Wayne Mahood grew up in Illinois and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Hamilton College, the University of Illinois and Syracuse University, respectively. He taught social studies in Elmhurst, Illinois, then taught at SUNY-Geneseo from 1969 to 1994, where he chaired the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Wayne received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1976 and was named Distinguished Service Professor, 1994.
Here is a list of some of his published books: The Plymouth Pilgrims (Longstreet House, 1989); Charlie Mosher's Civil War: From Fair Oaks to Andersonville with the Plymouth Pilgrims (Longstreet House, 1994); 'Written in Blood': A History of the 126th New York Vols. (Longstreet House, 1997); The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth (DaCapo Press, 2003); Alexander 'Fighting Elleck' Hays: The Life of a Civil War General: From West Point to the Wilderness (McFarland, 2005); Fight All Day, March All Night (SUNY Press, 2012). He has also had articles in Civil War Times Illustrated, Civil War Regiments, North & South, The Gettysburg Magazine, et al.