Dr. Nicholas S. Racheotes was on the faculty of Framingham State University from 1978 to 2013. In addition to other courses, he taught the history of Russia since the age of Peter the Great, the History of the Balkans since the fall of the Byzantine Empire, Modern Intellectual History, and the History of Modern Science. A product of the Boston public school system, Brandeis University, and Boston College, he has been at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies since 1984. In the community, Dr. Racheotes has occupied leadership positions on governing boards in the areas of mental health, associations for the blind and visually impaired, and for the preservation of local history. Having retired as Emeritus Professor from Framingham to spend more time with family, to pursue his many writing interests, and to devote more energy to practicing the musical instruments he enjoys, Racheotes lives in Boston and on Cape Cod with his wife Pat.