Aaron "Antonio" Vessup, retired Professor Emeritus of Elgin Community College and founder of Cultures in Focus, is a Los Angeles native with over 30 years of experience in higher education. Having completed advanced studies in "Organizational Communications Conflict Management" at University of Pittsburgh, Antonio has dedicated his life to building cultural bridges through art.
Today, Antonio divides his time between Las Vegas, Nevada and Beijing, China. He continues to work as a lecturer, international photographer, and has published several books. Additional works include lectures on cultural outdoor media campaigns, which explore seven world cultures, and a collection of world essays entitled "Beyond Cultural Anxieties: Ingredients of Fear, Quests for Character."