College Programs Faculty

College Degree Faculty

The Ashworth College degree faculty have an impressive array of credentials and experience in online instruction. As college instructors, they ensure that our college programs are challenging and up to date, and are dedicated to assisting in your smooth progress to graduation.

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Kevin Adu, M.B.A., Mercer University

Kevin has experience in managed care including working with HMOs, PPOs, Medicare and Medicaid, IPAs and PHOs. For many years he has held various marketing roles, including ownership of an independent consulting practice. Specialty in Healthcare Marketing.


Jill W. Anderson, M.Ed., Clemson University, magna cum laude

Jill has taught kindergarten through fifth grade, and has led workshops on the multi-age classroom and using literacy centers. Specialty in Early Childhood Literacy.


Michele Arpin, M.B.A., Rollins College

Michele has more than 20 years of corporate management experience with special expertise in call center operations, events marketing and association management. She also has significant experience as a course author, curriculum developer and educator. Specialties in Business Ethics; Business Communication and Marketing Management.

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Dennis Balsam, M.P.H., Emory University

Dennis is an experienced health educator with a broad background in managed care, new business development, strategic planning and healthcare operations. He is president of a healthcare financial services firm. Specialty in Managed Healthcare.


Richard Barrett, C.P.A., M.S., J.D., University of St. Francis

Richard has broad experience as an attorney, accountant and tax specialist and is currently the contract manager for a large hospital. Specialties in Healthcare Economics and Finance.


Kenneth Bausch, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute

Kenneth is a noted speaker, author and educator, bringing broad wisdom and a strong grasp of contemporary healthcare issues to the study of ethics. Specialties in Healthcare and Human Resources.


Noelle Bee, Ph.D., Florida State University

Noelle worked in the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Office of Early Learning, and is currently the Vice President of Early Childhood Education at Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida. Specialties: Early Childhood Education.


Peter Bergevin, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Peter is a widely respected expert in accounting and finance. During his distinguished career he has been a college professor, authored books, articles and case studies, and lectured worldwide. Specialties in Finance Statements and Accounting.


Evan H. Bergwall, Jr., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Evan is VP of an international marketing and consulting firm, a licensed psychologist and career planning consultant, and an experienced college professor. Specialties in Business Ethics and Culture.


Jack Bernard, M.S. in Public Administration, Georgia State University; Certificate in Health Policy, Planning and Regulation, Harvard University

Jack has held top executive positions with hospitals and health maintenance organizations. He is an expert in strategic planning and is widely published. Specialities in Healthcare Politics and Policy.


Nadia Blake, M.B.A., York University

Nadia has over ten years of experience as a mathematics lecturer and facilities engineer. She also has significant experience working as a project manager for a real estate development company. Specialties in Engineering and Construction.


Norman Bottom, Ph.D., Claremont State University

Norman is an experienced graduate professor, business manager and international consultant on security matters. He has worked in several U.S. government intelligence agencies. Specialty in Workplace Security.


Hyacinth Broderick-Scott, Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Hyacinth is an accomplished human resources administrator whose innovative initiatives have helped healthcare providers improve efficiency and harmony in the workplace. Specialty in Human Resource Management.


LaTasha Brown, D.C.Sc., Enterprise Information Systems, Colorado Technical University; M.Sc.M., Colorado Technical University

LaTasha is an experienced computer science educator and Business Systems Analyst II. She is SAP ECC 6.0 certified. Specialties in Computer Repair and Computer Science.

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Latricia "Michelle" Carter, M.S.H.M. & M.B.A., American Intercontinental University

Michelle has worked in the healthcare industry for almost a decade managing various medical offices and working as a patient care technician. She has a wealth of experience to share with her students who are looking to work in the field of healthcare management or administration. She earned her BSN in 2003 and her Masters of Science in Healthcare Management and an MBA. Michelle has been teaching healthcare management and administration courses online since 2010. Specialty is Healthcare Management and Administration


Jim Cartsen, B.S.

Jim is a criminal justice professional with more than 27 years of public safety and leadership experience. Specialty in Ethics in Criminal Justice.


John Cascone, Ph.D., University of Georgia

John is a successful corporate executive who has taught graduate management courses. He is also an international management consultant. Specialty in Medical Sociology.


Russell Casey, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Russell is an accomplished sales expert and is widely published in marketing and business journals. He has owned and operated two distributive franchises. Specialty in Consumer Buying Behavior.


Terry Cochran, B.A., Brenau University

Terry is a security consultant and private investigator as well as CEO of her own company. She sits on the board of directors as security advisor for an international medical/safety company. She has 27 years of experience in many security specialties and is a corporate and governmental consultant. Specialty in Introduction to Security.


Tonya Collings Crombie, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Tonya consults with Fortune 500 and various public-sector clients in marketing, organizational development and project management. Specialties in Survey Research and Leadership and Motivation.

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Anthony Daniel, Ph.D., Walden University

Dr. Anthony D. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience as a middle, upper, and executive manager in the public sector. He served as a field probation officer and warden for the Georgia Department of Corrections, and served in management positions through which he emphasized security, operational management, leadership pipeline development, and performance management for large, complex organizations. He currently provides organizational development consulting to both the public and private sectors. He holds an SHRM-SCP from the Society of Human Resource Management. Specialties in Criminal Justice, Human Resource Management, and Security Management.


Robin Daniel, M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Florida International University

Robin believes that communication can unlock all kinds of doors and break down barriers. She has been teaching speech communication and English for more than 20 years at the collegiate level. She has also been a writing coach for several years. Specialties: Speech Communication and English Linguistics


Carl Davis, M.S., Georgia State University

During Carl's 23-year juvenile justice career, he served as a probation officer, clerk of court, and administrator of the largest juvenile court in Georgia. Specialty in Juvenile Justice.


Deann Deloney, B.S., Southern Illinois University

Deann has more than 35 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. She has worked as a consultant for major childcare companies. She has presented various workshops across the country on topics such as promoting positive guidance, developing developmentally appropriate practices, and curriculum implementation. Specialty in Juvenile Justice.


Paul Douglas, P.E., B.M.E., Georgia Institute of Technology

With more than 25 years of experience in engineering design and construction, Paul is a managing partner in a consulting engineering firm specializing in industrial facilities. Specialty in Project Scheduling.


Ashley Drysdale, M.A., Park University

With more than 25 years of experience in engineering design and construction, Paul is a managing partner in a consulting engineering firm specializing in industrial facilities. Specialty in Project Scheduling.

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Leo Eleuterius, M.B.A., Pepperdine University

Leo has been involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction projects, focusing on creating safe and healthy workplaces. He is currently a process safety engineer. Specialties in Construction Safety, Planning and Administration.


Suzanne Erickson, Ph.D., University of Washington

Suzanne is an experienced finance instructor and college administrator who has also been a corporate finance consultant. She recently coauthored her first book, Raising Entrepreneurial Capital. Specialty in Finance.

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Jennifer Faas, B.S., University of Georgia, magna cum laude

A recipient of the Georgia Teacher Promise award, Jennifer is an experienced first-grade teacher with particular interest in reading, language and literacy. Specialty in Child Development.


Sheila Fleming, M.S., Florida State University

Sheila, an experienced college teacher, faculty advisor and curriculum designer, has also provided consulting services on marketing communication issues to businesses. Specialty in Public Relations.


Robert Freeborough, Ph.D., Capella University

Robert has been teaching in higher education for 8 years in both online and traditional classroom environments. He has 17 years of leadership and management experience, primarily in non-profits which has enabled him to effectively consult with nonprofit leaders to identify and catalyze growth opportunities. Rob has a PhD in Organization and Management, a Masters of Business Administration, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Specialties in Online Education, Organizational Health, Management Coaching.


Diahanna Fuller, D.H.A., Cappella University

Dr. Fuller has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has dedicated research efforts to healthcare delivery and policy in the U.S., global healthcare, and healthcare laws and ethics. Specialties is Healthcare and Public Health.

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Christen Garcia, M.H.R.M., The Keller Graduate School of Business; J.D., The John Marshall Law School

Christen has more than 17 years of progressive experience as a human resource professional which included recruiting, training, and employee relations for both union and non-union environments. She has offered advice, guidance, and training for employees and line management regarding the complexities and nuances of human resources. Specialties in Human Resources Management and Paralegal Studies.


Ronelle Genser, M.A., State University of West Georgia

A successful worldwide sales manager and president of an international sales and marketing consulting firm, Ronelle is a noted speaker at corporate seminars and international trade associations. Specialties in Sales and Marketing.


Vincent Giordano, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Vincent has over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Much of his academic focus has been on criminal justice courses. However, Vincent also has taught human services courses and supervised several dissertations. In addition to his teaching experience, Vincent has also published several academic articles. Some of these articles can be found in the Journal of Drug Issues and Corrections Today. Specialty: Human Services; Criminal Justice.


Valerie Grapshi, B.S. and B.S., Florida Atlantic University

Valerie is a reimbursement manager and certified medical coder. She has worked in nearly every medical specialty in a variety of business functions, with an emphasis on healthcare compliance. Specialty in Medical Coding.


Kay Green, D.B.A., Argosy University

For over 10 years, Kay has provided specialized marketing consultation and instruction to clients and students both domestically and abroad. Certified in both instructional design and online instruction, Kay’s mission is to provide high-quality, innovative, expertise through practical application in the virtual classroom. Specialties in Marketing, Management, and Business


Bettye Griffin, Ph.D., Cappella University

Dr. Bettye has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education as an educator, administrator, and advocate from the private and nonprofit sectors. For over five years, Bettye served as CEO of a non-profit organization she founded, C.E. Williams, YMHCC, where she worked with state agencies to provide mental health services to underserved and underrepresented youths in California. Specialties in Psychology and Security Management.


Sherry Grover, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Sherry has spent the last 23 years working in various business/professional positions in the healthcare environment at a major hospital. In addition, she has been teaching online for the past eight years. She has taught various bachelors and masters courses in healthcare, public health, health education and health and wellness. Specialties in Health Studies and Health Care Management.

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Carol D. Hansen, Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Carol is a professor of human resource development (HRD) at a large research university in the southeastern United States. She teaches courses in organizational culture, intercultural organizational behavior, and the diagnosis of HRD interventions. Specialty in International Human Relations Management.


Deborah Hargis, Ed.D., Boston University

Deborah is the owner and principal consultant of a professional training, organization, development and consulting firm. She is an expert in curriculum design and management training. Specialties in Strategic Management; Training and Development.


Lois Harrison, M.Ed., Georgia Southern University

Lois is an experienced English educator who was honored with a Teacher of the Year award and two STAR teacher recognitions. She has edited professional manuscripts and developed higher education curricula. Specialty in English.


Brett Hart, M.P.A., University of Georgia

A Certified Jail Manager, Brett also holds certifications as a jailer, peace officer, departmental training officer, and police instructor. Specialties in Corrections and Criminal Behavior.


LaVerne Williamson Hill, Ph.D., University of Georgia

LaVerne has been a professor of sociology and political science and is a recognized expert in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, family violence and juvenile delinquency. Specialty in Criminal Justice.


Tango R. Hill, Ph.D., Berne University

Tango is an innovative educator who has taught and worked in the fields of international business, political science, human resources, project management, career planning and defense security. Specialties in International Business and Strategic Management.


Paul Hoffman, Esq., Cumberland School of Law, Scholar of Merit

Paul is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He recently served as a superior court case researcher and as a discovery supervisor for a class-action insurance fraud suit in Birmingham. Specialties in Law and Legal Research and Writing.


Carol Holmes, M.A., University of Chicago

Carol's work experience includes over 15 years in the field of Anthropology, Social Research, and ESL adult education. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in Georgia (USA) and Brazil. She has also studied the present-day science of Genomics. Carol's academic experience includes private ESL instruction with adults and children. She has taught ESL in South Korea, where she prepared young adults for college-level work in American universities. Carol also has experience developing curricula, private instruction on academic and technical writing as well as acclimating recent immigrants to the American corporate-business environment through cultural immersion courses. Specialty in Anthropology


Michael K. Hooper, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Michael is an expert in security, policing and criminal investigation, and is a member of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. Specialties in Public Policy and Criminal Justice.


Nicole L. House, J.D., Georgia State University College of Law

Nicole has worked as director of practice management and director of marketing for a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Previous to that, Nicole was a staff attorney in the Atlanta Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission. Her experience also includes 12 years as a law firm administrator. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Specialties in American Government and Criminal Law and Procedure.

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Bruce Johnson, D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Bruce is currently an assistant professor of accounting at Dakota State University in South Dakota where he teaches Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Accounting Systems, and Nonprofit Accounting. Specialty in Managerial Accounting.


Wendell A. Johnson, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Wendell is a sociologist at the Emory University School of Medicine and is an expert in the study of white collar crime, gangs and community development. Specialty in Corporate Crime.


Chyteal Jones, B.S., Herzing University

Chyteal has focused on administration and training roles for most of her career. She co-owns and operates an electrical company that contracts with new and existing residential and commercial properties. She is certified in electrical construction and maintenance and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Specialties in Construction Management and Early Childhood Education.


Jocelyn Jones, M.S., Walden University

A passionate educator with over a decade of experience, Jocelyn currently owns and operates an in-home daycare, and also runs various babysitter training camps. Additionally, she works for the Council for Professional Recognition as a professional development specialist, where she mentors and coaches candidates applying for their Child Development Associate certification. Jocelyn also observes and monitors candidates in various classroom settings.


Susan Smith Jones, J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude

Susan has been a licensed attorney since 1986. She has taught legal research and writing at Emory University, and continues to practice law on a contract basis. Specialties in Tort Law and Civil Litigation.

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Brian Kelly, B.S., Iowa State University

Brian, a Master Investigator, owns a successful investigative agency. He has extensive law enforcement experience, serving as a deputy sheriff and homicide investigator, with particular interest in domestic violence cases. Specialty in Criminal Investigation.


Catherine Kelly, M.B.A., University of Central Florida; B.S. Marketing, University of Central Florida

Catherine has more than nine years of leadership experience in retail sales. She has worked with national retailers such as dELiA*s, Old Navy, and Nordstrom. She was awarded the 4th Quarter All-Star award at Nordstrom in 2012. She has also worked in Human Resources. Catherine has consistently focused on training others throughout her retail career. Specialties in Retail Management; Marketing and Business Administration.

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John Lamutt, P.E., B.S., University of Colorado, cum laude

A licensed engineer with extensive experience in all aspects of construction project management, John has been a company owner, land developer, and contractor. Projects have ranged from small subdivisions to multi-million dollar mass transit systems. Specialty in Cost Estimating.


Gayle R. Link, Ph.D., Stanford University

Gayle has broad experience in product development, manufacturing research, project management, risk-value chain analysis and organizational dynamics. She has worked as an independent consultant. Specialty in Project Management.


John E. Long, R.H.E., C.M.M.

John has more than 17 years of medical office management experience. Her areas of expertise include financial issues, marketing and personnel benefits associated with group practices. Specialties in Medical Office Management; Medical Terminology and Health Records Management.


Melissa H. Lorenz, M.Ed., Mercer University

Melissa is a certified early childhood educator and experienced elementary school teacher. She has led many workshops for teachers of young children. Specialty in Early Childhood Guidance and Discipline.


Sally Lozada, Ph.D., Cappella University

Dr. Sally Lozada has nearly 20 years of professional and academic experience primarily focused on higher education administration. Following time in the Peace Corps teaching English, Sally began her career as an Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. Her administrative work at a public two-year college focused on quality orientation to ensure students got off to a strong start on their educational journey. Specialty in English.


James A. Lumpp, Ph.D., University of Missouri

James has taught college-level advertising and marketing for many years. As a consultant, he has assisted more than 200 clients, including Fortune 500 firms, in marketing, research, planning and more. Specialties in Advertising and Marketing.


Pat Lupica, M.S., University of San Diego

Pat is an instructor at the University of San Diego in the areas of Supply Chain and Operations Management, and is President of LNK Consulting, which is a value chain integration company. Specialty in Retail Supply Chain Management.

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Loretta Maples, M.S., Rollins College

Loretta, a registered medical technologist, is a consultant for medical office management, specializing in lab administration, OSHA compliance and computerized billing. Specialties in Medical Office Management; Medical Coding and Medical Terminology.


Matt Mashburn, J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude

Matt is a partner in a busy regional law firm focusing on real estate, secured financing and landlord/tenant law. He is a noted seminar speaker and college professor. While at UGA, he was a member of several academic honor societies. Specialty in Real Estate Law.


John “Bill” Mauzey, M.A., Northwest Missouri State University

Bill Mauzey has over 25 years of professional and education experience focused on history, humanities, geography and education. Bill has also worked in retail in the jewelry industry where he earned a degree as a graduate gemologist. Specialties in European History and American History.


Martin McAuliffe, J.D., Suffolk University

Martin is an experienced criminal justice professor, criminal prosecutor, and defense attorney. Specialty in Criminal Law and Procedure.


Shamonica McGill, M.S., Clayton State University

Shamonica has over eight years of experience with helping and teaching people. She works as a Resource Manager at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing referrals for families seeking low cost medical providers, counselors, parenting resources, and legal aid. Shamonica has also conducted initial screenings for the Department of Public Health through Children 1st. Specialty in Psychology.


Ginger S. McRae, J.D., University of Georgia, summa cum laude

A noted speaker and expert on employment law, Ginger practiced law for nearly two decades. She currently provides employee practices consulting to businesses. Specialty in Employment Law.


Robert J. Meadows, Ed.D., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Robert is a Certified Protection Professional, author and member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, an international scholarly research association. Specialty in Workplace Security.


Victoria Miller, Ph.D., Georgia State University

Victoria is an experienced college marketing educator who has taught abroad. She has provided independent consulting services for growing companies, including spearheading marketing services for a successful fitness training business. Specialty in Consumer Behavior.


Stephen Moon, B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; B.Arch., University of Kentucky

Stephen is an AIA-registered architect who has operated his own practice and worked for prestigious architectural firms. He is active in several civic and professional organizations. Specialties in Construction Methods; Drawings and Specifications.


Laura Jean Moriarty, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Laura is a widely published criminal justice author who has conducted extensive research in such topics as violent crime, juvenile justice, drug abuse and victimology. Specialties in Survey Research and Criminal Justice.

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David M. Nemi, M.S., State University College of New York

David is a professor of marketing/retailing at Niagara County Community College where he is also the coordinator of the Retail Management Program. David is also a marketing/retail consultant with the Niagara Small Business Development Center, and sits on many boards from million-dollar corporations to nonprofit organizations. Specialty in Retail Employee Management.

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Victor Oladapo, D.B.A., Argosy University

Victor is an influential and performance-focused professional with a stellar record of achievement in HR leadership. He has been teaching in higher education for seven years. He has completed an immense amount of research in the field and with many of those being published. Specialties in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Public Administration.


Gail Olmsted, M.B.A., University of New Haven

Gail is an assistant professor at Springfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts. She teaches courses in marketing, retailing, and entrepreneurship, and serves as the campus liaison for entrepreneurship and business development. Specialty in Retail Loss Prevention.


Tim Otte, M.B.A., University of St. Thomas

Tim has worked in the world of corporate finance for over 20 years. He currently provides financial consulting services to the retail and restaurant industries and is a former stockbroker. Specialties in Finance, Banking and Investments.

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Judy Parker, M.B.A., American Graduate School of International Management

Judy is president/founder of Birch Associates, a business consulting company. For the past five years, she was the vice president of marketing at Optimum Health Enterprises. Specialty in Retail Quality Management.


Dwight Payne, J.D., Mercer University

Dwight, a practicing attorney, was formerly a uniformed patrol officer and police academy director and instructor. Now semiretired, he practices law for select clients. Specialties in Terrorism; Cyber Security; Homeland Security and Public Safety.


Cierrah Perrin, Ed.D., Argosy University; M.S.L., John Marshall Law School

Cierrah has been teaching online since 2013. She has her bachelor’s degree in English, her MSL with a focus on intellectual property law, and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership in Business and Technical Communications. Her academic studies and professional experience make her a great fit for teaching numerous types of law and writing courses. Specialties in Leadership, Communications, Intellectual Property Law, and English.


Russ Pomrenke, M.A., University of Baltimore

Russ has 16 years of police experience. He was a police captain and the Legal Unit Instructor at a Police Academy. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Specialty in Policing.


James E. Potter, M.S., University of California

A former captain in the U.S. Air Force, James has taught college-level courses in computer information systems and has authored 16 tutorial books on popular software applications. Specialties in Visual Basic; Database Processing; Systems Analysis and Design.


Carl Price, M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Carl has more than seven years of teaching experience in post secondary education. He also has experience as a geophysicist and motivational speaker. Specialty in Mathematics.

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Robert Rigney, M.A., University of Nevada

Robert has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience focused on education, politics, and economics. He has worked in the Nevada, Washington, and Georgia State legislatures on a variety of issues. He has conducted research on a number of public policy issues from transportation to works compensation, transportation, and educational issues. Robert has experience teaching and developing courses for both on-line and on-ground classes at several different colleges and universities. He is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate. Specialties in History, Public Policy, and Law.


John Rinciari, M.A., New School for Social Research, M.A., William Patterson University

John Rinciari has 20 years of experience as a college instructor including ten years of experience instructing online courses. John spent nine years as a Public Health Preparedness Representative where he was responsible for the management and oversight of a grant program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Health and Human Services. John worked with county health departments and hospitals to ensure effective implementation of preparedness actions for all hazard disasters. He also coordinated preparedness and response efforts for a regional office of New York State Department of Health to ensure regularly scheduled programs and classes to strengthen community response to disasters. Specialties in Sociology, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief.


Tanisha Rodgers, Ed.D., Argosy-Atlanta University

Tanisha has 11 years of teaching experience. She has a passion for helping students to learn new and innovative ways to incorporate science in their everyday lives. Specialties in Educational Leadership, Science and Biology.


Robert Rodriguez, Ph.D., Capella University

Robert is a well-known health industry executive and author. He has achieved success directing the marketing, finance, and business development functions for hospitals and other health-related firms. Specialty in Healthcare.


Kristiansson Roth, Ph.D., Ball State University

A licensed clinical psychologist and therapist, Kris has worked in outpatient, inpatient, consulting and industrial settings. Currently, he provides individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy and psychological testing. Specialty in Psychology.


Mark R. Rucks, M.S., University of Wisconsin

Mark is an experienced corporate human resource strategy consultant. He has successfully designed, developed and implemented compensation and benefits programs and policies for several Fortune 500 companies. Specialty in Compensation and Benefits.


Tracy Ryan, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy is a Fulbright Scholar who has taught and consulted on marketing issues internationally. As an author, her work on web research has been broadly published. Specialties in Advertising; Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research.

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Amanda Sanchoo, M.S.C.J., University of Central Florida

Amanda has five years of professional and academic experience focused on Criminal Justice and the education field. She has also worked for the Teen Court system of Lake County, FL where she assisted with punishments for juvenile delinquents. Specialty in Criminal Justice.


El Serrant, M.B.A., DeVry University

El has over 12 years of experience in Marketing. She has worked for many large companies including Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a strong skill-set that she is excited to share with students who are entering into this exciting field. Specialties in Marketing and Accounting.


Saleem Shah, M.S., Spertus College

Saleem is certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the Multi-Hazard Safety Program for Schools, and holds various other certifications through the United Nations Disaster Training Program and the American Red Cross. Specialty in Incident Command Systems.


Ben Sharpton, M.S., Rollins College

Ben has vast experience in the management of human resources. He is also a noted expert in instructional design, delivery and facilitation. Specialties in Healthcare and Human Resource Management.


Brent Smith, Ph.D., Purdue University

Brent served two years in the U.S. Army as an instructor in the Department of Military Police Operations and taught a counter-terrorism course at the U.S. Army's Military Police School. He moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1981 where he served as professor and chair of the Department of Justice Sciences. In July 2003, Brent joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas. Specialty in Security.


Melanie St. Jean, Ph.D., Madison University

Melanie is currently a professor at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, teaching retail-related courses. She has worked for several retail organizations, along with many new start-up and independent retailers in the areas of sales, multilevel management, product development and buying. Specialty in Retail Buying.


David R. Struckhoff, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

David, author of the book The American Sheriff, is a criminology professor, diagnostic sociologist, and consultant to the American Correctional Association. Specialty in Investigating Difference.


Cheryl Syrett, B.S., Indiana University

Cheryl is an experienced advertising agency media and account manager who has worked with many high-profile companies. Specialties in Retailing and Integrated Marketing Communications.

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James Terrell, B.A., University of Georgia

A state-certified private security instructor and a state-licensed private investigator, Jimmy is currently the director of security for a property management firm that serves Fortune 500 clients. Specialty in Private Security.


Mary Lynn Thaxton, Ph.D., Georgia State University

As a psychological consultant, Mary Lynn focuses on mood disorders, addiction, gerontology, sexual abuse and spirituality. She has taught university classes and conducted over 40 workshops. Specialty in Social Problems.


Richard Thurman, M.E.D., Concordia University; M.B.A., American InerContinental University

Richard Thurman has over 28 years of business experience primarily in financial services. Spending the majority of his career in banking operations, Richard was a successful reconciler, team leader, work coordinator and a consumer dispute supervisor. Richard was also instrumental in automating the consumer dispute process with the ResQue credit reporting on-line software. He has also written training manuals, conducted training workshops and managed a corporate move between states. Specialty in Early Childhood Education.


Edward Tomlinson, Ph.D., Ohio State University

Edward is a prolific author, lecturer and researcher in the areas of human resources and organizational management. He is also an experienced and respected college professor, recognized for his expertise in compensation issues. Specialty in Compensation Management.

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Megan Vrono, E.D.S., Piedmont College

Megan's academic experience predominantly focuses on teaching in an elementary setting. She has had many leadership roles and responsibilities throughout her career. Megan has chaired and co chaired a variety of committees: from identifying talented and gifted students to preparing professional development courses for other staff and faculty members. Megan was awarded Teacher of the Year 2010-2011 at Lake Forest Elementary in Atlanta, GA. Specialty in Early Childhood Education.

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Keith Wade, D.B.A., Argosy University

Keith’s work experience includes over 18 years of business and finance experiences with Fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motor Company and Pittney Bowes. Some of his duties were to develop yearly plant budgets for all of Powertrain, totaling more than $80 million. Keith has a passion for higher education and for working with students who are excited about beginning their own personal careers. He has more than a decade of experience as an online instructor in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Specialty in Finance.


Crystal Waldrop, M.S., University of West Alabama

Crystal has over 14 years of experience in education and psychology and has knowledge in human growth and child development. She currently works at a private school and has vast knowledge of the educational needs of her students. Her work experience has given her the skills needed to create new strategies and approaches to help her students in the learning process and recognize possible improvements. Crystal also has experience in managing and coordinating unique classroom curriculum for the learning essentials of each student. Specialty in Counseling Psychology.


Gerard Waring, B.B.A., Hofstra University

Gerard retired as a Special Agent of the FBI after 26 years of investigative assignments involving violent crime, white collar crime, organized crime, and foreign counterintelligence. Specialties in Criminal Investigation and Report Writing.


Wendy Webb, J.D., Indiana University

Wendy has served as a staff attorney for a state attorney general's office, where she litigated thousands of cases. She has also worked at a litigation firm and trained legal assistants. Specialties in Paralegalism, Law Office Management and Family Law.


John Weimers, C.P.A., M.S., Roosevelt University

John is an experienced college professor and administrator. He has held executive-level management and marketing positions with international companies and is a C.P.A. Specialty in Managerial Accounting.


Bernice Werzberger, B.A., Queens College

Bernice is an author, illustrator, inventor and educator, with more than 25 years of professional teaching and classroom administration experience. She founded a company that develops interactive learning materials. Specialties in Early Childhood Creative Expression and Play; Art and Creative Development.


Jerlin White, M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Jerlin has 15 years of management experience in the business world. She also has more than five years of experience as an instructor in online education. in addition to experience as an instructor of traditional on ground courses as well.


Sara Willox, Ph.D., Capella University

Sara has 13 years of experience in nonprofit management and 5 years of experience teaching in higher education. She publishes and presents at professional and academic conferences and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Sustainability through Harvard University. Specialties in Business Management and Organizational Development.


Mike Williams, B.A., Widener University, Certified TSA Trainer

Mike is a retired federal agent who worked in law enforcement for 18 years. As a certified Transportation Security Administration trainer, Mike has trained hundreds of security supervisors and screeners across the nation. Specialty in Aviation Security.


Omari Williams, M.S., Webster University; B.S., Bethune-Cookman University

Omari has been a commodities broker on Wall Street in New York City since 2008. Omari has traded commodity derivatives as a licensed Series 3 broker and has sold and merchandised physical commodities in the wholesale and retail markets. Specialty in Commodity Trading/Sales.


Kimberley Winfield, M.Ed., Kennesaw State University

Kimberley has six years of experience in higher education, including two years in administration. She also has seven years of classroom experience, including five years at a charter school teaching first grade and one year at an alternative school teaching middle school math. Kimberley has held several different leadership roles and has a lot of enthusiasm and passion for both early childhood and adult education. Curriculum Action Team for five years. Specialty in Early Childhood Education.

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Luke Zakrzewski, P.E., B.S., University of Wisconsin

Luke, a licensed engineer and experienced surveyor, has served as the superintendent for multi-million-dollar water and wastewater construction contracts throughout the Southeast. Specialty in Construction Surveying.


Allan Zeitlin, J.D., New England School of Law

An experienced college professor, Allan is also a seasoned manager and human resources professional with vast experience in the design and administration of employee benefits, executive compensation and performance incentive planning. Specialty in Employment Benefits; Staffing and Recruitment.


Madison Zulak, M.A., Art History

Madison has a passion for art history that she is always enthusiastic to share with students. She has had industry experience working in galleries and the High Museum of Art. Specialty: Art History.

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