My name is Don M. Tow. I am a physicist by training (Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley). First, I worked as a physicist in academia, and then I worked as a systems engineer in the telecommunications/high-tech industry.
For the first nine years after my Ph.D., I worked as a physicist, doing research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Brown University in Providence, University of Paris VI and XI in Paris, France, and the University of Texas in Austin. I also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in physics at the University of Texas in Austin.
In 1980, I changed fields from academia to industry, and worked as a systems engineer in the telecommunications/high-tech industry, working at Bell Laboratories, Bellcore, Motorola, Telcordia, and Raritan Computer. I retired in early 2006.
Shortly after my retirement, I published a book in October 2006 titled Mental Aspects of Youth Soccer: A Primer for Players, Parents, and Coaches.
I have been learning and practicing Taiji since 1998, when I was working for Motorola in Beijing and took a year of private lessons. Since I returned to the U.S. in 1999, I have continued to take lessons in Taiji, even to today, from more than a dozen teachers. I have also taken lessons in other martial arts and Qigong.
I have been teaching Taiji since 2004. The places that I have taught include the Chinese Community Center in Somerset, the Senior Citizens Center in East Brunswick, Raritan Computer in Somerset, Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, the Fidelity Chinese School in Marlboro, and the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.
I have my own website: www.dontow.com, which contains my articles on political/social commentary, Taiji, and other topics. I have written more than 100 articles on these subjects in my website.
I am also the President of the New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (NJ-ALPHA).
I live in Middletown, NJ with my wife. We have two grown sons and a twelve-year-old granddaughter.
To contact me, please send me an email to don (at) tow (dot) com.