Emerson Klees has a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.B.A. degree from New York University, and a M.A. degree in English Literature (Creative Writing Track) from the State University of New York — College at Brockport. He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association and a past member of the Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission and the New York Historical Association. Buy books here
Emerson is an Eastman Kodak Company retiree. From 1993 to 1999, he taught entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial field studies, and work organizations as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is Editor/Publisher of Friends of the Finger Lakes Publishing and its imprint Cameo Press.
Emerson has written five books in a human values series: One Plus One Equals Three — Pairing Man/Woman Strengths: Role Models of Teamwork (1998), Entrepreneurs in History — Success vs. Failure: Entrepreneurial Role Models (1999), Staying With It: Role Models of Perseverance (1999), The Drive to Succeed: Role Models of Motivation (2002), and The Will to Stay With It: Role Models of Determination (2002). He has also written two books about New York State, The Crucible of Ferment: New York’s “Psychic Highway” (2001), and The Iroquois Confederacy: History and Legends (2003) and ten books about the Finger Lakes Region of New York State:
Persons, Places, and Things In the Finger Lakes Region (1993, 2000)
Persons, Places, and Things Around the Finger Lakes Region (1994, 2005)
People of the Finger Lakes Region (1995)
Legends and Stories of the Finger Lakes Region (1995)
The Erie Canal in the Finger Lakes Region (1996)
Underground Railroad Tales With Routes Through the Finger Lakes Region (1997)
More Legends and Stories of the Finger Lakes Region (1997)
The Women’s Rights Movement and the Finger Lakes Region (1998)
Wineries of the Finger Lakes Region (2000, 2003)
Rochester Lives (2004)
Emerson and his wife, Patricia, live in Rochester, New York. They have three grown children.