I'M IN AND NOW I'm passionate about helping students see the world holistically.
Describe your educational and professional background.
I spent 30 years in business and marketing executive positions, mostly in the financial services industry. I saw first-hand the perils of the industry in the run up to its collapse in 2008. While in the industry, I completed four graduate degrees (JD - law; MBA in Human Resources; Masters in Financial Services; and a Ph.D. in Marketing). I have taught in all four disciplines at various schools for the past two decades.
How do you use this experience to help CTU students achieve their goals?
Students need to see the world as a whole. Many financial experts will tell you, for example, that finance is 90% marketing. And both of those disciplines require an impeccable ethical standard and a management technique that can provide a platform for avoiding the kinds of hubris and blindness that caused the debacle of the 2008 collapse of the financial services industry. I encourage heavy use of current events as a way to show how the world today fits with yesterday and therefore will continue to influence tomorrow.
What impresses you most about CTU students?
The dedication to accomplishing a higher education and its attendant degrees. It takes a special commitment for many of these students - who are holding down jobs and family responsibilities while going to school - to do what they are doing. We can only hope to provide the right platform to increase the student's odds of success; they deserve no less from us.