Dr. Robert L. Heichberger is professor emeritus at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia and an award-winning author. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the university. He has been a teacher, professor, public school administrator, and university administrator for sixty-five years. He is a popular newspaper columnist. He has worked with thousands of students of all ages, from primary school students to graduate students. Schools and libraries invite him to read or tell stories to children; he is often invited for a return engagement. Later, these same young children often invite Dr. Heichberger to be their high school commencement speaker. He is also a popular keynote and motivational speaker.
His wife, Elaine, is a retired teacher and musician. They have two grown children and six grandchildren. His grandchildren inspired him in the writing of his children’s books. Dr. Heichberger’s major interests are his family, his church, his country, and several thousand students with whom he has worked over these past many years. His motto throughout life has been, “Do unto others what you have others do unto you.”