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About Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny first heard about Doctor D in 1986, when Doctor D found a lucky coin that Penny had heard about. That coin wasn’t a penny, though. It was a nickel — but a very special nickel.

This is what Lucky Penny heard about that nickel from his other coin friends … Read More

About the Author

Doctor D earned his Ph.D. (with Honors) in Experimental Psychology in 1973. He then directed research and communications projects for two years at the Western Carolina Center in Morganton, North Carolina; nine years at the world-famous Boys Town (Nebraska); two years at the Emergency Medical Services Council (Omaha, Nebraska); six years at Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska); and three years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In 2001, Doctor D began offering services and products through The Deem Corporation on a full-time basis. He founded The Deem Corporation in 1984.

He has authored, coauthored, edited, or published over 200 works for other professionals and the general public. These works have included journal and magazine articles, book chapters, a college textbook, conference papers, a newspaper column, analyses of government health care regulations and lawsuits, etc. Many of these works cover research, training, or direct services for children.

Doctor D is grateful to be learning about, and sharing, Lucky Penny stories. It’s certainly more fun writing stories than it was when Doctor D picked fruits and beans in Oregon fields all day long during elementary school summers, or ground metal I-beams and bridge supports in an iron foundry during high school summers. It’s also more fun than washing dishes in the Student Union every night to help work his way through college. It might even be more fun than the four years that he played bass for a rock band in the 60’s, but it’s a bit early to tell. After all, the band went on road trips. Now those were fun!