A.S. in Management from Thomas Edison State College B.A. in History with a minor in Economics from the University of Maryland M.A. in Business from Jones International University
After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1974 I began working for a consumer finance company and later moved to Colorado to work for a credit card company. In 1983 I began a 31 year career in banking, primarily in the business lending area but also in staff management and commercial loan portfolio management. I also taught in the evenings at CFT, a bank training school. In 2014 I retired from banking. but continue today as an instructor at Colorado Heights University.
I am a firm believer in a mix of, lecture, active student participation and team based learning. I am committed to experiential learning, a process through which students can also develop knowledge, skills and values from direct experiences outside the traditional classroom setting.
I believe that a healthy mind goes hand in hand with a healthy body. To that end I am an avid reader and writer, and have been teaching or lecturing part time for much of the last 15 years. Additionally I remain an active runner, bike rider, and together with my wife and oldest daughter, a practitioner of yoga through classes and meditation.
As a young soldier I was assigned to Vietnam while in the U.S. Army which included a brief vacation to Taiwan. I also spent time in the northern part of Thailand near the Laotian border before returning home and leaving the military. Recently, my wife and I toured Italy while visiting my youngest daughter who was attending school in Florence at the time. In all cases I was able to experience the various cultures and meet genuinely interesting people, many of whom I will never forget.