Ph.D., chemical engineer, a graduate of MIT and NYU, has worked for over 50 years in the petroleum industry. Since his retirement in 2006, he has finished Grit—A Pediatrician’s Odyssey From a Soviet Camp to Harvard, by his late wife, Regina Kesler, M.D.
In October 2010, he published, Shards of War—Fleeing To & From Uzbekistan, which has won praise from academicians in the field, was favorably reviewed, and stayed for months on the list of best-selling EBooks in Europe. He has recently completed Hurdles—When Cancer Strikes a Family, recounting the illness of his late wife and its effect on the family. He is presently writing a short novella on his experience in a DP camp after World War II.
He and his wife, Dr. Barbara S. Reed, associate professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, reside in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where they often host their six children and 11 grandchildren.