Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively” I nurture a student-centered learning environment as a Lecturer in the College of Business Administration at Jumeira University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I have additional experience as an adjunct instructor, corporate trainer, and instructional designer bolstered by my background as a writer, marketer, and speaker.
At Jumeira University I teach business courses to male and female undergraduate students on campus in a unique single-gender environment, designing curriculum aligned with the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research standards. Focused on nurturing a student-centered learning environment, I remain focused on knowledge advancement by engaging students with practical coursework and assessments while inspiring them towards lifelong learning.
As an adjunct instructor I have taught business, communication, and computer application courses for Antioch University, National University, UCLA Extension, UC Santa Barbara Extension and other academic institutions. In corporate settings I have conducted business writing, communication, and decision making seminars. As an instructional designer I create courses delivered on campus and online with learning management systems including Blackboard, Canvas, eCollege, edX, Moodle, and Sakai.
A lifelong writer, I have authored scholarly papers, feature articles, and Doctorious, a blog about my adventures with adjunctivitis – along with “EdX E-Learning Course Development,” a book for educators creating courses with the edX learning management system. With more than a dozen years of experience as a marketer and consultant, I have managed people, products, and projects in the healthcare, non-profit, and technology segments. A charismatic speaker I connect with audiences using sincerity and storytelling.
Educationally, I earned an MBA from Woodbury University and a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UC Santa Barbara, where I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. I also completed coursework in an organizational leadership doctoral program at Pepperdine University.
Raised near San Francisco, but born in Boston, I am a Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox fan. Fascinated with flight, I’ve had a lifelong love of aviation, science fiction, and comic book superheroes — especially Superman. When I am earthbound you can find me living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
I welcome an opportunity to learn with you and invite you to contact me. While here you can:
- Understand my teaching philosophy and teaching interests.
- Read descriptions of courses I’ve developed and teach.
- Review a list of the various clients for whom I’ve consulted.
- Explore my academic and professional writing credits.
- Look at my speaking engagements and presentations.
- Read kudos from clients, colleagues, and students.
- View samples of my course materials and syllabi.
- Follow a stream of my tweets and my blog.
- Contact me directly or by social media.