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1 Ottawa Online Instructor Directory Click these links to jump to the last names that begin with that letter. A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z Abram, Charlotte Charlotte Abram holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration and a master s in Public Administration. She has worked in the public administration field since the early 1990s in leadership and supervisory capacities. She supports several attorneys, conducting legal research and writing memorandums of law. She has trained state employees and given presentations for the Attorney General s Office/Division of Child Support Enforcement and also for the Arizona Bankruptcy Trustees. Charlotte was twice named employee of the year for the Child and Family Protection Division by the Arizona Attorney General. A Abukhalaf, Ronnie Ronnie Abukhalaf currently is finishing his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD BA) Advanced Accounting at Northcentral University. He holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, completed 24 credits in MBA program from Adelphi University, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from New York Institute of Technology. Ronnie had been teaching both graduate and undergraduate levels since He worked over 15 years with fortune 500 companies like Fairchild Republic, Grumman Aerospace, and Pratt&Whitney as peace Gate I&II program manager. Currently, Ronnie lives in South Florida and teaches online and on campus at schools in South Florida. Achilles, Wendy Wendy Achilles holds a PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and a Master s of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and has performed duties such as tax compliance, international tax research and SEC reporting while in industry. In addition, she also has public accounting experience in auditing and taxation

2 Aldinger, Donna Donna Aldinger earned her Master of Science degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication, with a Cognate Specialty in Organizational Communication from the University of Louisiana. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Major: Office Administration) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, from the University of Evansville. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis on Leadership and Administration, through Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. Donna has over 19 years of college and university experience In her spare time, Donna enjoys reading, playing the piano, bowling, dining out, watching Jeopardy!, playing Scrabble, and doing word puzzles. Amborn, Patricia Patricia Amborn earned a Master of Science degree in Management at Cardinal Stritch University. She has taught online and face-to-face courses for Ottawa University for nearly 10 years. She is also an ordained Stephen Minister Leader. Currently, she is a free lance writer who writes about wellness and business related issues and an artist who creates mixed media pieces. Anthony, Kyle Kyle received his Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Kansas in May He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas and adjunct instructor in the Professional Education Program at Ottawa University Kansas City in addition to teaching for Ottawa Online His other fields of interest include political, labor, military, and gender history. Arnold, George George Arnold earned his Doctor of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. He holds Master of Arts degrees in both Management and Computer Resource Management from Webster University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University. He is also certified by the Project Management Institute. George recently moved to Phoenix, AZ after serving for two years as an Academic Dean in Omaha, NE. He retired from the US Air Force in 1991 after serving over 22 years in a variety of assignments. Since leaving the military he has held IT Director positions in both the public and private sectors; a number of teaching positions (both online and on campus); and a couple of academic leadership positions. Originally from Kansas City George has traveled the world extensively during Air Force career. Back to the top B

3 Bahmani, Sahar Sahar Bahmani earned her Bachelor s degree in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a double major in economics and political science. She earned her master of arts degree in economics in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2007, both in economics. She has been teaching since 2003 at different institutions, such as the University of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater's business school, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Cardinal Stritch University. Barnhill, Joe Joe Barnhill grew up in Lancaster Pennsylvania and earned a BA in Economics from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Missouri and earned a MA in Economics from the University of Central Missouri. He has worked as a Fed Funds trader, a Treasury Manager for a fortune 500 company, and is registered as Certified Cash Manager through the Association of Financial Professionals. Currently, he is the Director of Learning Services and Disability Services at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. He teaches economics, finance, statistics and math courses. Joe lives in Lee s Summit, Missouri with his wife and two boys. He enjoys watching college sports, and volunteers his time as a Board Member and Treasurer of the College Reading and Learning Association. Barron, Brian Brian has several degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Math Education and Psychology (1989) from Louisiana Tech University, a Master of Divinity (1992) from Saint Paul School of Theology (Kansas City, MO), Master of Science in Mathematics from Louisiana Tech University and PhD in Computational Analysis and Modeling with an emphasis in Nano-system Engineering. Brian has recently written a text, Design for Thermal Stresses, where these applications are discussed. He enjoys reading, skiing and recreational sports. He lives in Louisiana with his wife and three children. Beamon, Devon Devon Beamon graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. She earned a Master of Science in Human Services from Capella University. Currently, she is a Monitor Analyst with the Virginia Department of Social Services where she assists with the Federal Child and Family Service Review. Since 1998, she has worked in the field of Social Work. Most of her work experience entails Domestic Violence counseling and Child Protective Services. During this time, she was a Forensic Interviewer and a Trainer for new social workers. Devon is from Petersburg, Virginia. She is a wife and mother of two. In her spare time, she enjoys reading a good novel and shopping. She also enjoy watching movies.

4 Berg, Melissa Melissa Berg earned her bachelor s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Speech Communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. She also earned her master s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Communication with an emphasis in corporate communication. Melissa served as the District Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the Director of Special Events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin. Following her nonprofit event planning experience, she owned and operated a corporate event planning firm. After selling her event planning firm, she began teaching communication courses at the college level. Bergan, Nick Nicholas Bergan has a Masters in Economics from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science from St. Louis University. Since then Nicholas has worked for the Federal Reserve Bank as a Data Analyst. While Nicholas was attending school at Florida State University, he worked for the Florida Department of Education as a Management Consultant. Nicholas has been teaching since he attended St. Louis University where he was a student instructor. In Florida, he was an instructor for the Upward Bound Program. He continues to cheer on the Florida State Seminoles at the college football games and serves on the Florida State Seminole Booster s Board. Nicholas lives in South Florida and teaches other online courses and in person at schools in South Florida. Bethune, Sonja Sonja Bethune is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor. She earned a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling at Wichita State University. She also earned a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. She has over 13 years experience as a supervisor, trainer, director, educator and therapist at various psychiatric hospitals in Southern California. Sonja works currently as a website editor, is actively in the process of developing private practice, and she also facilitates additional on-line courses for other institutions teaching graduate level courses in Forensic Psychology. Bilden, Eve; MA Eve Bilden holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Marquette University and has worked on a PhD degree in Communication at Regent University online. She has over 13 years of experience in the marketing communications field, including positions as a bank corporate headquarters marketing specialist, promotions company assistant, shopper paper writer/editor, and most recently as a small business owner/operator. She is co-owner of Bilden Home Inspections and co-founder of Bilden Foundation Consulting, where she specializes in marketing and sales. Eve has taught for Ottawa University both full time and as an adjunct since She has taught several communications classes along withwriting Skills Development and Proseminar. Eve is married with three children. She is an active member of her church where she enjoys serving in women s ministry. Her areas of research interest include workplace culture and communication and first generation college student experience. She lives in the Milwaukee area.

5 Binder, Greg Greg Binder is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. He taught Computer Science at the Academy for three years. Subsequently he served on the staff of the US Army Management Systems Support Agency at the Pentagon. Since 1980, he has worked for the City of Phoenix Information Technology Department, consulted for the US Army Pentagon and the State Department, and taught in the Business College and School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. At the City of Phoenix Mr. Binder has managed development of the e-commerce program, privacy, the e-government program, and served as project manager for web-based applications. He currently heads the Enterprise Technology Planning Services team, with responsibilities for strategic, technical, and operational technology planning, related solutions strategy development, and IT marketing. He has taught for Ottawa University since Bird, Beth Beth Bird holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology, a Master of Arts degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She holds additional endorsements for Language Arts and Reading for middle school age students. She currently works as a Curriculum Designer for Ottawa University and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education. She has previously taught a variety of ages, ranging from preschool to twelfth grade. Bleuenstein, Christopher Christopher Bleuenstein holds a Bachelor s and Master s degree in Political Science from the University of Akron. He has a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Kent State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Chris is serving as a Deputy Criminal Court Administrator for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. The Court is the 4th largest in the United States and processes more than 50,000 felony cases a year. Chris has 20 years of public service experience working for the court system in three different states (Ohio, North Dakota, and Arizona). He is also a fellow of the Institute for Court Management, through the National Center for State Courts, which qualified him as a certified court executive. Bowersox, Nicholas Nicholas Bowersox holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree from Trident University, a Master of Science in Management from Minot State University, an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development from Upper Iowa University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wright State University. Nicholas has been teaching part-time at both the graduate and undergraduate levels since The majority of the courses he teaches have focused on business statistics, managerial mathematics, and business management. Currently, Nicholas is employed with the Department of Defense, United States Air Force as an Operations Research Analyst. In his spare time, he enjoys trail running, disc golf, being outdoors, and spending quality time with his wife.

6 Brewster, David David Brewster served more than 28 years with the Phoenix Police Department including almost every area and department. He retired as the Executive Assistant Police Chief. Prior to joining the police department, Chief Brewster served on active duty with the U.S. Army, including a tour as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He continued in the National Guard serving over 26 years, most of which was in combat aviation assignments. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving as the Provost Marshal for the Arizona Army National Guard. David is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He received his MBA from Arizona State University. Since the early 1970 s he has taught starting as an instructor pilot and has continued in the classroom and online. He currently serves on a number of non-profit boards of directors. Bridges, Ken Ken Bridges was born and raised in the Dallas area. He lived most of his life in Texas where he received a BA in History at the University of Texas and an MA and PhD from the University of North Texas, both in history. He has been teaching at the college level since He currently lives El Dorado, Arkansas, in where he continues to teach. Ken joined the Ottawa Online team in He has written two books and several articles. He is married with five sons Bruno, Courtney Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western International University and a Master of Counseling from University of Phoenix. She also has a Master in Education (Special Education, Consultation and Collaboration with an Emphasis in Autism) through Arizona State University. Courtney is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona working with children ages birth to five, developmental disorders, autism, assessment, and crisis counseling. She completed a yearlong training with the Harris Institute in Infant/Family Studies(Infant Mental Health). She has also had extensive training in the area of the treatment of PTSD. During her twelve year career Courtney has worked with all ages in various capacities from Counselor and Case Manager to Clinical Supervisor/Treatment Director. Bruce, Richard Rich Bruce and has an MBA from Marquette University. He has been teaching for Ottawa University since 2008 both online and on the Milwaukee campus. His courses include Business Mathematics and Project Management. He lives in East Troy, Wisconsin, with his wife, daughter and son. Bryson, Karen Karen Bryson is a National Certified Counselor and educator. She earned her Master s degrees in both Human Development Counseling and Creative Writing with an Emphasis in Playwriting. Karen earned her doctoral degree in Human Science at Saybrook Graduate School. She is also a fiction author, playwright and performer. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services at Ottawa University in Chandler, Arizona.

7 Buccigrosse, Lisa Lisa Buccigrosse earned her Bachelor s degree in Spanish from Rutger s University and her Master s degree in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph s University. Her areas of certification and expertise are Elementary Education, English as a Second Language. She has been an educator in a variety of capacities from teacher to administrator since 2001 at both the elementary (K-8) and higher education levels. Beyond teaching Lisa has worked with course and curriculum development for both online and face-to-face methods of instructing and learning. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early and Middle Childhood English as a New Language. For fun, Lisa enjoys traveling. Additionally, she enjoys taking care of her nine adopted rescue animals Buchholz, Jennifer Jennifer Buchholz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication at University of Wisconsin - Parkside and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University. She has also completed doctoral coursework for a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, an online school based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has 15 years of experience in supervisory, management, and academic positions. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in a variety of topics. Jennifer she lives with her partner Keith; they enjoy walking, bicycling and volleyball. Byrd, Kim Kimberly Byrd was born and raised in the Republic of Panama until she was 18 years old. She earned her Bachelor s Degree in Accounting from Nicholls State University and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. She continued on to earn a Masters in Accounting from Auburn. Due to her work and responsibilities online courses were the best. This experience has given her an understanding of the commitment college work requires and how important it is to have instructors who want to you succeed. Kim has been in the accounting profession for the last 20 years working for private, public, governmental and non-profit organizations. She also worked for several accounting firms. Kim participates in her children s education each week. Back to top Caldwell, Joyce Joyce Caldwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education-English from the University of Wisconsin; a Master of Arts degree in Education-Curriculum and Instruction from Marquette University; a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University, and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She has worked in Christian education and youth ministries and has served as executive director of a non-profit organization. She had twenty years of experience in developing resources and facilitating adult groups before coming to Ottawa University in She has been a full-time faculty member at OU- Wisconsin since 2007, teaching courses in the liberal arts, adult education, and ethnic relations. Joyce lives with her husband. They have two adult sons. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, talking with friends, biking, and cross-country skiing. C

8 Callies, Debi Debi Callies has a Master in Educational Technology. She has taught all ages from early childhood through higher level education. She is currently teaching science and serving as a mentor teacher for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. In her work, she is looking closely at how we can integrate technology into the classroom environment. Debi is also a free lance writer along with being quite active with doing volunteer work for the military. Her hobbies are photography and hiking. Campbell, Kelly Kelley Campbell earned a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas (1995) and a Master of Arts in the Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas (2000). Since 2012, she has been pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education at St. Louis University, where she is focusing her dissertation work on the higher education challenges of military veterans. She will graduate with her doctorate in Since 2002, she has been an adjunct instructor, a faculty trainer, a dissertation mentor, and a Humanities Professor for various Kansas City area universities. She has taught online, hybrid, and ground courses, which include Liberal Arts Seminars, English, Public Speaking, Arts and Music, Literature, World History and Humanities. Her academic interests range from working with first-generation college students to training new- hire faculty in ground and online teaching environments. Campbell, Melissa Melissa graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor's degree in political science and psychology. She graduated from Drake Law School. Melissa works as a deputy prosecutor in southern Indiana, mainly prosecuting drug crimes. She has owned a private practice and also worked as a deputy public defender for ten years in Indianapolis, Indiana. For the last two years, she has been teaching classes at Ottawa University at the Jeffersonville campus and online. She has taught a variety of law related courses, including employment law, business law and health care law. Cardiel, Sal Sal Cardiel has an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and a BA in Accounting from California State University. He has over 20 years experience with various large to mid-size corporations, with responsibilities which included budgeting, monthly and annual financial reporting, SOX implementation, costing, auditing, and development of staff. Sal also teaches at Colorado Tech University and at Mt. San Jacinto Junior College. Sal Cardiel lives with his wife and 4 children. In his free time, He likes to play tennis, mountain bike, and swim. He has traveled on business trips to England, Malaysia and his favorite, Australia Carr, Karen Karen Carr earned her master's degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, from the University of South Florida. She has a broad experience base. She worked for 11 years in the health care industry, holding a variety of professional and management positions. Karen has taught at several Maricopa Community College campuses. Currently she teaches online for Ottawa University and Grand Canyon University. In addition, Karen has web enhanced campus courses, developed online course modules/lectures, served on Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and ACBSP Teaching Effectiveness/Assessment committees in preparation for accreditation reviews, and acted as a peer reviewer and mentor to new online faculty.

9 Carter, Latricia Michelle Latricia Michelle Carter earned herbachelors of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University. She has a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Healthcare in Management from American Intercontinental University. Michelle has worked in various healthcare positions from hospital, dialysis center, doctor office and mental health setting. In teaching, she has addressed many healthcare components from management, law, communication and financial management. Her teaching experience has involved working with diverse groups of students in the online setting. Michelle lives with her husband and son. When she is not working, she enjoys watching sports with family, exercising and shopping. Cederburg, Mark; MSWMark has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas. He is licensed in the states of Kansas (LMSW) and Missouri (LCSW) and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Mark has provided direct services and administration in a variety of human service settings in the fields of child welfare, mental health, child and family services, residential treatment, and developmental disabilities. For the past ten years, he has taught face-to-face and online courses for area universities including Kansas University, Washburn University and Avila University. Mark lives with his wife, son, dog, and cat. When not at the computer, he enjoys running, biking, and watching ballgames. Chambers, Kevin Kevin Chambers received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught in the classroom and online at Western Washington University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, and now Ottawa University. Kevin teaches courses in World Civilizations, US History, and Latin American History. He has traveled extensively to Europe and Latin America. He conducts research with the peasants in Paraguay, a hot, semi-tropical country in the middle of South America. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Guarani, the indigenous language of Paraguay. When not working, Dr. Chambers enjoys his family of six, especially in the outdoors of the Northwest, where they ski in the winter and camp in the summer. Clark, Rustin Rustin Clark has been a Superintendent of Schools in Kansas and Oklahoma for the past 13 years. Preceding that he was a principal and a mathematics/computer teacher. He is an adjunct instructor at Ottawa Online University teaching courses in Leadership and School Finance. Click, Bennie Bennie Click holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and is a member of the College of Public Programs Alumni Hall of Fame. He served as the Dallas Police Chief for 7 years. Prior to that he served 28 years with the Phoenix Police Department. Since retiring, he has worked as a police practices expert on numerous cases. Bennie is a member of professional organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the National Executive Institute. He has served on the State Bar of Arizona Governing Board and currently serves on two Arizona Supreme Court committees. Over the years, he has taught for Arizona State University and Phoenix College along with the Phoenix and Dallas Police Academies.

10 Coccoma, Patricia Patricia Coccoma holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master degree in Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. She, in addition to being an online adjunct instructor for Ottawa University, is also a faculty member of a Florida State University Graduate program in Social Work. She has many years of experience in the mental health field as a clinician as well as an administrator. She has presented at national and state conferences in the area of adolescent depression and Ethics. Coffman-Romero, Kim Kim Coffman-Romero has over 25 years teaching experience. She is a graduate (BA) of Western Michigan University in Business and Communication Arts & Sciences; MAEd in Higher & Adult Education and PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Arizona State University. Over the years Kim has taught both in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Davenport College of Business, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University and now serves as full-time faculty for Ottawa University. Courses taught include those in the liberal arts, education, technology and research. Kim lives with her husband. She has five sons, five grandchildren, and a cat. She loves reading, making jewelry, and spending time at the beach. Cohill, Carrie Carrie Cohill has a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University and a M.A. degree in Human Resources with a concentration in Organization Change Management from Ottawa University. She has worked in human resources for Dial Corporation, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Port of San Diego, and Sundstrand Pneumatic Systems in the areas of compensation, orientation and training, diversity, and recruitment. She had ten years of experience in developing resources and facilitating adult groups before coming to Ottawa University as an adjunct faculty in She taught industrial organization courses for Argosy University Online. Carrie enjoys a career in business consulting and facilitation. Her community service includes serving on association boards and using her facilitation skills to build strategic plans for nonprofits in the Greater Phoenix area. Colston, Dean Dean Colston earned his Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in instructional design and psychology from Capella University. He has a M.A. in Human Resources Development from Webster University. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dean has worked in higher education for over a decade. Currently, he is the Dean of Online Faculty for a college in Southern California and taught full-time online for them.he has been with Ottawa University since Dean has taught a variety of ground and online courses. He has over 20 years of professional experience in mental health (clinical and administration), insurance (provider relations/physician contracting and psychiatric disability), higher education, and the training and development industry. Conaway, Cameron Cameron Conaway is the author of Until You Make the Shore and Caged: Memoir of a Cage-Fighting Poet. He was the Poet-in-Residence at the University of Arizona s MFA Creative Writing Program and is a two-time recipient of the Richard Russo Award.

11 Conti, Jane Jane Conti earned her B. A. at Arizona State University and M.A at Northern Arizona University in elementary education and curriculum. She holds endorsements in early childhood, SEI, gifted and special education. Jane has over 34 years experience in elementary education, teaching special education, dual language classes, gifted and second to fifth grade in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been an adjunct faculty member for Ottawa University since She is currently the gifted specialist for Kyrene Elementary School District in Tempe, Arizona. When Jane is not teaching she enjoys hiking, reading and spending the summers in Flagstaff, Arizona. Cook, David David has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Southern California College and a Master's Degree in Speech Communication, with specializations in Compliance Gaining and Organizational Communication, from California State University. He is the founder and president of Cognicom, a human communications company. He has a diverse background that includes experience in sales, ministry, business ownership, and managerial positions in both public and private sectors. He has been involved in public speaking and training as well as management for over 20 years. As a speaker, corporate educator, manager and trainer, he has worked for or with a variety of organizations from churches, small businesses, public organizations and a fortune 100 company. Since 2005, David has been the Operations Manager for a national firm, currently involved in a major redevelopment of a Phoenix mall/retail center Coultas, Deanna Deanna Coultas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix. She began her career in criminal justice with the Coconino County Sheriff's Department in Flagstaff, Arizona and has been with the Pima County Sheriff's Department since She has served in many different assignments throughout the years from Patrol Officer, Deputy Sheriff, and Public Information Officer. Deanna was promoted in Lieutenant in 2002 and has served in the Criminal Investigations Division, the Administrative Services Division and the Patrol Division. She is a certified instructor in the Leadership in Police Organizations program for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board. She has traveled throughout the country facilitating leadership courses for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. She is an avid yoga practitioner and very much enjoys traveling with her husband, but misses her dogs while away. Coyle, Ian Ian received his B.A. in Political Science from St. Bonaventure University and his Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Local Government Management from the University at Albany. Ian worked in municipal management. He has also held intern appointments with the US Congress, the New York State Assembly and served as the State University of New York Graduate Assistant/Program Administrator. Ian currently serves as a County Administrator for a rural county in Upstate New York. He lives in Western New York with his wife and two children. Ian was recently accepted into the Doctorate of Public Administration program at Valdosta State University. Ian is an active member of American Society of Public Administrators and serves on committees with local and international organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, watching college basketball, reading and learning about municipal government, fishing, and running full and half marathons.

12 Cronan, Carrie Carrie has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading/literacy studies and a minor in research. She is a middle school reading teacher in the Olathe School District. Previously, she taught elementary school, middle school math, language arts, and social studies and has worked in educational management for a private company. She has taught in both inner city and suburban school districts. Carrie lives in Louisburg, Kansas with two horses, three dogs, and three cats and when she is not working she enjoys reading, being outside, and spending time with family and friends. Currie, Heather Heather Currie holds a B.S. in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health and Human Services from the University of Arizona as well as a Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. Her background includes a blend of corporate, education, and government experience. Heather has taught for Ottawa University since the spring of 2005 and is currently a contractor for Ripp Rehab for whom she proofreads Vocational Evaluation reports. She has been employed for an internet based accounting portfolio company as well as in human resources. Her most recent experience, however, is within the human services field including case management and vocational counseling for dislocated workers, welfare to work recipients, and disabled veterans. Currin, Ginny Ginny Currin earned a Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in assessment in 1997 and a doctorate is in Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision with a teaching emphasis in Reading in She retired from teaching in Texas in 2006 and currently lives in Andover, Kansas. Back to the top DeGrose, Maureen Maureen DeGrose is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Elementary Education. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Grand Canyon University with a Master's degree in Educational Administration. Maureen has been an adjunct faculty member (online and ground) at Ottawa University since January, Maureen has been involved in the educational field for over 20 years. She is currently a principal at a school in the Diocese of Phoenix. She has been a school administrator for 12 years. She is also an accreditation chair for WCEA. In her "spare" time, she likes to spend time with her family and loves to read. D

13 Devers, Kathy Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Her Master of Education degree in Elementary Education is from Arizona State University. Kathy holds teaching endorsements in the areas of Gifted Education and Early Childhood Education. She has been a classroom teacher since Kathy has taught primarily in the Early Childhood setting, having taught Kindergarten, First, Second, and Fourth grades. Kathy has also taught Professional Development Courses for her school district. Kathy lives in the Phoenix area with her husband and three daughters. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her family. Dobratz, Patricia Patricia received her Bachelor degree in Psychology and Education Studies from Beloit College, Juris Doctor from University of Illinois, and Master of Advanced Studies from Arizona State University. Patricia has a variety of work experience ranging from victim advocate and prosecutor, to therapist and instructor. Currently, Patricia is an instructor for Ottawa University and Arizona State University, as well as a therapist for the Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. Patricia is currently the Ombudsman and Spring Conference Contributor Coordinator. She is a diehard Chicago sports fan and enjoys time with friends and family. Doneski, Robert Robert Doneski s educational background is in both Psychology as well as Criminal Justice. He has obtained a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (M.A.) and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.). Robert is a licensed psychologist and works in Springfield, Missouri where he is in private practice and works in retirement centers. He is very passionate about the field of psychology and enjoys working both in the clinical setting as well as teaching. In his leisure time he enjoys reading, mystery writing and spending time with my family. Duckworth, Michael Michael Duckworth is now retired from his practice as a business-transactions lawyer. He has served extensively as an arbitrator for the NASD and FINRA, and as a mediator for the Scottsdale Justice Court. Mr. Duckworth also teaches Employment Law, Business Law, and Strategies and Policies for Ottawa University, sharing his years of educational, professional and practical experience with his students. Dunfee, Charlene Charlene Dunfree received her undergraduate degree in computer science from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. She continued her educational quest and received her MBA from Baker University in Baldwin, KS and Doctor of Management in Organization from the University of Phoenix. It was such an exciting experience that she earned a Ph.D. in Leadership also. Charlene is CFO for Com-Tech Systems, Inc. where she manages the corporate financial division. The highlight of her life is her family, husband, daughter, son-in-law and grandsons.

14 Dunn, Donald Don Dunn was a Lead Pastor for 33 years in the Church of the Nazarene, completing 21 years at Lawrence, Kansas First Church in Don holds a B.A. in Religion from MidAmerica Nazarene University, a M.L.S. in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University, and is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Organization and Management, specializing in Leadership from Capella University. Don teaches Business Ethics for Ottawa Online as well as ethics and leadership courses for Mid American Nazarene University, Ft Hays University and baker. Don also has a consulting practice, The Burning Bush Leadership Institute. He is married with two grown sons. Don loves golf, reading and watching action adventure fiction, playing hide and seek with Lewey the Morkie and Lizzie the Dorkie, teaching, and mentoring leaders. Durant, Aurelia Aurelia has a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Temple University. She is completing coursework for her Master of Science degree in Global Leadership at Duquesne University. Aurelia has been a practicing attorney since 1999, specializing in corporate law and international intellectual property. She has also served as general counsel of several national corporations where she demonstrated her skillful application of American business law principles. She is also a professional speaker who travels the world speaking to business leaders about international business and intellectual property. Aurelia is active in religious and civic affairs; serving on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations. Aurelia enjoys reading, bicycling and is an avid collector of ethnic American art. Durso, Keith I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Baylor University (PhD). I have taught several on-site undergraduate, honors, and graduate classes at McLennan Community College (Waco, TX); the Center for English as a Second Language (University of Oklahoma); Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC); and Belmont University (Nashville, TN). Keith Durso lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I am currently a freelance copy editor and writer, and online instructor. I am married, and my wife and I have two children. In my spare time I like to read and to practice Tae Kwon Do. Back to the top Edwards, Tom He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Behavior, a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources and has completed much of the course work toward a Ph.D. in Business Administration. He has taught online and in the classroom for Ottawa University since Before joining Ottawa University, Tom was an organizational development professional with experience in telecommunications, information management and higher education. He has significant experience in organizational culture change and leadership development. Currently Tom is the Director of Business Programs and Assistant Professor of Business for Ottawa University - Greater Kansas City E

15 Espana, Amber Amber Espana graduated from Wichita State University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in She then completed her graduate degree in Sociology in 2009, also from Wichita State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership at Wichita State University. She has taught numerous courses, including but not limited to; Human Relations, Sociology, Psychology, Human Sexuality, Marriage & Family, Social Problems, Latin American Society, Anthropology, College Orientation, and Juvenile Delinquency. Her passion is teaching online and helping her students be successful in an online environment. Esveldt, Sarah Sarah Esveldt has taught for Ottawa University since She holds an MBA in Health Care Administration and has worked in many aspects of health care and management, including the federal government, hospital systems, employee health promotion, and managed care organizations. She has found her true passion in teaching and working with adult learners, and enjoys working on special projects related to course and curriculum development. When she's not teaching she's keeping up with her husband, three active children, and their dog in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Etienne, Rockel Rockel Etienne earned a Doctorate degree in Education, a Master s Degree in Human Relations, and a Bachelor s Degree in Business. Her experience is primarily in the areas of academic/administrative higher education, entrepreneur/business owner, corporate education/consulting in human resources, training and development; and mediation and counseling. She has over a decade of university level teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate level courses. As an educator, business owner, community leader and volunteer, Rockel spends a great deal of time enhancing the lives of others in educational, social and community environments. She is also a professional speaker who has spoken at workshops, conferences, seminars, commencement and public events. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Evans, Ron Ron Evans is retired after 30 years as a Professor of Psychology at Washburn University (Topeka, KS). His B.S. is from Iowa State University and his Doctorate is from Southern Illinois University, in clinical psychology. During his full-time career he published 32 research articles and four books, but in retirement his full attention is on teaching online courses in Psychology. Back to the top F

16 Farina, Allen Allen Farina earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology is from Marquette University, his Master of Arts degree in Education is from Lakeland College and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Education with concentrations in Higher Education and Teacher Education Programs at Lynn University. He is a certified teacher. Allen has been with Ottawa University since 2009, teaching in the areas of Education and Sociology. He mentors new online instructors, and reviews courses to ensure academic standards are being met. Allen teachers for other colleges and universities. Past positions include teaching and administration in K-12 and higher education institutions. Feliciano, Amy Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (English, Philosophy, and Art History) from the University of Arizona. She obtained secondary teacher certification from Grand Canyon University, and a Master of Arts degree in English from Northern Arizona University. She has taught seventh through twelfth grade Language Arts and English for the past sixteen years. She is currently teaching Junior and Senior English in the Phoenix Union High School District. Her teaching experience has primarily involved working with at-risk, urban students in a public school setting. Amy lives in Chandler with her husband, daughter and son. When she is not teaching, she enjoys hiking and taking Zumba classes. Firestone, Mary Mary has an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Hamline University, where her collection of short stories was a finalist in the Best Thesis in Fiction category. Mary Firestone grew up under the Big Skies of North Dakota, and now lives in Minnesota. She has written over thirty works of non-fiction for children and has recently completed her first Young Adult novel, which she hopes will be published soon. She enjoys running and baking for her family. Flory, Michelle Michelle Flory teaches education and reading courses for a number of Universities at both undergraduate and graduate levels including Ottawa University, Grand Canyon University, Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University-Idaho. Having taught over 60 different courses, her favorite course to teach is Children s Literature where we spend every spare moment reading books for children and analyzing the publishing industry. She also works as a reading specialist, university supervisor for student teachers across the state of Utah, a literacy advocate and as a conference presenter. Forde, Brenda Brenda Forde holds a Bachelor of Science (concentrations in Accounting and Finance) from Wayne State College and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. She is a certified public accountant in the state of Arizona. Brenda has held a number of positions in the finance industry and most recently was a Vice President at American Express. She has led and managed a number of financial teams including; a loan servicing center, domestic and international accounting, budgeting/forecasting, global balance sheet integrity, and financial system implementation. Brenda has taught accounting, finance and management classes for several years.

17 Forsyth, Bryan Bryan has undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Vocational Education. He earned his Masters at Ottawa University in Human Resources and Organizational Development. His Doctorate is in Applied Management and Decision Sciences. Bryan did most of his classes online so he can relate to current students and offers help with online issues. For ten years, Bryan was in the Air Force serving as an Inflight Refueling Operator/Instructor. As a civilian, he has been a Human Resources Generalist/Manager and worked in training and development for large companies. Bryan has worked for different universities, serving as department chair and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Teaching and consulting are his true passions and that is what he is now pursuing. Fortney, Gary Gary Fortney earned his Bachelor's degree in Christian Education from Taylor University-Fort Wayne and his Master's Degree in Christian Ministries from Wheaton Graduate School. He has served as a youth pastor, an administrator of Christian Schools as well as being a pulpit supply for several churches. Presently he works full-time for the Arizona Department of Education as an Education Program Director. He has facilitated online classes previously for Grand Canyon University. Gary has found online instructing rewarding with students from all over the country in class at one time. Gary and his wife live in the Phoenix area with their two adopted children. They definitely feel God was involved in giving them these two gifts. His hobbies include running, collecting Charlie Brown "Peanuts" books, and watching college football. Foulke, Steven Steven Foulke holds a doctoral degree in Geography from the University of Kansas, an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Wyoming and B.A. degrees in History and English from McPherson (KS) College. Steven is Associate Professor of History at Ottawa University at the Ottawa, KS campus. Prior to joining Ottawa University, he taught at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Steven teaches a variety of American history courses at Ottawa University, as well as courses in geography, and has had the pleasure of teaching abroad on several occasions. He was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Award by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and taught American history and culture classes at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia. He has also taught geography courses in Paraguay and Marburg, Germany. Steven resides in Ottawa, Kansas with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, Steven enjoys gardening, bicycling, and disc golf. Foxx, Dan Dan Foxx received his BA and MA in History from Brigham Young University and did doctoral work at Arizona State. Dan retired from full time service at Ottawa University after 23 years as an advisor and History professor in Phoenix. During his full time career he also helped to open Ottawa s international program and taught for several years in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He continues to teach part time at Ottawa University Phoenix and Glendale Community College. Dan is also an author whose most recent book, written with former student Eddy W. Davison, is Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma. It was nominated for the National Book Awards, won the Arizona Book Award in biography, and was a finalist in the National Benjamin Franklin Awards.

18 Francis-Randolph, Lola Lola Francis-Randolph earned her Bachelor of Arts from Ottawa University with a double major in Human Resource Management and Business. She holds a MBA with a focus in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Business and a She is a member of the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), and a Certified Professional in Human Resource. Lola is currently working as the Western Region-Faculty Recruiter for a local university. She has over 15 years human resource experience working in various industries, specifically in the area of staffing/recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits, and training. Prior to joining Ottawa University as an Adjunct Faculty, she worked in the healthcare field as a Human Resource Consultant, and in Banking as a Senior Recruiter and Lead Personnel Specialist. Back to the top G Galloway, Jean Jean holds a BA in Management, as well as an MA in Human Resources and an MBA from Ottawa University in Kansas City. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Jean is VP of Client Services for Career Partners International-Kansas City and brings over two decades of management experience in the technology and financial services industries. She brought a blend of technical expertise and a focus on the customer experience to the companies in which she has served. Jean serves on the board of directors of SHRM of Johnson County. She is a valued team member of Saving Grace Productions, a ministry of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, with over 12 years of service in various technical and leadership roles. She has also been actively involved with and served on the board of directors of a charity organization supporting the Ronald McDonald Houses. Gardner, Audra Audra Gardner holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Community and Occupational Education, a Master of Arts in Health Care Administration, and a PhD in Organization and Management with a Specialization in Leadership from Capella University. Audra has several years experience in working with the Stanford Patient Education Research Center- a world leader in public health. She has taught traditional classes and online classes since the 1990s. She has taught a wide range of students from those wishing to pursue a certificate to resident MDs to distance educators. She has a passion for teaching in the online environment and helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. While developing online curriculum, Audra has worked with US government and private programs as well as international groups. She loves animals, likes to read and travel, and spend time with family and friends.

19 Gernand, Peg Peg earned her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Management from Ottawa, Jeffersonville, and her Master s in Human Resources at Ottawa University Online. Currently she is enrolled in Ottawa s Online Master s in Education. Peg is an adjunct instructor for Ottawa s Jeffersonville campus and also works full time as a Senior Enrollment Advisor in Indiana. Peg has an extensive background in the business arena. She has worked for a bank, a sugar company, an accounting firm and as the Director of Christian Education. In all of these supporting roles, writing in both creative and formal settings, editing and revising, and generating new ideas all have been a part of her work ethic. Peg lives in the Jeffersonville area with her husband. She is a native of Minnesota but moved to live nearer her son and three children in the Jeffersonville area. Peg also has a daughter and two grandchildren living in the Denver area. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoys needle work most often a Norwegian embroidery called Hardanger; and outside activities with her husband. Gonzalez, Alvaro Alvaro earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business & Management from the State University of New York and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from the Keller Graduate School of Management He has worked in the areas of operations, training and human resources management for several public organizations to include the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Transportation, as well as private entities in the drug-retail industry. He has taught both online and onsite courses and has assisted designing and developing courses for other schools as well. Alvaro is currently working on a PhD in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with emphasizes in Psychology and Healthcare Administration. He resides in New York City and is also a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. He holds a Human Capital Strategist certification from the Human Capital Institute and when not working or studying he enjoys working out, traveling and cooking. Goodloe, James-Etta James-Etta is a graduate of Ottawa University Brookfield, WI. She earned her Master s of Education in Adult and Continuing Education at Carroll University. In addition, she is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Education program, specializing in Higher Education and Adult Learning at Walden University. James-Etta is an adjunct instructor at Ottawa University in Jeffersonville, IN and works full-time at Kentucky State University as an Instructional Counselor. She is a passionate writer who understands every facet of the writing process. Her favorite genres are descriptive writing, journals, narrative writing and poetry. She is an avid researcher with such interests as qualitative study, adult development, biographical and family history research. Gray, Shaloma Shaloma Gray has a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate; two of the degrees are in the counseling/behavioral science realm. The third degree is in education. Shaloma is an education consultant. A large portion of what she does consists of working with Superintendents, principals, teachers, school personnel, and parents to help foster student success in the classroom. Shaloma has been in the field of education for twenty-one years. She has experience working in charter, private, and district school environments. She has experience as an early childhood and K-12 teacher, school administrator, and Superintendent. Shaloma has experience teaching at the university level for bachelors, masters and doctorate programs. She has taught online, ground base courses, and seminars. Shaloma lives in the Phoenix area and for relaxation she enjoys reading, and writing nonfiction books.

20 Greer, Traci Traci Greer received a BA in marketing from Wichita State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School. She is the Principal of Greer Marketing. Prior to this, she was the VP of Marketing for YRC Logistics involved in building the company from inception to $1.4B in revenues with offices in 40 countries. Traci was also the VP of Sales and Marketing at Planet Alumni, local technology start up, where she was instrumental in obtaining VC funding and start up business processes. She has held management positions at Global One and Sprint. She is also an adjunct professor of Marketing and International Marketing at Ottawa University, Avila University and William Woods University. Grodek, Adam Adam holds a Master of Science degree in Geography from the University of Florida, Master of Science in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds ABD/PhD Candidacy in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Adam is completing a Master of Arts in Elementary and Middle Grades Education from Lee University. His research interests lie in evaluating how river systems response to both climatic change and human land use disturbances. He has worked with public, private, and government stakeholders in understanding how the science in river systems is affected by both climate change and land use. As faculty at several universities and as a certified teacher in the public school system, Adam includes the science of rivers and climate change in teaching public school science to elementary and middle grade students. He is a strong believer that science is best taught by allowing students to experiment and experience in the laboratory, in the field, and in the classroom. He is currently working towards becoming a National Board Certified Teacher, and enjoys riding motorcycles with his wife. Grossner, Jennifer Jennifer has a Bachelor s degree is in Elementary Education with an emphasis in early childhood from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Her She is currently the Director of Online Education Programs and a full-time faculty member for Ottawa University. Her background is in education and she has been a full-time on-ground faculty member in the education program at the Ottawa University residential campus in Ottawa, KS, a Math Assessment and Curriculum Supervisor for an educational consulting firm in Scottsdale, AZ, and a public school teacher in Phoenix, AZ. Jennifer lives in the Phoenix area and when she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Gurley, Renee Renee s journey as an educator began in the Black Hills of South Dakota where she received a BA in English. She received her secondary English teaching credential at the University of Southern Colorado and her MA at California State University, San Bernardino. She teaches English and English as a Second Language (ESL) at the colligate level. Renee Gurley lives in Joshua Tree, CA and has been an educator for the past decade. She enjoys sitting in coffee shops on her days off and writing stories about the world around her, rock climbing (when she has the time), yoga and traveling. Back to the top H

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