As an Assistant Dean at the Stiller School of Business, I have the privilege of supporting the students and faculty in all of our programs. As an Associate Professor, I also have the privilege of teaching International Business, Internship, and courses in our innovative Integrated Business Experience sequence. I also have the privilege of teaching in our Masters of Business Administration program. I want my students to appreciate the fact that "international business" is not simply taking one's business practices overseas or working domestically with a foreign operation; it's about recognizing and adapting to cultural, historical, political and economic variables. Our students need to be aware of these variables and opportunities so they may be actively engaged in the global economy, and in a culturally sensitive manner. I also want my students to appreciate different theories and models of leadership and conflict mediation.
With experience in the financial sector managing corporate retirement plans for Goodyear, Pacific Bell, and Delta Airlines, I have lived and studied international business and political economy in China, Mexico, Nigeria and several European nations. In addition to published articles and presentations on the role of role of business in socio-economic development and conflict transformation, I also co-authored a book comparing political development and democratization practices between different regional organizations. I also served as an Analyst for Freedom House on political development and human rights issues. I am a co-founder and board member for Global Reach Partnerships, serve as an Advisory Board Member for a Nigerian non-governmental organization, and am on the board of the New Sudan Jonglei Orphans Foundation, which provides boarding school for Southern Sudanese orphans.
I founded the International Development Club at Champlain which explores current issues and trends in international business and geopolitics, and raises funds to lend to entrepreneurs in developing countries through Kiva. To date, the IDC has issued nearly $6,000 in micro-loans.
I hold an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont, a M.S. in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College.
When not working or researching, I try to take advantage of the many outdoor activities available in Vermont with my wife, two young children and dog.
"I am proud to work at a College that truly empowers and transforms students' lives. I see it every year, from first-year students' passions being discovered and pursued, to fourth-year students producing value-add work for organizations. Our graduates are not only prepared to lead successful careers, but they are also prepared to be actively-engaged global citizens."