Credentials

College Degrees

  • Doctoral CandidateIn Dissertation | UC
    • Leadership
    • Health Science
  • Master of Science | SC
    • Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science | SC
    • Leadership
    • Security Management

Academic Awards

  • Summa cum laude 
  • Presidential Honors for GPA
  • Deans Honor Roll (multis temporibus)

Certificates

  • Undergraduate Certificate – Operational Leadership | SC
  • Undergraduate Certificate – Homeland Security | SC
  • Professional Certificate – Active Shooter Workshop / Trainer | DHS
  • Continued Ed Certificate – Agile Leadership | UMD
  • Continued Ed Certificate – Qualitative Research Methods | MIT
  • Continued Ed Certificate – Foundations in Hypnotherapy | HMI

Add. College Courses / MOOC’s / Non-Cert Areas of Study

  • Health and Wellness
    • Lifestyle Medicine | Doane Univ.
    • Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease | Doane Univ.
    • Disease Prevention and Management | Doane Univ.
    • Viruses & How to Beat Them | Tel Aviv Univ.
    • Human Microbiome | Wageningen
    • Intro to Urology | Karolinska Institutet
    • Autophagy: Roles in Health and Disease | Tokyo Tech
  • Healthcare & Administration
    • Strategic Leadership in Healthcare | Doane
    • Organizational Culture and Change in Healthcare | Doane
    • Healthcare Organization and Delivery Models | Doane
    • Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making | Doane
    • Vulnerable Populations | Doane
  • Other Areas of Study
    • Leadership and Influence | UMD
    • Terrorism and Counter-terrorism | Georgetown
    • Business Strategy & Competitive Advantage | Wharton
    • Entrepreneurship | MIT
    • Major Capital Markets | NYIF

Heutagogical areas of study include: General Health & Wellness, Supplementation, Andrology, History, Economics, Government/Politics, Biology, Microbiology & Theology.


Why Leadership Studies? The discipline of leadership is so many different things for me. It starts with what most might assume, like leadership theories, practical applications, and the evaluation of some great and not-so-great leaders (both past and present). That’s fun but what many don’t know is that we get into strategic forecasting and decision-making, research methods, motivation techniques, change models, negotiating, facilitation, bias evaluation and control, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, human mind heuristics, organizational structuring, psychology, business, international business and global trends, qualitative and quantitative analysis, influence and behavior evaluation and so much more. It’s a highly challenging discipline once you get into the advanced stages, and not only is it a passion, it is a solid foundation for my other disciplines.

Why Health Science Studies? Health is another passion of mine and has been since late 1999 when I suffered appendicitis that resulted in years of chronic health ailments that doctors could not treat. I once considered going the M.D. route. However, I soon realized that many medical professionals are more about acute illness and symptom management instead of true healing. So, I went the Health Science route instead because health science is about studying all aspects of health, disease, and healthcare. Often called “Health Detectives,” people involved in Health Science help make new medical discoveries that cure diseases. I felt that I could do more good discovering root causes and helping the many who suffer from chronic conditions. I chose to focus some of my advanced education on topics such as physical activity epidemiology, disease prevention, exercise prescription, health & fitness psychology (with a Cognitive-Behavioral Orientation), alternative health solutions, applied nutrition & supplementation, general sports medicine, and fitness training and coaching.

Why Security Studies? Think about our current state of affairs. Between the threats of terrorism, outbreaks, civil unrest, crime, or even global war, it made sense to better understand the tactics that potential adversaries might use and the measures one can take to counter them. As far as I’m concerned, understanding security is necessary for living a somewhat safe life in this day and age. My security education focused more on Homeland Security, Emergency Planning, Information Security, Terrorism Motivations and Adversaries, the Legal Aspects of Security, Loss & Crime Prevention, and General & Physical Security. This is also a great addition to my Health Science background, as emergency planning often includes public health emergency responses.