I have been with Westminster College since 2020 and currently teach as an Adjunct Facuity in Business Administration. Currently I teach Business Law and Ethics and other MBA courses. Prior to teaching at Westminster College, I taught doctoral/PhD level courses in business and research at Northcentral University and Trident University. I also have a long history serving as Dissertation Committee Chair for doctoral research as well as serving as Subject Matter Expert for policy research. My academic background also includes serving as Assistant Director for Webster University in Southern Maryland. I am also a peer reviewer for multiple scientific and academic journals. My passion for teaching and dedication to giving back to the next genreation of leaders are the driving forces behind my academic roles.
I am is a recognized social policy expert and Behavioral Health researcher with demonstrated capabilities in sociological issues (reducing veteran homelessness, community development, civic engagement, and poverty) and behavioral health research (the psychological impacts of poverty on child development and learning, school behavioral health implementation, the effects of stroke on the brain, and geographic psychology) with expertise utilizing both mixed methods and exploratory research methodologies. I also focus on social policy and legal research.
I am a dedicated Social Scientist and Social Entrepreneur focusing primarily on the socioeconomic, psychological, and social effects of mental illness in today's society. I have served almost 10 years in the intelligence community promoting cyber security, information sharing, and critical infrastructure protection.
My research expertise also include post–deployment combat stress, epidemiology of PTSD in military personnel & veterans, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), utilizing multi-dimensional assessment to guide treatment of co-occurring disorders in child and adolescent development, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
I served ten years as a federal employee first as a Business Consultant with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). I then served as Executive Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). Most recently I served as a Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Army (DA). I also served eight years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Infantry, from 1998 – 2006 including a tour in Iraq in 2003.
Doctorate - Law and Policy: Northeastern University
Master of Business Administration - with Emphasis in Procurement and Acquisitions Management: Webster University
Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with Minor in Finance: Columbia College
Bachelor of Theology: International Theological Seminary of California
Certifications: Behavioral/Mental Health, Stroke Scale Assessment, Good Clinical Practice
Area of Expertise
* Behavioral Health
* Mental Health
* Public Health
* Public Policy
* Legal Studies
* Public Administration/National Security/Cybersecurity