Dr. Stephen O Dean co-founded the Fusion Power Associates in 1979, with Drs. Nick Krall and Alvin Trivelpiece. Dr. Dean has led this organization since its' founding. The FPA has been providing coordination and communication among leading fusion research institutions for the past four decades. Dr. Dean holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Maryland and is the author of "Search for the Ultimate Energy Source." In our interview we discuss the history of fusion research stretching back into the 50's.