Hecht, Alan 1951-

views updated

HECHT, Alan 1951-


Born April 8, 1951, in Yonkers, NY; son of Fred (in publishing) and Delores (in publishing) Hecht; married Kathleen Sacco (a college professor), May 19, 1979; children: David, Daniel, Deborah. Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.S., 1972; New York University, M.S., 1977; New York Chiropractic College, D.Ch., 1982. Religion: Episcopalian.


Home—Levittown, NY. E-mail[email protected].


Private practice of chiropractic, 1983—. Adjunct professor of physiology and biology at Farmingdale State University, 1979—, Nassau Community College, 1995—, C.W. Post College of Long Island University, 1996—, Hofstra University, 2003—, and Adelphi University, 2004—.


New York State Chiropractic Association.


Polio (young adult nonfiction), Chelsea House Publishers (Broomall, PA), 2003.


Alan Hecht told CA: "I have always had a deep desire to write. I feel that this is one more way that I can teach students about important topics that have an effect on their lives.

"Thanks to my friend, the late Dr. I. Edward Alcamo, I was given the opportunity to write a book about polio that is directed at high school students to be used as a reference source. I feel that the series 'Deadly Diseases and Epidemics,' in which it is included, plays an important role in educating students about a number of diseases that have had a tremendous impact on the development of the human race.

"Although we are continuing to expand the field of information technology through the development of larger and faster computer systems, I feel that it is crucially important for students to still find a wealth of books to read in order to learn. Books can never be replaced as a means of disseminating information. I welcome the opportunity to continue writing to further educate students throughout the world."