Nick Salvatore is an historian who teaches in both the ILR School and the American Studies program in A&S. He is a biographer whose major intellectual interests revolve around the changing nature of ideas about, and the experience of, American democracy. He came to Cornell in 1981 from a small liberal arts college, drawn by the enormous resources (colleagues, students, and libraries especially) Cornell offers us all. He received his B.A in History at Hunter College in the Bronx (now Lehman College), part of the CUNY system, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley—all in history. He enjoys different kinds of music, hiking (but decidedly not camping), a variety of sports, and conversations about politics. Nick lives here in Ithaca with his wife, Ann, and they have two grown children.