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John Rocco Roberto holds a Bachelors in History, and a Masters in Liberal Studies from the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York (CUNY).  He is currently working on a Doctorate in History.  An active member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and several historical societies including the Staten Island Historical Society, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), and the Organization of American Historians (OAH), he has lectured (along with Robert Biondi), on Japanese pop-culture and the Atomic Bombings at several academic sites, as well as being featured on several Japanese Pop-culture related television programs including the Fox Network morning program Personal FX, and the Fuji Television documentary 2002: The Challenge of Defeat.  

Roberto currently holds the position of Chair of the History Department at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Academy.


Robert Biondi holds a Master in Science Education from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York.  He has written countless articles for Action Figure News and Toy Review and in 1993, co-created G-Fan Magazine with John Rocco Roberto, where he continues to be a contributing writer to KaijuFan OnLine. His many articles include a novelization of the 1954 Godzilla film and interviews with Toho actors Kenji Sahara and Yoshio Tsuchiya. Strongly interested in history, he is also a member of the Green-Wood Historic Fund, the Civil War Preservation Trust, and the Napoleonic Alliance.  In 2002 he appeared with John Roberto in the Fuji Television documentary 2002: The Challenge of Defeat.  

Biondi currently holds the position of Associate Program Officer of the Clinical Doctoral Programs at The Graduate Center of CUNY.


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