John D. Waterman¬†earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He later survived a 30-year career in the aerospace industry before researching and writing the book,¬†“48 Hours to Chaos.”

His formal schooling included the following institutions of higher education:

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formerly Carnegie Institute of Technology. (School Colors: Cardinal, Gray, and Tartan Plaid)

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. (School Colors: Purple and White)

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. (School Colors: Royal Blue and Scarlet)

Portland State University, Portland Oregon. (School Colors: Forest Green and White)

The United States Armed Forces Institute, Madison, Wisconsin. (School Colors: Red, White, and Blue)

University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, Illinois. (School Colors: Orange and Blue)

College of Hard Knocks, campuses liberally distributed throughout the world. (School Colors: Black and Blue)