RALPH G. GIORDANO holds a license as a professional Registered Architect in the state of New York, a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies from the College of Staten Island - City University of New York, and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture form the New York Institute of Technology. Giordano is an adjunct Professor of History and American Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. His first book "Fun and Games in Twentieth Century America: A Historical Guide to Leisure," was published by Greenwood in September 2003. He has also contributed articles to several historical journals on various topics including Rosa Parks, Thomas Jefferson, Cold War Culture, Swing music, Hip-hop, and the integrated use of popular Culture and History. was published by Greenwood in September 2003.Giordano, Ralph G. is the author of 'Social Dancing in America A History And Reference Lindy Hop to Hip Hop, 1901-2000' with ISBN 9780313333521 and ISBN 0313333521.