Welcome

I am a teacher, researcher, and trainer with more than 25 years of experience writing, speaking, and  consulting.  Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively” I develop undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and marketing for delivery in person, via blended learning, and online.

After teaching across Southern California, I embraced an expat opportunity in Dubai where I educate undergraduates at the American University in the Emirates. Leveraging active learning strategies, I also facilitate corporate training on business writing, creativity and innovation, and emotional intelligence for entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 employee, and government officials.

Intersecting humanity, industry, and technology, my research has been published in peer-reviewed journal articles, trade publications, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings with additional articles appearing in magazines and newspapers. My interests artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, digital economy, digital marketing, educational technology, entrepreneurship education, global virtual teams, innovation, internet of things (IoT), and the sharing economy.

A charismatic speaker, I use sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences. You might also find me acting in student films, appearing in television commercials, or performing as a voice over artist; I have also appeared on three game shows.

An award-winning writer, a report I prepared for defendants in a copyright infringement lawsuit earned them $500,000 in previously suspended royalties. For more than a decade I have also authored Doctorious, a blog about my adventures in academia. As a consultant, I craft curriculum, create marketing collateral, develop websites, design blogs, and launch courses in learning management systems.

A lifelong learner, I am studying for a PhD in Business Administration with the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. A participant in the United Arab Emirates Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Program, I recently completed design thinking training at Stanford University. I hold an MBA from Woodbury University and a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from UC Santa Barbara (with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa distinction).

When asked why teaching and research are my tenure I explain, “Education empowers me to influence individuals and impact organizations while improving myself in the process.”

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