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Degree Faculty

Meet our college degree faculty

Our college degree faculty consists of experienced, credentialed educators who are dedicated to fully supporting your academic attainments. Realizing that the journey can be a challenge, they aim to make your online learning experience one that is straightforward and enjoyable. From explanations to encouragement, each of our college instructors is devoted to your higher education journey and preparing you for a better future.

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

Specialty: Healthcare Marketing

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.


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

Specialty: Early Childhood Literacy

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


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

Specialty: Business Ethics; Business Communication and Marketing Management

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.

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

Specialty: Managed Healthcare

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.


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

Specialty: Healthcare Economics and Finance

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


Kenneth Bausch, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute

Specialty: Healthcare and Human Resources

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


Noelle Bee, Ph.D., Florida State University

Specialty: Early Childhood Education

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.


Peter Bergevin, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Specialty: Finance Statements and Accounting

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.


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

Specialty: Business Ethics and Culture

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


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

Specialty: Healthcare Politics and Policy

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


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

Specialty: Engineering and Construction

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.


Norman Bottom, Ph.D., Claremont State University

Specialty: Workplace Security

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


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

Specialty: Human Resource Management

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


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

Specialty: Computer Repair and Computer Science

LaTasha is an experienced computer science educator and Business Systems Analyst II. She is SAP ECC 6.0 certified.

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

Specialty: Healthcare Management and Administration

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.


Jim Cartsen, B.S.

Specialty: Ethics in Criminal Justice

Jim is a criminal justice professional with more than 27 years of public safety and leadership experience.


John Cascone, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Specialty: Medical Sociology

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


Russell Casey, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Specialty: Consumer Buying Behavior

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


Terry Cochran, B.A., Brenau University

Specialty: Introduction to Security

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.


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

Specialty: Survey Research and Leadership and Motivation

Tonya consults with Fortune 500 and various public-sector clients in marketing, organizational development and project management.

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Anthony Daniel, Ph.D., Walden University

Specialty: Criminal Justice, Human Resource Management, and Security Management

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.


Carl Davis, M.S., Georgia State University

Specialty: Juvenile Justice

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.


Deann Deloney, B.S., Southern Illinois University

Specialty: Juvenile Justice

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.


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

Specialty: Project Scheduling

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.


Ashley Drysdale, M.A., Park University

Specialty: Project Scheduling

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.

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

Specialty: Construction Safety, Planning and Administration

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.


Suzanne Erickson, Ph.D., University of Washington

Specialty: Finance

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.

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

Specialty: Child Development

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


Sheila Fleming, M.S., Florida State University

Specialty: Public Relations

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


Robert Freeborough, Ph.D., Capella University

Specialty: Online Education, Organizational Health, Management Coaching

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).


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

Specialty: Healthcare and Public Health

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.

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

Specialty: Human Resources Management and Paralegal Studies

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.


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

Specialty: Sales and Marketing

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.


Vincent Giordano, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Specialty: Human Services; Criminal Justice

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.


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

Specialty: Medical Coding

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.


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

Specialty: Marketing, Management, and Business

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.


Bettye Griffin, Ph.D., Cappella University

Specialty: Psychology and Security Management

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.


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

Specialty: Health Studies and Health Care Management

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.

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

Specialty: International Human Relations Management

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.


Deborah Hargis, Ed.D., Boston University

Specialty: Strategic Management; Training and Development

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.


Lois Harrison, M.Ed., Georgia Southern University

Specialty: English

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.


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

Specialty: Corrections and Criminal Behavior

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


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

Specialty: Criminal Justice

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.


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

Specialty: International Business and Strategic Management

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.


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

Specialty: Law and Legal Research and Writing

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.


Carol Holmes, M.A., University of Chicago

Specialty: Anthropology

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.


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

Specialty: Public Policy and Criminal Justice

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.


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

Specialty: American Government and Criminal Law and Procedure

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.

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

Specialty: Managerial Accounting

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.


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

Specialty: Corporate Crime

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.


Chyteal Jones, B.S., Herzing University

Specialty: Construction Management and Early Childhood Education

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).


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

Specialty: Tort Law and Civil Litigation

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.

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Brian Kelly, B.S., Iowa State University

Specialty: Criminal Investigation

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.


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

Specialty: Retail Management; Marketing and Business Administration

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.

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

Specialty: Cost Estimating

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.


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

Specialty: Project Management

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.


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

Specialty: Medical Office Management; Medical Terminology and Health Records Management

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.


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

Specialty: Early Childhood Guidance and Discipline

Melissa is a certified early childhood educator and experienced elementary school teacher. She has led many workshops for teachers of young children.


Sally Lozada, Ph.D., Cappella University

Specialty: English

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.


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

Specialty: Advertising and Marketing

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.


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

Specialty: Retail Supply Chain Management

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.

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Loretta Maples, M.S., Rollins College

Specialty: Medical Office Management; Medical Coding and Medical Terminology

Loretta, a registered medical technologist, is a consultant for medical office management, specializing in lab administration, OSHA compliance and computerized billing.


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

Specialty: Real Estate Law

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.


John "Bill" Mauzey, M.A., Northwest Missouri State University

Specialty: European History and American History

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.


Martin McAuliffe, J.D., Suffolk University

Specialty: Criminal Law and Procedure

Martin is an experienced criminal justice professor, criminal prosecutor, and defense attorney.


Shamonica McGill, M.S., Clayton State University

Specialty: Psychology

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.


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

Specialty: Employment Law

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


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

Specialty: Workplace Security

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


Victoria Miller, Ph.D., Georgia State University

Specialty: Consumer Behavior

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.


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

Specialty: Construction Methods; Drawings and Specifications

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.


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

Specialty: Survey Research and Criminal Justice

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.

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

Specialty: Retail Employee Management

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.

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

Specialty: Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Public Administration

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.


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

Specialty: Retail Loss Prevention

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 developmen.


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

Specialty: Finance, Banking and Investments

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.

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

Specialty: Retail Quality 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.


Dwight Payne, J.D., Mercer University

Specialty: Terrorism; Cyber Security; Homeland Security and Public Safety

Dwight, a practicing attorney, was formerly a uniformed patrol officer and police academy director and instructor. Now semiretired, he practices law for select clients.


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

Specialty: Leadership, Communications, Intellectual Property Law, and English

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.


Russ Pomrenke, M.A., University of Baltimore

Specialty: Policing

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.


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

Specialty: Visual Basic; Database Processing; Systems Analysis and Design

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.


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

Specialty: Mathematics

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

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Robert Rigney, M.A., University of Nevada

Specialty: History, Public Policy, and Law

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.


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

Specialty: Sociology, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief

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.


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

Specialty: Educational Leadership, Science and Biology

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.


Robert Rodriguez, Ph.D., Capella University

Specialty: Healthcare

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.


Kristiansson Roth, Ph.D., Ball State University

Specialty: Psychology

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.


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

Specialty: Compensation and Benefits

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.


Tracy Ryan, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialty: Advertising; Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research

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.

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

Specialty: Criminal Justice

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.


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

Specialty: Marketing and Accounting

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.


Saleem Shah, M.S., Spertus College

Specialty: Incident Command Systems

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.


Ben Sharpton, M.S., Rollins College

Specialty: Healthcare and Human Resource Management

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


Brent Smith, Ph.D., Purdue University

Specialty: Security

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.


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

Specialty: Retail Buying

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.


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

Specialty: Investigating Difference

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


Cheryl Syrett, B.S., Indiana University

Specialty: Retailing and Integrated Marketing Communications

Cheryl is an experienced advertising agency media and account manager who has worked with many high-profile companies.

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James Terrell, B.A., University of Georgia

Specialty: Private Security

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.


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

Specialty: Social Problems

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.


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

Specialty: Compensation Management

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.

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

Specialty: Early Childhood Education

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.

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

Specialty: Finance

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.


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

Specialty: Counseling Psychology

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.


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

Specialty: Criminal Investigation and Report Writing

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.


Wendy Webb, J.D., Indiana University

Specialty: Paralegalism, Law Office Management and Family Law

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.


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

Specialty: Managerial Accounting

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.


Bernice Werzberger, B.A., Queens College

Specialty: Early Childhood Creative Expression and Play; Art and Creative Development

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.


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

Specialty: Business Management and Organizational Development

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.


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

Specialty: Aviation Security

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.


Kimberley Winfield, M.Ed., Kennesaw State University

Specialty:Commodity Trading/Sales

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.

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

Specialty: Construction Surveying

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


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

Specialty: Employment Benefits; Staffing and Recruitment

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.


Madison Zulak, M.A., Art History

Specialty: 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.

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