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Faculty Members

Here is a partial list of faculty members, more updates coming soon!

 

Dr. Anita Abbott

Dr. Anita Abbott is a progressive educator, drawing from years of experience working in higher education and vocational teaching, both in traditional face-to-face settings and in distance learning programs. Her expertise extends to politics, international relations, human rights, security issues, strategic partnerships, diplomacy, sovereignty, and transnationalism.

Anita accomplished her PhD in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Waikato. She holds a Master of Education (with distinction) from the University of Canterbury, and a master's degree in International Relations and Human Rights from the University of Auckland. She also holds a certificate in adult teaching, and certificate in teaching adults numeracy and literacy.

Her research skills have led her to a number of writing and editing roles: an associate editor for International Journal of the Humanities; a reviewer for The University of London Educate Journal; a guest writer for Oil Voice; and an independent writer.

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Dr. Moutaz Abou-Robieh

Dr. Abou-Robieh brings 10 years of professional management and business experience to his position. A former tenured professor at Potomac College, Schiller International University, and Argosy University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Management Information Systems, and International Business. Dr. Abou-Robieh published his dissertation about E-banking security perceptions and customer satisfaction issues.

As a faculty member, Dr. Abou-Robieh shares his experiences and expertise with students.

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Dr. Bola Akerele

Dr. Bola Akerele graduated with Distinction from Capella University with a Doctor of Business Administration degree specializing in Information Technology Management. She holds a Master's of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from Towson University. She also completed some graduate continuing education courses at Stevens institute of technology. Dr. Akerele published her dissertation about Information Security Breaches and its effects on organization financial performance.

Dr. Akerele has over 10 years of professional experience spanning different industries. Her current interests and research relates to the long term impacts of failures in information security on the global economy. She enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to join the Charisma community and contribute to the University.

 

Dr. Charles Afam Anosike

Dr. Charles Afam Anosike brings over 15 years of management and leadership experience to his position. A consultant/global educator at Duke Corporate Education. Dr. Charles Anosike is also a volunteer adjunct faculty of leadership and strategic management at the University of the People. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts-Visual Communication and Master of Information Technology-IT project management from American InterContinental University Los Angeles and Online, respectively. Dr. Charles Anosike obtained his doctorate in Business Administration with specialization in Leadership from Walden University. His doctoral dissertation titled "Sustainability Efforts of One Oil Company in Niger Delta of Nigeria" was published in Proquest/UMI dissertation database (Open Access).

 

Melissa Arguelles

Mrs. Arguelles started her academic career by pursuing a BA in Psychology, MS in School Counseling with an emphasis in Behavioral Intervention Management, and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential with Child Welfare and Attendance Authorization. Her education and experience have given her the enduring insight and thorough understanding of psychology, counseling, pedagogy, learning outcomes and assessment in the field of education and counseling.

As a substitute teacher for the Downey Unified School District, Mrs. Arguelles' professional experience has provided her with the opportunity to better understand the field of education. Mrs. Arguelles' experience allows her to continue to build on her understanding of instructional practices and learning outcomes to better serve all students.

As a teaching philosophy, Mrs. Arguelles believes that all students have the right to an education, ability to learn, and pursuit of lifelong learning as a way of achieving their dreams.

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Theresa Avila

Theresa Avila has completed a Master's degree in Education, with a specialization in Curriculum & Instruction from Chapman University. Her Liberal Studies Bachelor's degree is from California State University in San Luis Obispo. Her passion is online teaching for the adult learner; however, she also enjoys teaching traditional face to face classes as well.  Ms. Avila previously worked as a Police Training Coordinator for the local police department, a Preschool Director at a private school, and as an Associate Director of Academic Support for a major U.S. university.  Ms. Avila is engaged, and has two children named Olivia and Rico, and a cat named Bella.  Her interests include reading, gardening, cooking, and sewing.

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Dr. Qatip Arifi

Dr. Arifi is a proactive adaptable and conscientious person with 20+ years experience in teaching and managing duties in organizations on teaching. Working in these fields he has overcome lots of challenges through a tenacious and questioning approach drawing on wide-ranging teaching expertise. He is at the same time highly enthusiastic and receptive to other people. His approach may relax most of people and brighten their day.

His credentials are on Applied Linguistics and Language Education. He completed his Ph.D in Philological Sciences from SEE University, and his Master degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. In his time he has been engaged as a Senior Lecturer in several Universities in the southeast part of Europe providing classes on Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Mr Arifi has a strong interest in implementing current standards in education and has been able to research and implement this knowledge in many types of projects. He has experience in coordinating and monitoring Quality Assurance, Curriculum Development, Scientific Research, and Students Mentoring. Most is in field of education which relates to his learning, gathering and analyzing data on students'performances and developing these findings to audiences of academics in many international conferences and papers.

He has been involved in lots of activities that require research and cooperation, coordinated activities in the field of education and established contacts with many international institutions in many conferences, seminars and workshop worldwide.

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Matthew Lloyd Bailey

Matthew L. Bailey was born and grew up in Montego Bay Jamaica. He earned a Two Associates Degree in Hospitality Management and Business Management respectively, from Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, before going on to earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Franklin University in Columbus Ohio. He also earned a Master Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership also from Franklin University.

His work experience also includes 20 years Hospitality Management at the executive level in different parts of the Caribbean.

He has two sons and a daughter. He is a certified Scuba Diving instructor. He enjoys reading, hiking, traveling farming, writing and swimming. He is in the process of writing his first book entitle "Being Afraid of Ourselves".

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Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj

Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj is a diplomatic and flexible leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to break down cross cultural communication barriers; adept at strategically identifying, devising, and implementing customized solutions to support global business strategies and needs with diverse knowledge of handling foreign affairs with hands on experience in providing security and safety services.

Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj is a Globalist that enjoys Challenges; this summarizes him perfectly in one single definition. He is a Political & Communications consultant with over 15 years public affairs/ corporate affairs experience from India, US, Canada, Lithuania, Georgia, Republic of Kosovo, Europe and the rest of the World. Lobbying, branding, Connecting people & businesses are part of his overall Experience.

Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj has extensive experience evaluating programs across a wide range of technical areas, including rural development, environmental and social capacity and Education. He Conducts in-depth analysis of projects, and is familiar with the reporting and evaluation need of multiple donors, including the UN, UNESCO,UNEP, SIDA, Aus-Aid, CIDA, ADB, UNGC, IUCN, EU, World Bank and other international organization. He is an Investment consultant for Balkan, Baltic, CIS and India from High potential investors in different fields.

Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj has interest in trade and commerce in which he became a private Diplomatic consultant. This led him into commercial diplomacy, providing confidential and strategic advice to trade delegations from developing countries. He has been contracted to numerous positions serving several countries. His posts have included Trade Consultant, Economic Advisor, Senior Trade Delegate and Special Envoy.

Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj holds Doctorate in International Affairs and Diplomacy, Master of Social Work from Mahatma Gandhi University and Graduate in Computer Engineering and Law. He is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi and has a working knowledge of Albanian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Nepali, Marathi and Guajarati.

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Dr. Anand Bajpai
[B. Sc., (PCM), MBA, MCA, Ph.D. (Management), Post Doctoral Training (Research Methods)]

1. No. of National/International Seminars & Conferences : 45+
2. No. of Research workshop : 10+
3. No. of Books published: 2(India) + 1(Germany) +1(Under Publication)
4. No. of Research Papers/Models/Tools/Techniques & Methods published : 20 including ISSN & ISBN
5. No. of Research Projects : 1(IIT Delhi)
6. No. of Research Scholar under Guidance : 6
7. No. of Review reports or Expert opinion on PhD thesis & Research papers submitted to an University/Journal/Conferences: 8
8. No. of Editorial Responsibility: 5
9. No. of Membership : 20+

Dr. Anand has done MBA from Sikkim Manipal University, India & Ph. D. in Management Information System from Sainath University, India. His areas of interest are Strategic Management & Leadership, Change Management & Research Methods. His teaching experience is 7 years+ & Post PhD Research experience is 3years+.
Currently, he is working as a Lecturer & Research Consultant in Al Sharq Studies Institute, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates & Adjunct Faculty at Saint Tomas University, Central America.
He is an internal verifier (Academic Quality Verifier) for Edexcel Post Graduate Level 7 Diploma from United Kingdom in Dubai.

He has published three books titled "E-Commerce", "Information Management" & "Research Insights & Dynamics: A Quick Glance" & several research papers with International Journal of repute. Recently, He has been assigned the review of research papers by Southern Management Association, Academy of Management & by AIB US Southeast Chapter 2015, United States of America. Having specialized into research field, Dr. Anand has conducted research for the Shipping Industry, Islamic Finance Industry, and Sustainable Energy Development etc.
He is associated with many journals of international repute and international conferences in their Advisory & Editorial Review Boards across the globe like Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, Dubai, India, Srilanka, Nepal etc.

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Leon Barrett

Dr. Leon A. Barrett is an educator, author, speech writer, mentor, and volunteer. He has been an educator for over forty years. During that time he has taught elementary and secondary school students, and adults at various levels. Since 2010, he has been teaching the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) online Special Education Additional Qualifications courses to teachers. He is passionate about helping teachers to acquire the knowledge and skills so that they can facilitate the learning and academic and social achievements of their students.

In 2009, Dr. Barrett was the co-writer of the English Creole curriculum which is now part of the International Languages Program in the Peel District School Board. He is author of Foundations of Education: The making of an education system (revised 2012), Educational Development in Jamaica: Special Education (2006), and co-author of Succeeding in the Educational Maze (2012) and Educational Development in Jamaica in the Context of the British Colonial Influence (2005). During the 2010-2011 school year, he was instrumental in helping to successfully establish a Grade 8 boys-only class in a middle school.

In 2005, Dr. Barrett was nominated for an Award of Excellence for contributions to public education in Peel. In that same year he received an Award of Distinction for contributions to public education in Peel. Again in 2012 he received an Award of Distinction for contributions to public education in Peel.

Dr. Barrett is also active in the community through the United Achievers' Community Services, Inc. where he is Vice President, and the Educators' Forum where he is co-founder and presenter.

Dr. Barrett completed his Doctor in Education with specialization in Higher Level Instruction (2009) from International University, Panama; Master of Arts with specialization in Educational Theory (1980) from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1976) from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; and Ontario Teachers' Certificate (1992) and Jamaica Teacher's Certificate (1971).

Dr. Barrett is married and has three adult children.

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Brent Batiste

Brent Batiste was born and raised in Southern California, in the city of Riverside. He studied business marketing at La Sierra University and graduated with a BS in business marketing and furtherd his education in which he obtained a MBA in business managment. Upon his leaving La Sierra University, Brent has was able to ascertain the knowledge of various facets of business through work experience. Brent endowed the corporate world with success aswell as being a teacher overseas on the university level aswell as six elementary schools. Brent has a strong teaching philosophy in which he states:

"The opportunity and the pursuit to education and higher learning are not given or should be sought after as a mode or fashion. It should be given and sought after for a purpose, for a task, for high responsibility and personal requirement for the benefit of our county and the coming generation. Education and higher learning is the torchlight of a nation. Proper teaching and education of students who are willing to learn intensifies natural gifts and abilities. A strong philosophy toward work and bringing out the best natural gifts that are unique to every student is the duty of the teacher, instructor or trainer. I believe that students should be challenged in the subject matter in a way that is not mundane. I believe in bringing new ideas and concepts in my lesson plans based upon the different learning types as well as the student's aptitude of knowledge in the subject matter as well as other course related subjects. I am a very open minded teacher and I am also willing to learn from my students based on their past and present knowledge as well as their personal life experiences. If you are open minded and ready to learn, there are many things you can learn not from books and instructors but from the very life experience itself. There are definitely many things which you can learn from other people. If teachers and students are guided by this principle, you will be surprised how pleasant life can be."

Brent Teaches with whole hearted passion and recieves the utmost gratitude when he effectuates success in the hearts and minds of his students.

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Dr. David Bennett

Dr. David Bennett is originally from St. Andrew, Jamaica and now lives in West Palm Beach, Florida for over 8 years now. He practices yoga, and a lover of nature and servitude. Dr. Bennett did his undergraduate studies in Economics with a minor in Statistics from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He also did a graduate degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University, United States, and finally a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership with concentration in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University, United States. He is currently a Content Expert for online Ed.D /PhD Leadership Program at the Grand Canyon University and a member of Golden Key International Honors Society.

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Danielle Bertuccio

Danielle Bertuccio is an Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy at Suffolk County Community College as well as a Teacher Assistant at a therapeutic preschool. She received her Masters Degree of Arts in Liberal Studies from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, her Bachelors Degree of Science in Professional Liberal Studies from Dowling College and her Associates Degree of Art in Liberal Arts from Suffolk County Community College. In addition to her love of education, she enjoys volunteering and working closely with the special needs community. Her hobbies include reading, riding her horse and spending quality time with her husband and pets which include a hairless cat, a pitbull and a great dane.

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John R. Beyer

John Beyer has been in the education field for over twenty years moving from classroom teacher to department chair of special education to school site administration and then into the district office level as both director of special education and director of alternative education and discipline. He has also been crucial in the development of raising API scores, raising daily attendance of students, and creating district wide progressive discipline rubrics. He has been a lecturer and presenter at various educational conferences in the state of California and has held positions in other numerous community organizations. Dr. Beyer is also a published author. He earned his Doctorate in School Administration from Pepperdine University in 2001. He is happily married with four wonderful daughters' and enjoys traveling with his lovely spouse.

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Laureen Beyer

Mrs. Laureen Beyer has worked in the field of education for nearly three decades spanning every level from preschool through elementary, secondary, and adult education, including working with special needs students and English Language Learners. With experience in English Language Development, Psychology, and Administration, her diverse background provides her a broad base to draw upon in the virtual classroom. She and her husband, Dr. John Beyer, are also well-travelled, furthering her ability to communicate this wealth of real-life expertise with her students. With degrees from both the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and Chapman University, Mrs. Beyer is proud to be working with Charisma University.

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Matthew Brake

Matthew Brake attended Elim Bible Institute in Rochester, NY for his undergraduate work in Biblical Studies.

He came to Virginia Beach to attend Regent University's School of Divinity where he graduated with a Master's of Divinity in 2009 after completing his thesis Soren Kierkegaard & Pentecostalism: A Dialogue, a study of the role that religious experiences and spiritual transformation play in the writings of Kierkegaard and in Pentecostal theology.

Matt has been a youth pastor, a traveling youth minister, and a church planter.

Currently, he works as a philosophy instructor and an academic advisor.

 

Dannielle Brathwaite

Dannielle Brathwaite is a Business and Management professional who has worked in the international business sector in Barbados for over seven years. She possesses a Master of Business Administration with a specialisation in Project Management, a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management, a Diploma in Accounting and Business and a Certificate in Managing and Facilitating Online Instruction. Ms. Brathwaite has worked with the University of the West Indies as an online tutor, course developer and course coordinator in the Management Studies department. Her research interests include project management, business analysis, international business and economic development and she is an active member of the Project Management Institute and the Academy of International Business.

 

R. Jason Cade

R. Jason Cade was born and raised in southern Ohio. Mr. Cade earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Economics from Ohio University. Mr. Cade also earned a Master Degree in Business Administration with an 18-hour emphasis in Accounting from Morehead State University. He is enrolled in a Walden University Doctorate of Business Administration program with a concentration in accounting and is anticipating graduating in 2014.

Jason Cade is a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Cade is the managing partner of a financial services and fraud examination firm. He has over three years of fraud examination and forensic accounting work experience. His work experience also includes four years as a staff accountant in which he prepared quarterly statements, performed payroll duties, and valuation services.

Mr. Cade also holds a series-seven and sixty-six licenses. These licenses are required to be a registered stockbroker and financial advisor. His work experience also includes being a stockbroker at a publicly traded firm.

The higher education experience Mr. Cade has is very diverse. He has been teaching online and traditional in-seat courses for over six years. His work experience includes creating, writing, and developing online course curriculum. Mr. Cade has also written published video scripts for an accounting education video series.

Mr. Cade and his wife have two great (most of the time) children. They try to have fun and remember the important things in our daily lives. Mr. Cade and his family enjoy golfing, snow skiing, and swimming.

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Brian Camper

Brian K. Camper is an educator with a special interest in curriculum and instruction. Mr. Camper has served teacher, administration, and mentor for over ten years in K-12 Instruction. He currently serves as a high school Social Studies Department Chair/Dean of Discipline at Lou Dantzler Charter High School in Los Angeles, California where he was a founding member of the school in 2007.  Mr. Camper’s success has been demonstrated in many of the accomplishment within this schools success including ninety percent of the first graduating seniors (June 2010) have been accepted to four year colleges and universities.  Thus, while serving the students of low socioeconomic status.  He is currently conducting research on the effects of technology in education and its impact on school reform.  Mr. Camper is an advocate for World Wide Education Reform and using technology to increase education to the world.  Brian Camper has a master’s degree from Argosy University college of Education and brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experiences in k-12 curriculum and instructional practices.  Charisma University is ecstatic about sharing his knowledge and experiences with the students of our University. 

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Geoffrey Carlson

Professor Carlson is currently employed in the criminal justice field in law enforcement. He graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Kansas Wesleyan University. Professor Carlson then received his teaching credential and Masters of Arts in Special Education from Cal State University Bakersfield. His passions in life are his family, criminal investigations, and soccer.

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Rev. Fr. Raymond Copp, SSC, PhD

Rev. Fr. Raymond Copp, SSC, PhD is an Augustinian Catholic priest and member of the Servants of the Holy Cross. Prior to ordination in the Old Roman Catholic Church - Latin Rite, Fr. Copp spent a long career in law enforcement. He is a graduate of four police academies, including two state police academies and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He holds masters' degrees in education and psychology and doctorates in clinical psychology and sacred theology. Fr. Copp holds certifications as an airline transport pilot, flight instructor, and military command pilot. He volunteers at a medical clinic serving the underinsured and specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Fr. Copp is currently a battalion chaplain serving the Maryland Army National Guard where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He lives in West Chester, PA.

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Jennifer Cuculich

Jennifer Cuculich received her B.A., cum laude, from Boston College in Psychology and Economics. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago with a certificate in Antitrust Studies. She was a member of the Loyola Law Review and an editor of the Loyola Consumer Law Review. Ms. Cuculich published an article on the Fair Credit Reporting Act and served as an advocate for children while in law school. She went on to practice law at a major Chicago law firm. Ms. Cuculich recently earned her M.A.T. from National Louis University. She is a certified Illinois teacher with endorsements in Math, English, Social Studies, Psychology and Economics.

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Dr. James F. De Bouno Jr., ND, PhD

A recent graduate of the University of Science, Arts, & Technology located in Montserrat, British West Indies. Received a doctoral degree in Naturopathy Cum Laude with a major in Natural Medicine on June 12, 2010. Interests include medicinal plants and pharmacological extraction of medicines. Currently teaching as Professor at the USAT extension campuses located both in Tampa and Miami, Fl. Other current positions include Online Instructor at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, Fl.

Graduated from Drexel University's College of Engineering in Philadelphia, PA with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree on June 13,1987. Majored in Environmental Sciences. Later held faculty appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor for the Department of Environmental Studies. Other degrees include a Master of Science (MS) from Drexel along with a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in NJ.

Since 1988 have over 22 years experience in Environmental Science in the NJ and PA area. Specialties include wetlands, environmental assessments (EA), environmental impacts studies (EIS), cultural resource surveys, archaeology, environmental permits, threatened/endangered species surveys, and geotechnical studies. Very proficient as an adjunct professor with high technical and presentation abilities. Experience includes over 180 university/college classes taught in many areas of basic sciences and math.

Extracurricular activities include hobbies like coin and stamp collecting along with sports. Trained athlete in triathlon sports of swimming, running, and bicycling. Enjoyments include traveling, reading, and the internet.

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Dr. Kristi Dean

Dr. Kristi Dean is a seasoned educator with 12 years of teaching experience in the classroom, online and in an international setting. She earned her doctorate in Organizational Business from Capella University, her Masters in International Business Administration from Central Michigan University and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Detroit College of Business. Dr. Dean is currently a professor in the Computer Science Department at Central Michigan University and Macomb Community College (Michigan). Among her career highlights is having the opportunity to educate students at the University of Shanghai Science and Technology in China. In addition, to her teaching experience she has delivered over 13 conference presentations throughout the United States as well as internationally at Oxford University, England and Hong Kong, China.

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Bethlehem Hailu Dejene

Bethlehem Hailu Dejene currently serves as the Dean of Assessments at Charisma University after completing her M.A. and PhD. in Anthropology at Northwestern University. The topic of her dissertation explores religious moral worlds and their encounter with 'modernity' through the discourse of affliction and exorcisms. Her future research prospects will investigate the construction of illness and healing in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian exorcisms through the framework of analytical psychology and Patristics. Her long-term vision is to create a platform where healing practitioners from mostly non-Western traditions find ways to collaborate with depth psychologists and theologians.

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Thomas DeWitt

Thomas DeWitt received his Bachelor's degree from Lee University, his Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Temple Baptist Seminary. He has also completed a one year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education.

He is a minister with over twenty years of experience. His background includes involvement in a variety of leadership positions within the church and hospital, hospice, and correctional ministry, working alongside others to accomplish the goal of ministry. He has experience as a pastor, educator, chaplain and spiritual caregiver. His strongest gifts are leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care and counseling. He has a leadership style that is decisive, collegial, and solution oriented.

While serving as a staff chaplain at Saint Louis University Hospital he served as adjunct faculty for an annual Death and Dying module taught to the second year medical students at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. In addition he participated in an annual medical ethics training seminar for first year medical residents. He also also served as an adviser to the Interfaith Interest Group in the School of Medicine. Additionally, he was a preceptor for The Clinical Pastoral Education students at Saint Louis University Hospital and taught didactic sessions on spiritual assessment and pastoral care of hospital patients. For several years he was a certified instructor in Healthy Interventions. A class that taught hospital staff how to deal with potentially violent and volatile situations.

He is passionate about pastoral care and education of ministers and believes that every minister should have professional and clinical training.

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Carlos Díaz-Díaz

Carlos Díaz-Díaz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the Universidad del Este. Upon his graduation, he launched his own company KMS-Group, a successful provider of professional services for conventions, business meetings and marketing events for the private and corporate sectors. During this entrepreneur venture, he continued his studies and received his MBA in Finance from the Universidad Metropolitana in Puerto Rico. At present, he is pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) with a concentration in Finance. He currently lives in North Central Florida and offers his services as a Business Development Consultant and Multicultural Affairs Facilitator. As a community volunteer he currently facilitates ESOL classes and has developed Financial Literacy seminars for minorities and foreign nationals to help them understand and successfully navigate American culture and finance systems.

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Murad Dibbini

Murad Dibbini is currently the Dean of Retention and Student Financial Services at Holy Names University, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his current position, Murad served in Enrollment, including the Dean of Enrollment Services overseeing all of Admissions, Recruitment, and Financial Aid.

Murad Dibbini was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Palmdale High School in 1996, Murad headed to the Midwest to attend Kansas Wesleyan University. In 2001, Murad graduated form KWU with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Health, Education and Recreation. After completing his bachelor's degree, Murad was hired by Holy Names University as a Regional Admissions Counselor located in Southern California. In 2005, Murad Dibbini achieved his Master's Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management and Leadership at HNU.

Throughout his ten-year career in Higher Education, Murad has worked with students and families of all ages, helping them realize the importance and the value of a College education. His dedication to students along with his passion for student success allows him to be a positive educator. He continues to help students achieve their dreams, in hopes that they see education as their door to a brighter future.

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Trina Dibbini

Trina Dibbini, originally from Baldwin, Kansas where she graduated from high school, proceeded to Salina, Kansas where she currently lives. She received a degree in Elementary Education and a degree in Psychological Services from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2002. She also received a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Fort Hays State University in 2010 and English as a Second Language from Kansas State University in 2010.

Trina Dibbini currently teaches 6th grade reading and social studies in Salina, Kansas. She has been teaching for 9 years and has taught 1st grade, 4th grade, 8th grade history, and 6th grade reading and social studies. Trina Dibbini also coached sports at various levels. She has been a middle school basketball coach, high school volleyball coach, and a college volleyball coach. She worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for St. Francis Academy boys home; led support groups, interventions, and one on one counseling sessions. She has worked with students and families of all ages and believes that all students, any age and level, can learn. She is married and has two amazing children.

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Lisa Dimitriadis

Lisa Dimitriadis has a PhD in Public Health from Walden University, a MS in Higher Education from Kaplan University, Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Kaplan University, an MA in history from the College of Charleston, and a BS in history from Francis Marion University. Dr. Dimitriadis' main focus of interest and research is disease history. She was born and raised in Southwest Virginia but has lived in South Carolina with her husband and two sons for the last seventeen years. Dr. Dimitriadis has been teaching at the two and four year college level for the last eleven years and has a real passion for conveying her love of history, humanities and public health to her students. Her hobbies include travel, reading, watching movies and television, walking, scrapbooking, couponing and spending time with friends and family.

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Julia Edwards

Julia Edwards comes to Charisma with a variety of teaching and learning experiences. She graduated with a double Bachelor's degree with high honors from University of Southern Maine, where she studied International Relations and Political Science. After a few years working on Capitol Hill for a US Senator in Washington, D.C. and then for a small but mighty market research firm in Portland, Maine, Julia accepted a Graduate Assistantship to pursue her Masters at Seton Hall University in Diplomacy and International Relations. From there she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at various schools in and around Oslo, Norway for a year. She returned to Maine to teach international relations at her alma mater, USM, and run their Model United Nations Program. She has taught courses on International Relations, Human Rights, Responsibility to Protect, International Law, US Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Peacekeeping, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Transitional Justice. Julia currently works as a Learning and Advising Specialist at a college in Maine, but has continued to stay connected to the international relations discipline through freelance projects with colleagues at the United Nations.

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Daniel Else

Daniel Else obtained his MA-Education/Educational Administration from Concordia University, Irvine in 2009; BA-Speech Communication from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1978; B.A. History, 2002; M.A. Educational Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, 2004; and currently pursuing his Ed.D-Educational Instruction at Argosy University. Daniel Else has over 20 years experience as an educator including psychology, research methods, motivation, education and English and 10 years experience in sales and marketing.

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Dr. Gregory Fant

University Appointments
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Health Sciences

Education/Professional Recognitions
PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MSHS/Public Health, Trident University International
MPA, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Member, American College of Epidemiology
Accredited Statistician, Statistical Society of Australia
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, United Kingdom

Biographical Statement
Dr. Gregory Fant serves as the University's Founding Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Associate Professor for the Health Sciences (Public Health).

For the University, Dr. Fant teaches graduate-level courses in epidemiology and biostatistics; health program planning and evaluation; public health practice; and global/public health along with related courses in health services administration.

"I am committed to helping public health professionals from developing countries enhance their professional knowledge of and competencies in public health as part of their continuing professional development. I sincerely hope that the learning experiences at this University will enable my public health peers to make significant contributions to their public health systems and population health status in their home countries," writes Dr. Fant.

Dr. Fant is a Federal Civil Servant and public health epidemiologist, public health statistician, and public health administrator.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Dr. Fant at this institution (and in the courses that he may teach) are his own and do not represent the official position of the US Government.

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The Most Rev David B. Fucci, BOHC, AS, BS, BA, M.Div., PsyD

David Brian Fucci is the Bishop for the Province of the Western United States and Diocesan Bishop for the Diocese of Chaplain Services for the Western Orthodox Christian Church which is accredited and certified to endorse chaplains by the Armed Forces Chaplains Board, US Veterans Affairs Department and the US Bureau of Federal Prisons. David is a Benedictine Monk and the Abbott General for the Benedictine Order of the Holy Cross (BOHC) with 23 years of active ministry as a Deacon, Priest and Bishop. He graduated from EL Camino College [AS in Administration of Justice], Regents College [BS in Psychology], Geneva Theological College (Now known as Greenwich School of Theology, UK [BA in Religion] & [Master of Divinity], Southern California Institute [Doctor of Psychology]. David was awarded the Honorary Degree and Title of Doctor of Divinity [D.D.] from Saint Ambrose Institute.

Bishop Fucci is a Departmental Chaplain for the San Diego Fire Department, California State Military Reserve (California National Guard), Civil Air Patrol, American Red Cross and San Diego County Chaplain Corps he has also served as a Volunteer Chaplain for 3 years at Rady's Children's Hospital and as a Community-Based Chaplain for 2 years at the La Jolla Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Bishop Fucci has completed 4 units of CPE and is a Clinical Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains, an Advanced Certified Chaplain-Master Level from the Federation of Fire Chaplains and a Board Certified Chaplain and Board Certified Pastoral Counselor from the National Association of Orthodox Chaplains.

Bishop Fucci holds membership in the California State Fire Chaplain Association, Federation of Fire Chaplains, United States Military Chaplain Association and is a Professional Chaplain Member of the National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains and Professional Chaplain Member of the National Association Orthodox Chaplains.

In the area of psychology and pastoral counseling Dr. Fucci is considered an expert by the US Department of Defense in the assessment and treatment of PTSD with over 19 years of experience treating our military soldiers, airmen and sailors. Dr. Fucci is a Licensed Psychoanalyst by the State of Vermont and a Board Certified Psychoanalyst by The American Academy of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalyst Practitioners.

Dr. Fucci held a Registered Psychologist certification in California in order to complete his 3000 hours of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral requirements for licensure in California as a psychologist he also has taken several courses in Crisis Intervention and Peers Support and holds membership in the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) as a lifetime member and is a member of Mensa. For the past 26 years.

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Rev. Gary Gabrielson, M.Div., Th.M

Gary became a born-again Christian in January 1982 at the age of 20, and began attending Calvary Chapel in California. As their services were only two per week at that time, he was quite hungry for the Word of God and for fellowship, so he also visited many other churches in those early days, and has kept on doing this throughout his Christian experience. He has been exposed to, and has taught and led worship in, many different types of churches and denominations over time. For the first few years he performed special music and ran a Sunday School in a Baptist-style church. For another six or seven years he led worship on weekends and in small groups with Vineyard Christian Fellowship, also ministering with mission groups, healing and worship conferences, and the Signs & Wonders and Church Growth conferences, some in Winnipeg, and others in Vancouver, BC. After a change in pastoral leadership, he was eventually ordained as assistant pastor (1990). Concurrent with that time, he was also helping with church planting as a worship leader in a Four Square church, a Vineyard, a Baptist-style community church, as well as pastoring house churches and homeless outreaches. In 1995, Gary went to Vancouver to continue full-time study at Regent College under his favorite theologians: J.I Packer, Gordon Fee, R Paul Stevens, and Eugene Peterson. The same ministries continued with a charismatic-leaning Lutheran church outside of Vancouver, and house churches in Point Roberts, WA and New Westminster, BC. After receiving the Master of Divinity from Regent in 1998, he went back to California to write his Master of Theology thesis (2001) entitled, "House Churches Now and Then: An Assessment of Today's House Church Movement in Light of Scripture and the Social World of the Early Church." Gary also worked as the pastor of the English congregation of a Korean church for about eight years, his house churches and homeless ministry continuing at the same time. Gary was accepted into the D.Theol dissertation program at Univ. of South Africa in 2001, and is planning to take this up again shortly. In recent years he has been involved mostly in house churches. Gary has written many songs, and has translated the Psalms from the original Hebrew and put them into verse. Nearly all are in rhyme patterns, so as to easily be set to music when the need or opportunity arises for that particular psalm. Gary's main emphases for teaching are in the areas of Bible and theology.

In addition to his education, Gary has held a California teaching credential in English, having passed the CBEST (general exam in English and Mathematics) and the CSET in English (four rigorous exams for teaching English and Drama in public schools}.

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Rev Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P.

Dr. Goodrich is an Anglican Dominican priest who teaches on religion, philosophy, ethics, literature, psychology, and spirituality in a variety of venues, academic and popular. He has taught graduate and undergraduate students, in both residential and online settings. His articles have appeared in a number of North American publications, as well as a number of popular websites.

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Rev. Fr. George Gonzalez

Rev. Fr. George Gonzalez has been in the field of pastoral ministry as a catholic priest for twenty five years. His responsibilities have varied during these years from pastor, board president, hospital chaplain, college professor, clinical therapist and chaplain to the prisons/jails. Thus, his wonderful Hispanic background lends itself to his joyful sense of humor and serene personality.

Amongst his many gifts he brings to our fine University the gift of academia. He has several college degrees from a B.A. in Spanish, B.A. in Humanities, Master of Theology, Master of Counseling and Religion, Ph.D. in Psychology and D. of Sacred Music. He has also been listed in one of the yearly editions of International Who's Who of Professionals in the past. He has received several awards for being the outstanding pastoral musician and leader. In the joy of everyday life his motto is "Soli Deo Gloria", for the "Glory of God".

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Doug Hall - Facilitator

Doug Hall is a graduate of John F. Kennedy University Campbell campus Clinical Psychology 1996.  His undergraduate degree is from UCLA, a BA in Economics-International Relations (Chinese).  Prior to attending JFKU, Doug worked in a family-run business, selling computer hardware and helping manage the sales team and assist with business strategy.  Doug trained at the Process Therapy Institute where he learned the Process model of therapy, which forms the basis of his consulting and teaching philosophy, especially the being side of the model.  After leaving the counseling world, he returned to doing various sales jobs.  Throughout his selling career, he learned various sales techniques and learned about the aptitudes required for various professions, including those for therapists and salespeople.  For the past several years, he has been meditating and learning Buddhist ideas and principles, including many that are used with professional golfers as taught in Zen Golf.  Doug teaches a course called ‘Creating Our Desires’, which blends psychology, mindfulness, law of attraction and philosophy to help people get clear about their goals, deal with emotions that hinder success and achieve their goals faster than they normally would.  In fact, this is the driving force behind his work with small businesses and students. 

For the past 10 years, Doug has been working in small businesses as a freelancer and consultant in sales, marketing and planning.  He represents companies (both here in the US and China), does business introductions and manages projects.  In two of the last 5 years, Doug has lived in China where he taught Business Strategy and Human Resource Development to community college students and taught business owners and professionals conversational English, resulting in increased confidence.  He was furthering his functional Mandarin skills as well.  Feel free to visit his website at www.WeBridge.org.

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John Hamaker

Mr. Hamaker is former U.S. Air Force, having served honorably in various training director positions around the globe. Mr. Hamaker is a dedicated educator with 10+ years of experience in teaching, training, lecturing, and instructional system design. He maintains a passion for instilling the importance of lifelong learning, and serves as a subject matter expert on items taught. Mr. Hamaker believes in inspiring students, and helping them to develop, express, and exchange their ideas. Mr. Hamaker has served as a professor at the United States Air Force Air University, and numerous international universities.

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Dr. Kathy Hoppe

Dr. Kathy Hoppe was born in Amarillo, Texas and have lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Denton, Texas; Mill Valley, California; Bismarck, North Dakota; Dallas, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Riverside, Pennsylvania; and now currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her career path has been in the mental health and theology field. She is licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist in two states and has supervised students in practicums and licensure candidates. She has taught in over six universit ies both online and traditional courses over the past 16 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX; a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA; and a Doctor of Ministry from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. She also completed a two year postgraduate program in marriage and family therapy approved by the Commission on the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy

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Aneka Hutchinson

Aneka Hutchinson a School Administrator and Lecturer by profession with valuable experience working in higher education and delivering vocational programs. During her teaching profession she has been exposed to multiple teaching platforms used for online delivery.

Aneka Hutchinson values lifelong learning, demonstration of competency and quality. She strongly believes that teaching and learning is a process and not a one-off activity. Students are unique and they come to the classroom with different learning styles and as such she ensures that she is prepared to meet these differences with the appropriate teaching strategies.

Aneka Hutchinson completed a BSc. Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of the West Indies, Mona and University of Technology, Jamaica. She further completed a MSc. Degree in Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University. It is her desire to pursue further studies in instructional technology so as to facilitate learning both the traditional classroom and online.

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Dessislava Ivanova

Dessislava Ivanova completed her BA degree in English Literature and Business Administration at the American University in Bulgaria. She obtained her MA in TESOL from Penn State University, USA, where she also completed PhD coursework in Applied Linguistics. Dessi has more than thirteen years of experience teaching English to international students from all over the world. She is currently working as a Pre-Faculty Level Head at Istanbul Sehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has also taught in the USA, Canada, and Bulgaria.

Dessi has expertise in teaching general and academic English courses. She has been involved for a long time in teaching academic writing and oral communication courses to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to students who are about to enter university faculty programs. Her experience also includes being a Writing Center Director, TOEFL, IETLS, and Critical Thinking instructor.

When Dessi is not teaching, she is a student. She is currently being trained as an opera singer. She also loves yoga, meditation, reading, philosophy and nature.

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Jitka Panek Jurkova

Jitka Panek Jurkova has graduated from International Studies and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2011, and is currently working on her PhD. dissertation at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague. Ever since her undergraduate studies, she has been researching the various roles culture and arts can play in international relations. She consecrated both her Bachelor's and Master's thesis to cultural diplomacy, which is also the field of her practical expertise: she has been the advisor for the issues of cultural diplomacy both to the Czech and Israeli government, and has advised on cultural outreach to several NGOs. Currently, she is expanding her research in two ways: Examining the role of audience in cultural diplomacy; and dealing with culture as a tool of engagement in conflict environment. She has published on related issues in scholarly journals (International Journal of Cultural Policy, Urban People) as well as in other media (Respekt, e-politics.cz).

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Mohamad A Khatibloo

13 years plus teaching at the college level in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security and related fields. Nearly 11 years experience teaching in online formats using all known Learning Management Systems (LMS)

VP of Operations for a small boutique style Private Investigations firm based in So Calif, specializing in Gang enhancement cases, private client relations and all matters of private investigations.

Published author in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security. Published author on Terrorism / Martyrdom (2010), Gang activity (2013), multiculturalism in Law enforcement (2013) and the War in Afghanistan (2014) Course, content developer and curriculum designer in all criminal justice / homeland security related courses for many colleges and universities. Developed three stand alone Bachelor level Criminal Justice programs for different colleges and universities. Also developed dozens of stand alone courses for varied colleges in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security / Emergency Management.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (earned), Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (earned) and Doctorate degree in progress (2016).

Trainer for Los Angles Police Department in police operations and terrorism, trainer for Riverside Public Defenders on gangs and terrorism. Trainer for California correctional workers on gang related matters and terrorism extremism. Trainer for Los Angeles County Bar Association on criminal gang cases.

2 years military police experience, 15 years loss prevention, private security, investigative experience. Combined, over 24 years experience in private sector security, loss prevention, management, business and customer service.

Extensive experience in forensics through training by National Institute of Justice. Extensive training via the Department of Defense on anti-terrorism, computer related fraud and identity fraud. Training through Center for Homeland Security and Defense on Terrorism, Terrorism Extremism and Finance / Funding of Terrorism activity. Extensive emergency preparedness training through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Multicultural and PTSD training through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Extensive training and certifications on drug overdose, drug training and street gang related drug trade. Mental Health First Aid Training and CPR / First Aid trainer and Core facilitator.

Memberships held in: Infragard (US Infrastructure Security), ASIS, ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), American Society of Criminology, Justice Research and Statistics Association and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

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David Kukielski

David Kukielski graduated in 1977 from St. Meinrad College Seminary in Indiana with a BA, majoring in Philosophy. He then spent the next five years in Rome, Italy studying Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning an STB (Bachelor in Sacred Theology) in 1980 and an STL (License in Sacred Theology, with a focus in Fundamental Theology) in 1982.

Returning to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, David worked in parish ministry where he was able to apply in very practical ways the theological training he had received. Then, in the fall of 1988 he moved into the field of Education. Since that time he has worked 20+ years full-time in PS-12 educational environments, including 12+ years in the classroom (mainly) teaching Latin to Middle School students, and 8 years in administration, serving initially as a Curriculum Coordinator and Dean of Students, and then as a Head of Middle School followed by being a Head of School. During those years David also earned an MA in Educational Instruction from Central Michigan University.

During these years as well David also began to teach part-time at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both face-to-face and online. He presently teaches a Comparative Religion course online for Wilmington University. Also always in the background was and is his theological training and pastoral experience, both of which David is excited to be able to bring to his teaching work at Charisma University in its School of Philosophy and Religion. David's particular academic interests lie in the fields of Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology within the Catholic tradition, and more broadly in Comparative Religion and the Philosophy of Religion.

David and his wife presently live in Newark, Ohio with their beloved dog, Preston. In his spare time David enjoys many and varied activities, not least of which is hiking.

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Dr. Toni LaMotta

Dr. Toni LaMotta is a provocative and inspiring international professional speaker, #1 best-selling author, master teacher and highly regarded online life coach. She has a vision of changing the way the world views midlife & aging one person at a time.

She was the Founding and Senior Minister of the Sarasota Celebration Center & the Community Center for Spiritual Living and is currently the Director of In-Lightened Enterprises and the Sunday Speaker on America's only Floating Chapel.

She is the author of RECOGNITION: The Quality Way, the #1 best-selling book: What You REALLY Want, Wants You and several videos and booklets on the Spirituality of Aging.

Dr. Toni's range of experiences has brought her in front of audiences at some of the top US companies including IBM, AT&T and Pennzoil, as well as college and high school students. She served as a Catholic nun and pastoral associate for 16 years before discovering New Thought and becoming a minister, nearly 20 years ago.

She holds a Doctorate in Religious Studies as well as a Doctor of Divinity degree and three Masters Degrees - in Pastoral Ministry, Adult Education, and Mathematics. (a truly whole-brain individual.) She also spent 10 years as an adjunct faculty member for Baker ONLINE college in Michigan, and the University of Phoenix School of Management & Business, both in San Diego and Online.

Dr. Toni helps individuals and organizations examine who they are and why they exist. She is a life-long learner, philosopher and eminent critcal thinker. She inspires people to explore what they can be when they operate authentically.

Dr. Toni's wit and wisdom speak to both the head and the heart. Her fascinating life journey has led to a depth of compassion, personal growth and understanding that is truly inspiring.

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Guy Langvardt, Ph.D.

Dr. Langvardt is a global educator, business consultant, and executive coach. With over thirty years of sales, marketing and management experience, and an M.B.A. in international management and a Ph.D. in organization and management, he is a scholar/practitioner

During his thirty year career in technology, Dr. Langvardt has served in various sales, business development, marketing and management roles both domestically and abroad. He has worked for such companies as Compaq, IBM Corporation, NCR Corporation and Sun Microsystems. He also has a broad range of industry experience, having worked with key clients in aerospace and defense, financial services, media and entertainment sectors. With over 50 national and international awards for excellence, he has a proven track record of consistent success throughout his career.

Dr. Langvardt is now President and Founder of We Progress Through Change, a consulting and training firm. During the last 15 years, he has participated in numerous organizational change initiatives in both the commercial and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Langvardt is a member of the faculty at various colleges and universities around the world. He teaches at Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland, a partner college of the University of Wales, where he serves as lecturer in e-business. He is also a member of the faculty at Baker College, Marylhurst University, University of Phoenix among others.

Dr. Langvardt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Valparaiso University while specializing in Asian studies. He earned his Masters of Business Administration degree specializing in international business from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. In 2007, he achieved his Ph.D. in organization and management specializing in e-business from Capella University.

Having spent his formative years in Australia, England, and the Philippines, Dr. Langvardt has strong appreciation for cross-cultural issues. He has experience in Chinese-Mandarin, Filipino, French, and Spanish languages. An active volunteer in his community, he serves in various capacities for a number of educational and non-profit organizations.

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Dr. Liang S Ng

Dr. Liang graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Engineering: Electronic Engineering, Image Processing/Computer Vision) from University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1999. He started his tertiary education in United Kingdom in 1991 with a scholarship and completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering from University of Southampton, U.K. in 1995.

He is very actively involved in engineering research and has since published the many papers/projects internationally in

  • IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
  • International Conference on Information and Intelligent Computing
  • International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering Survey
  • Malaysian Journal of Computer Science
  • Scientific Research and Essays
  • Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
  • International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition
  • Image Analysis and Interpretation, 1998 IEEE Southwest Symposium
  • Computational Cybernetics and Simulation. 1997 IEEE International Conference

 

He also hold patent of the followings:

1) “High Performance Computer Architecture”, filed at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, 14th July 2005; also filed for Patent Cooperation Treaty and Taiwan, Republic of China.

2) “Display Systems utilizing Multiple Display Units”, filed at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, 5th September 2005; also filed for Patent Cooperation Treaty.

3) “Convenient Online Payment System”, filed at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, 11th July 2006 and Patent Cooperation Treaty.

4) “Artificial Intelligence System for Information Processing”, filed at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, 22nd February 2007.

He taught in the subjects of Computer Architecture, Networking & Communications, Internet Technologies, Expert Systems, Computing Mathematics, Data Structure & Algorithm, C Programming, Machine Learning, Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Information Systems, Computer Programming

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Francis Pol Lim

Francis Pol Lim is a management and accountancy professional. He has been a business manager, internal auditor, accountant and consultant. At the same time, he also served as an online adjunct professor, instructional designer, researcher, writer and editor. His research areas of interest include management, information technology and educational innovation.

He earned his Master in Business Administration at AMA University, Master of Science in Accounting and Finance at IICSE University and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at St. Anthony's College. He also took the Virtual Teacher Program offered by the University of California, Irvine Extension to expand his knowledge in online distance education.

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Prof. Mark Lindley-Highfield

Professor Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Philosophy and Religion. A qualified anthropologist and educationalist, Professor Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle was educated at Westminster College in Oxford, Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and the Open University. He has over eleven years' experience of teaching in online and distance learning education.

He holds a BA with First Class Honours with courses in Religious Studies, Philosophy and Politics, a BSc with courses in Law, Management, Accounting, Academic Practice, Politics and World Religions, an MA with First Class Honours in Religious Studies, an MEd, an MAEd in Applied Linguistics, an MRes with Distinction in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History, an MPhil in Social Anthropology, and a PGDE in Primary Education. At the University of Aberdeen, he was awarded the Lumsden and Sachs Fellowship of Christ's College, a prize going to the most outstanding students of Divinity and Religious Studies in their graduating year.

Professor Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle's research expertise is in the politics of religious conversion and in particular to Islam and Anglican Christianity in Mexico. His first monograph, _The Politics of Religious Conversion_, has been published. He also has experience of teaching and mentoring trainee teachers and established educational professionals. Professor Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Geographical Society, the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, the Higher Education Academy, the Institute of Administrative Management and the Society for Education and Training. He also holds membership of the Association of Social Anthropologist of the UK and the Commonwealth, the International Association of Book-keepers and the International Association of Accounting Professionals and is part of _La Red de Investigacin sobre el Islam en Mxico_ (RIIM), the Mexico-based research group on Islam in Mexico.

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Erika Lohmiller, PhD, LCPC, CADC, MISA II

Dr. Erika Lohmiller is a Ph.D graduate from the International University for Graduate Studies (2005) in Addiction Studies and Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Illinois. Dr. Lohmiller has been in the field of rehabilitation and addiction counseling for the past seventeen years with many different types of populations. She has been employed as a psychotherapist at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital's Behavioral Health Program in Chicago, Illinois for the last 16 years. Dr. Lohmiller is also an independent psychotherapist with Terry Hefter Associates, LLC. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Dr. Lohmiller presents and teaches in the areas of behavioral health, working with special populations, and addictions. She is also contracted with International University for Graduate Studies as a presenter for the past six years for their residency program in St. Kitts. She has recently developed and implemented an online addictions study course at Gallaudet University for the summer of 2013.

Even though Dr. Lohmiller's career is emerging into more administrative and academic roles, she has a passion for continuing with direct services to consumers to foster healing for people who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. Some of Dr. Lohmiller's work is with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, and she is fluent in American Sign Language.

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Charles S. Lynn, CPA, MBA, M.A.

Charles has been certified as a C.P.A. by the Board of Accountancy of the State of California since December, 1980. Previously, he had received an M.B.A. (Statistics) degree from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in December 1973, M.A. (Marketing & Logistics) degree from Central Missouri State University in August, 1969 and B.A. (Business Administration) from National Taiwan University in June 1966, in addition to receiving continuing education from UCLA-Extension, CSU-Sacramento, Golden Gate Univ., U.S.Interagency Audit Training Center, etc.

In the accounting field, Charles has previously served as an assistant corporate controller of DTK Computer Co., Inc. headquartered in Los Angeles, as a staff accountant for National Medical Enterprises, Inc.,(NYSE), various C.P.A. firms in Los Angeles, Mitsui & Co., (U.S.A.)Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange), junior fiscal management auditor for California State Department of Finance. Charles also worked in the capacity of import documentation & traffic clerk for Nissho-Iwai American Corp. (Tokyo Stock Exchange) in New York in 1969-1971.

Furthermore, Charles has taught Statistics (G. Kelly) with econometrics emphasis (Gujarati) as well as Cambridge business English in Lin'yi Normal University in Lin'yi city, Shandong Province, China, the Cambridge business English in Northern International College ofShandong Jiao'tong University, Ji'nan city, Shandong, China, theInternational Monetary & Financial Economics (Daniels & Van Hoose) in Yang-En University, at Quanzhou city, Fu'jian Province, China,International Economics - Theory & Policy (Krugman & Obstfeld) in Jiang'xi Agricultural University at Nan'chang city, Jiang'xi Province, China, the Marketing Management (Kotler) and Cambridge businessEnglish in Jiu'jiang University, at Jiu'jiang city, Jiang'xi Province, also in China.

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Andrea Mathis

Andrea G. Mathis is a native of South Carolina. She earned her B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina-Upstate (formerly University of South Carolina-Spartanburg). Upon graduation, Andrea began practice as a paralegal where she has spent over twenty years of dedicated service towards resolving domestic affairs, mentoring interns, and maintaining an accommodating environment for clientele. In 2007, she founded Wee Warriors, Inc., a non-profit organization comprised of children ages 2-15 who minister through dance. In 2008, she received her ministry license and discovered a new passion centered on teaching adult learners in the local church.

Inspired by this new found zeal, Andrea felt called to continue her education at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary where she received both her Master's Degree in Theology (MA) in 2010 and Master of Divinity Degree in Professional Ministries (M.Div.) in 2013. Andrea is a wife and mother of 4 children ranging in ages from 24 to 9. Using the same dedicative spirit she uses with her work and family life, she continues to minister and teach adult learners and currently is the instructor within the City of Hope Bible College.

However, what makes her stand out among others is not just her diverse experiences and background. Her uniqueness is the compassion and understanding that she shows towards those venturing along the difficult track of pursuing one's goals while maintaining a career and running a family, especially under difficult and seemingly impossible conditions. As a mentor and spiritual counselor, Andrea has gained the trust and respect of many for her empowerment and support of the oppressed in spirit.

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Dennis McDonald

Dennis McDonald is a native of Dallas, TX. He has been teaching since 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, TX with a BBA in Business Administration; he also, holds a Th Masters Degree and a PhD in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

His emphasis in teaching are the subjects: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics and History.

His goal and or teaching philosophy is that students come to apprehend thinking in broad ways, wherein, what they learn in content and principle be translated into their lives in practical application. Our culture, once more, needs critical rationality and pragmatism based upon a firm epistemology in all disciplines. This is the Professor's goal and positive burden.

Professor McDonald, as mentioned earlier, currently resides in Mesquite, TX, a suburb of Dallas, TX. He is married with one son. He enjoys professional basketball, especially the San Antonio Spurs. He loves politics, philosophy, ethics and history.

He, too, is a musician who has been playing guitar and piano for a number of years.

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Bill Miller

Bill Miller has experience as a Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor, Bible teacher, and coach. Bill earned a BS from Toccoa Falls College in Pastoral Studies. He continued his education at Crown College (MN) earning an MA in Intercultural Leadership Studies and later a Masters of Religious Education from Liberty University.

His work experience includes positions as Youth Pastor in Florida, Senior Pastor in Montana, and Bible teacher at a school in Bandung, Indonesia. He currently serves as youth pastor at his home church in Fremont, OH. He is married and has two young children. In his free time he enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports.

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Susan Mkhikian

Susan Mkhikian received her master's degree from the University of Armenia in Applied Mathematics. She worked as a computer programmer in Armenia for ten years before moving to the United States of America. She has been married for twenty-five years and has three children - two boys and a girl. Her daughter is twenty-four years old and will be starting law school in the fall. Her sons are twenty-two and eighteen. The older son is studying psychology and her younger son is studying to become a mechanical engineer.

In her free time, Mrs. Mkhikian enjoys going to the beach with her family and shopping - especially for shoes and home décor. She takes long walks in the evenings with her husband and three dogs. Mrs. Mkhikian enjoys traveling to different parts of the world to learn about their culture, cuisine and history. She especially enjoyed visiting Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. She also enjoys returning to Armenia to visit her family and friends. Mrs. Mkhikian loves ice cream and chocolate, and especially chocolate ice cream.

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Victor Morawski

Victor Morawski received his B.A. from Asbury College and his M.A. from the University of Virginia. For the past twenty years he has been teaching Philosophy courses in the Baltimore, Maryland area, primarily at the Community College of Baltimore County and Coppin State University, along with Harford Community College.

His research and teaching interests include the History of Modern Philosophy, especially the Scottish reaction to British Empiricism where he has presented papers internationally. Once on a committee developing a form of the national ethics exam "Ethics in America," he has focused recently on issues in Ethics, especially as it intersects with contemporary political thought and business. As well, he has a strong background in Logic and Critical thinking and loves teaching in these areas.

Priding himself on his ability to explain complex philosophical concepts in simple, straightforward language, he has always enjoyed the task of bringing students along with him on the challenging learning journey and confrontation with significant issues that a philosophy class can provide.

For recreation he enjoys playing in Backgammon tournaments and has been known to lose a few golf balls in the woods from time-to-time.

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Paola M. Moreno

Paola Moreno has worked as a social worker, and psychotherapist, for many years. She also has years of experience in teaching at the undergraduate level, first as a teaching assistant, and more recently as an adjunct. She is interested in all areas of the social sciences, but especially in those that focus on human behavior and cultural aspects. Paola is also a proud veteran of the United States Army, and salute all those who have served and are serving. Her research interests are structured along the lines of immigration, social services, healthcare, and ethnic and cultural issues. She presently lives and works in Miami Florida; where she has also lived the majority of her life.

EDUCATION:
BA degree in Anthropology from Florida International University
MS degree in Social Work from Florida International University
Doctoral studies in Cultural Anthropology from University of Salamanca
PhD Candidate in Human Services from Capella University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) State of Florida

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Prof. V. Lakshmi Narasimhan

Prof. Lakshmi Narasimhan obtained his Bachelor's degrees in Physics and Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras and Indian Institute of Science respectively. He also obtained his Master's and PhD degrees respectively from the Madras Institute of Technology (now part of Anna University) and The University of Queensland, Australia. He worked at his alma mater in Australia as a lecturer and senior lecturer and was also the Director of the PA3SE (Parallel Algorithms, Architectures And Software Engineering) Research Laboratory. In 1995 he moved to the Australian Defence and Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) as a Principal Research Scientist and was leading the program on Information Management and Information Fusion. He has been instrumental in initiating several key computer information systems projects with strategic clients within the Australian Defense Force, which have since led to the deployment of several mission critical systems at various customer sites. Later he moved to the USA, where worked as a full professor at the Computer Science Department, University of North Texas at Denton. Since early 2003, he was the Professor and Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Presently he is a Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at East Carolina University, USA.

Prof. Narasimhan has published over 170 papers in the areas of Software Engineering and Information Engineering. In particular, his research interests are in computer architecture, parallel and distributed computing, software testing, text & audio processing and mining, E-Commerce, Software process, asset management systems and Standards, and information management & fusion. His papers have appeared in such archival journals as the various IEEE Transactions and IEE Proceedings. Prof. Narasimhan was the founding chair of the IEEE Computer Society, Queensland Chapter and initiated the International Conference series ICA3PP (IEEE International Conference on Algorithms And Architectures) and acted as its Inaugurating Chair. He has also been the technical chair of two other conferences and has been on the technical panel of over 40 leading International Conferences. He has won $5 million in research funding from various funding bodies, institutions and industries. Currently his research interests are the areas of large-scale system engineering, testing & visualization, Agent technology for Decision Support System design and distributed object computing. He has consulted to a number of industries and educational institutions on various IT and Software Engineering projects, including Boeing Aerospace, DoD in Australia and the USA and Assetricity Inc. He is also associated with two Co-Operative Research Centres (CRC on Construction Innovation and CRC on Integrated Engineering Asset Management). He was also the Director of the MESTEC Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, which specializes in the applications of mobile technology to medical information management and patient care. Prof. Narasimhan is a Senior Member of the IEEE, ACM, Fellow of ACS, IEAust and IEE (UK). He is a Technical Member (representing USA) of the Expert Panel of ISO (International Standards Organization) and MIMOSA (Machinery Information Management Open Standards Organization, USA).

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Donnie Newson

Donnie H. Newson holds a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX and is a member of the Washington, D.C. bar association. Donnie has used his legal education to assist clients with resolutions to tax issues through H&R Block, the leading tax preparation company in the U.S., to assist clients with entertainment law issues, and to assist clients with Title VII issues. He takes great pride in educating future tax professionals in the field of tax law. Donnie received his mediation training at the Dispute Resolution Center, also located in Houston, TX. Law and mediation are his true passions in the arena of education. In addition, he has been employed by the Federal Aviation Administration for more than 2 decades as a National Airspace Specialist responsible for validating the integrity of global national airspace. Donnie is a strong advocate of non-traditional approaches to education but insist that programs must be specific, deliberate, and effective. Given the structure of the modern family, the international community has seemingly demonstrated a more receptive disposition regarding the necessity for non-traditional education to support non-traditional lifestyles. The information age demanded it. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Excelsior College (Albany, New York), Donnie progresses as living proof of the success one might achieve through online education. Prior to joining the federal government, Donnie served as a defense hardware expert for a major U.S. corporation on the production of the 7M Sparrow Missile, the 7F Pop Missile, Standard Missile, Phalanx, Stinger, and the F-16 programs. With training in the discipline of Electronics Engineering Technology from Arkansas College of Technology, he is completely comfortable with emerging technologies. Donnie also earned a certification in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system. His diverse experience in law, mediation, and technology create a skill set that has uniquely prepared him to assist students who are interested in high level career focused education.

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Dr. Nguh

Dr. Nguh is a Professor at the Graduate Nursing Program with Walden University where he has a double appointment in the Masters in Nursing and PhD in Public Health program. Additionally he serves as chair of dissertation committee for PhD in Public Health program. Prior to joining Walden University, Dr. Nguh was the Chair of Graduate Nursing program at Kaplan university where he oversaw the MSN program and developed the curriculum for the DNP program. Prior to that he was the Director of Nursing at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

Dr. Nguh holds a PhD in Public Health from Walden University, a Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Dundee in the UK, a Master's of Science in Healthcare Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Dr. Nguh hold numerous fellowships including the American College of Healthcare Executive, and the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Nguh is a five time national award winner for his work in community service and volunteerism. In 2015, he was honored by the National League of Nursing Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award, the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Maryland Nurses Association (2015) and the Nurse of the year Award from Nurse.com (2012).

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Moses Ngungu

Mr. Moses Ngungu was born and raised in Zambia, southern Africa. In 2004, he moved to America to pursue further studies in theology. He received a diploma in Fundamental Theology from Free Gospel Bible Institute, a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education and Master of Divinity from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia. Between January 2007 and June 2012, he worked in the school administration while attending Beulah Heights University. There, he wore many hats as student assistant to the president, purchasing and supplies contact, receiver and processor of incoming donations, and student ambassador. His work duties exposed him to working with people from different cultural backgrounds. Currently, he is an elementary grades teacher and college teaching assistant in the Atlanta area.

Mr. Ngungu is a rising gifted Christian minister and Bible teacher. Besides impacting and serving people within the church, his passion is to develop firm believers of Christ through higher education. His teaching philosophy is based on the belief that teaching must be student-centered. His mission is to empower students to take full ownership of their education and provide them with confidence and tools necessary for a framework of success.

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Amy Nguyen, MBA

Ms. Nguyen has earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Health Sciences Biology. She has over 13 years of experience educating her students.

She believes that growth occurs by overcoming challenges that mentally test us. Pursuing a higher degree can be challenging while working full time but it can be extremely rewarding. Success can be defined by one's ability to learn, grow and adapt to a constantly changing world.

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Viet Nguyen, Ph.D.

Dr. Viet Nguyen's teaching philosophy reflects his interest in collaborative mentorship. Instead of the full frontal teaching method of large lectures, he prefers student-centered teaching that encourages learning by both students and teachers. He likes students spend time in smaller groups in which they not only talk and think together, but also learn from each together.

Dr. Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Science from Regents College, now known as Excelsior College, a MBA from Columbia Southern University, a Doctor of Science from California Southern University, and a Ph.D. in Management from the Universidad Central de Nicaragua.

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Rev. Fr. Alex C. Nnaukwu

Rev Fr Alex C. Nnaukwu is adjunct Clergy of the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey and currently a board certified chaplain (BCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack NJ where he is responsible for the administration of the sacraments of the church, Spiritual/Counseling to Patients and their families, Compassion and comfort to grieving and sorrow laden families who lost their loved ones or going through life difficulties.

He holds a PhD in religious education from Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, Indiana and a Master's degree in religious Studies (MARS) from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He also graduated with a second Master's degree in Philosophy from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria and a post graduate diploma in education from the same University. His two first degrees are in philosophy and theology from Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary Owerri, Imo State and St Joseph's Major Seminary Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State both in Nigeria.

With ordination to the catholic priesthood in 1993 for the Catholic diocese of Awka, Nigeria, he served as a pastor for many years in many parishes. He has a very strong background in Philosophy, Religion/Theology, education and Clinical Pastoral Education, interpersonal awareness and true interest in human spiritual welfare. And above all he has a passion for teaching and been nursing this ambition. He believes in learning and growth and sharing such knowledge with others.

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Antoinette Paler

Antonette Paler is a licensed teacher under the registry of the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission. She started her career in the field of education with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Major in Early Childhood Education from the Philippine Christian University Manila. Thereafter, she finished her Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Management from the National Teachers College in 2011.

She has various teaching experiences both in government and private schools in the Philippines. She served as Pre-school Teacher in SME Child Development Center.

She also served as grade school teacher in the Department of Education-Malabon City. In terms of College teaching, she has served as instructor at the Education and Social Sciences Department of Our Lady of Fatima University.

Ms. Paler also has a certificate in Spanish Language Proficiency from the Instituto Cervates.

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Dr. Stanley A V Paul

Though, Dr. Paul hailed from modest upbringing that translated into his humble, down-to-earth, compassionate demeanor, he has always been recognized, respected and regarded as a man of serious integrity, a brilliant thinker, strategist, political advisor and analyst, of no ordinary measure.

Dr. Paul, holds Dual Masters Degrees, in Business Administration (MBA)(Distinction) and Project Management (M.Sc.) (Distinction) from Business University of Costa Rica and Royal Academy of Career Development, Guyana, as well as a Ph.D. in Management from Jiwaji University, India, among many other qualifications and certifications.

His academic interests lie in the fields of Management, Leadership and Research Methodology for Dissertation, Thesis, Report and Final Project Writing with emphasis on Management and Business. Dr. Paul has written two books, several papers on Management and Research Methods and attended several academic seminars and conferences.

He is currently, a faculty member of Texila University, Executive Director of Critchlow Labour College, Centre for International Programs and Senior Lecturer in Research Methods for Management and Business at the said college.

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Reed Paxton

Reed Paxton has been an instructor of religion and theology for the past 7 years. Paxton has a strong passion for teaching primarily in the online environment.

Paxton earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Media from the University of Arizona in 1992. He earned a Masters of Ministry in 1999 and a Masters of Theology in 2001 from Bethel College in South Bend, In. He received an honorary doctorate degree in Divinity from St. Thomas Theological Seminary in 2006.

Paxton served as an assistant pastor for 3 years in South Bend In before relocating to Charlotte, NC to plant a church. He currently pastor's a small local congregation in Huntersville, NC.

Paxton is a teacher at heart. Paxton teaches and lectures on expository preaching techniques. Paxton's gifts have taken him internationally. He has lectured on the art of preaching at Nazon Bible College in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Paxton is a huge sports fan. He enjoys watching football, and being involved with his 2 daughters in their sports activities. Paxton is married with two teenage daughters.

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Dr. Matt Pearcy

Dr. Matt Pearcy is a U.S. Army historian who has taught history for twenty years and, for the last ten, in an online setting. His earned degrees include a Ph.D. in History from the University of North Texas (UNT), a Master's in Information Science, also from UNT, an MA from the University of Mississippi, and a BA from Indiana University. He has been affiliated with the University of North Texas and the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota. His teaching philosophy is guided by a sense that learning is most transformational when student driven, and he works to promote a safe and highly interactive classroom environment that empowers students and gives them voice.

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Dr. Jacqui Quinn

Dr. Jacqui Quinn is a Communications Specialist, with a wealth of experience in a range of establishments including banking, media, marketing, sales, academia, human resource management and more recently the public service. She has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communications from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; a Masters Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Cambridge University, England; and a Ph.D in Communications from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Currently, She serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus lecturing in the Essentials of Public Speaking and Presentation. She is also Lead Subject Matter Expert, SME for the University of the West Indies Open Campus where she designed courses in Brand Management, and Communication for Professionals commissioned by UWI and Global Affairs Canada.

Dr. Quinn is written into the Antigua and Barbuda history books as the first woman to be elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and the first woman to serve as Acting Prime Minister. Dr. Quinn has served in the public service as Minister of Labour and Minister of Education. She is passionate about education, youth development and the empowerment of women and young people in the Caribbean. She brings to Charisma University sound knowledge in the pedagogy of Media, Marketing, Brand Management and Corporate Communications.

Dr. Quinn is a highly driven individual who has conducted research into parity in Women's Professional Status in Caribbean Television; and The Limits of Democracy in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Corruption and Clientelism in Antigua and Barbuda. She has presented hundreds of papers, speeches and lectures over the last twelve years in various fields ranging from gender, media, marketing, communications, education and youth development.

She believes that teaching should be student-centred; that all students no matter their learning abilities have the potential to learn and to broaden their horizons in a given field. As a teacher, Dr. Quinn works to enhance understanding, enlighten, enrich and enable students to tap into and meet that potential. She is committed to motivating students, not only to learn but teaching them in ways that are relevant, interesting, meaningful and memorable, teaching them to do and to live. Her core philosophy is to immerse herself into her field being flexible, fluid, experimental, creative and most of all practical; mentoring her students and practicing her craft in an interesting, passionate and enthusiastic manner. Dr. Quinn brings a lot of energy into the Charisma classroom.

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Dr. Chotika Ramabut

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chotika Ramabut joined us as Research Director and Admissions Advisor for Online Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in international marketing, branding, integrated marketing communication and ASEAN marketing management.

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Dana-Marie Ramjit, MS

Dana-Marie Ramjit is a PhD Candidate in the field of Public Policy & Administration, with a concentration in International Non-Governmental Organizations. Dana-Marie's academic background includes a MSc. in International Relations and a B.A. in Literature & Communication Studies. Dana-Marie has been in the education sector for the past 7 years both online and face to face, working with the University of the West Indies, Open Campus and the University College of Jamaica. Dana-Marie is a certified online instructor and a published writer. Her experience allows her to strengthen her passion for teaching and inspiring students all over the world. Dana-Marie's teaching style is flexible and responsive to the unique atmosphere of each class. She believes that every student, regardless of background can improve his/her ability and so, focuses on independent critical listening and thinking skills.

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Prakash Ramoutar

Mr. Prakash Ramoutar hails from the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He is experienced in the field of Accounting, Finance and Internal Audit. He has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, an MBA specializing in Finance and Accounting from the University of the Southern Caribbean and is currently pursuing a DBA with Herriot Watt University. He has also completed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and he is also a qualified member of both institutions. Mr. Ramoutar teaches at different colleges and universities in his country and loves sharing accounting, finance and business related knowledge with his students. He has ongoing research interests in corporate governance, financial accounting, liquidity and internal audit.

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Kaci Resau

Kaci Resau received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University in Government and Politics. She received her Master's degree from American Military University in International Relations and Conflict Resolution. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Alabama. Kaci has studied abroad at the Universidad de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at Universidad Latina in San Jose, Costa Rica. She has also interned with former New York City Council member, (Mayor-elect of NYC) Bill de Blasio. Kaci's research interests include: migration and diaspora as well as the role of information literacy in international affairs.

Kaci currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at American Public University System in the International Relations department.

 

Steve Ripley

Steve Ripley is a native of Maine. He grew up in southern Maine but during his eight years in the Air Force, he travelled Europe and Israel. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University after the military and then attended Fuller Theological Seminary, CA where he completed his Masters of Divinity. Steve was then ordained in the American Baptist denomination where he became a senior pastor of a small church in NE Ohio. He has since left the pastoral ministry to become a full-time online instructor for several universities while working on his Masters of Theology with Western Seminary, OR. He hosts an online Bible study through Saddleback Community Church, CA. His wife, Dr. Sammi Ripley, is completing her Masters of Divinity with Andover Newton Theological Seminary, MA. Steve and Sammi have eight grown children, two great grandchildren, and three dogs. They love to garage-sale, travel, discuss theology, and serve the Lord in whatever capacity the Lord leads them!

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Dr. Kristen Roehrig

B.A. Religion, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
M. Div. , Evangelical Theological Seminary, Myerstown, PA
Ph.D Capella University, Minneaplois, MN

Dr. Krista Roehrig has been Instructing college and teenage students for 15 years, both face-to-face and online, has been gratifying on many professional and personal levels. Being an ordained minister with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference also gives her an appreciation of diversity and the gifts each student brings to the course room. She is also fortunate enough to be a consultant in the energy industry in my spare time. For her doctoral dissertation she has merged her desire for optimal online learning programs and theological education. As such, her specialized focus on online theological education, in addition to being an ordained minister, allow her two worlds to intersect so she can utilize her experience through designing and teaching quality courses. Her hope is that her students enjoy learning in her courses as much as she enjoys teaching and designing them! She is married, have a great husband, three children (one deceased), three grandchildren and three black Labs. Her favorite hobbies are reading, researching, playing the piano, playing sports, family dinners, traveling, and technology!

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Father James Rosselli, B.A., M.A., M. Div.

Fr. Jim Rosselli is a Western Rite priest in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and Recor of St. Joseph of Arimathea Orthodox Church in La Porte, Indiana. He has taught the full range of the Philosophy curriculum at various Community Colleges in Indiana, as a tutor at his undergraduate seminary and as a Military Chaplain, where he taught epistemolary and ontological Ethics within the context of the ArmyMoral Leadership Program for 21 years.

Fr. Jim holds a Master of Divinity degree from Holy Resurrection Orthodox Seminary (part of the Oxford Educational Network), an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and a B.A in Religious Studies from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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Dr. Richard Sams

Dr. Richard Sams is a Kentucky native who holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also has two masters' degrees (Master of Divinity and Master of the Arts of Religion) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Sams has been in pastoral ministry for the past 25 years presently serving his sixteenth year as the pastor of Calhoun Baptist Church in Calhoun, KY. He has previously served as an adjunct professor for Mid-Continent University and currently holds a chair on the Pastoral Leadership Advisory Board of Liberty University. He is married to Shawn Sams, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Liberty University and is the current Clinical Research Coordinator for an international biomedical pharmaceutical company. They have three children: Allyson, Haley Grace, and John William.

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Richard A. Schonhoff

Richard A. Schonhoff holds a BA degree in Health Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and an MA in Pastoral Ministry from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. He has been involved in teaching religious studies for twenty years, the last ten of which have been at the college level. During this same time he also served as Pastoral Minister at churches in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Avidly interested in Social Justice issues he served on the Board of Directors of the East Valley Men's Center in Mesa, Arizona assisting in its inception and implementation as a center for training and rehabilitation of homeless men with a view toward re-integrating them into society and their own residences.

Academic interests include contextual theology and the role of American culture in shaping religious expression and the ways that religion can utilize culture to attain their goals and increase membership. He is currently developing a text book on the role of religion in a post-modern world. With an interest in liturgy, he has published several articles in various liturgical magazines.

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Esther Shin

Esther Shin is a Licensed Psychotherapist who brings to Charisma University over 10 years of clinical experience and supervisory experience of training and coaching of externs. She has earned her M.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and has worked in all levels of care including inpatient units, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient, hospital based community health centers.

She is also affiliated with a group practice in the city of Chicago, IL where she provides crisis intervention, risk assessments and lead groups following critical incidents in the workplace. She implements evidence-based practices including DBT, CBT, and EMDR, an intervention approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Her specialty is trauma and in addition to her clinical work, she has coordinated programs for victims of violent crimes and assaults including domestic abuse and sexual assaults.

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Dr. Agostino Sibillo

Dr. Agostino Sibillo was born in Italy and is now an American citizen. While in Italy, he went to the University of Bari where he obtained a Ph.D. in Law. He graduated with the highest honors which is why he obtained a position at the University as assistant professor of Science of Finances. Around the same time he also published several books, and had his own law firm practicing criminal law.

For the last two years, Dr. Agostino worked hand in hand with several governments for the creation of new laws for the internet privacy, cyber security and to set laws on taxation of profits generated via internet.

Dr. Agostino also has a Ph.D. in Software Engineering and emerged with several patents some of the most important in the industry of Cloud Computing. For this reason many Universities, Scientists and the press all over the world consider him the Father of Cloud Computing and one of the 100 best Inventors of the twentieth century.

For the last three years, Dr. Agostino has been traveling all over the World having lectures and press conferences in several Universities and Governments regarding Cyber Security Laws and Patent Laws.

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Dr. Uthit Siriwan

Prof. Dr. Uthit Siriwan joined us as Head and Research Chairman of the Ph.D. Program for the Online ASEAN group. He holds a Doctor of International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. His research interests include qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, advanced statistics, international business, management, marketing, public administration, educational administration, Buddhism and SME entrepreneurship.

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The Most Rev. Dr William Martin Sloane

William Martin Sloane is Presiding Bishop of the Southern Episcopal Church USA, Deputy Political Advisor for Legal Affairs to the International Parliament for Safety and Peace, and Pro-Chancellor of International University for Graduate Studies.  An attorney at law in Maryland and Pennsylvania, he graduated from York College of Pennsylvania [BA], Atlantic University [MA], Liberty University [MAR], Universidad San Juan de la Cruz [MBA], Alliance International University [DBA in Leadership and Management], Charisma University [EdD in Higher Education], Widener University [JD], Temple University [LLM (Labor)], and American Christian College and Seminary [PhD in Religion].

Formerly Democratic Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he is a lieutenant colonel and Pennsylvania Wing Legal Officer in Civil Air Patrol (the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary) and a lieutenant-colonel in the 3rd Earl Kitchener's Own Scottish and Borders Legion of Frontiersmen Yeomanry Volunteers (Scottish Command).  He has taught at Atlantic University, Elizabethtown College, McCann School of Business and Technology, Millersville University, Mount Saint Mary's University, Saint Francis University, Shippensburg University, Temple University, Widener University, and Wilson College.

Dr Sloane is a Life Diplomate of the College of Mind-Body Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine; Certified in Homeland Security-Level III, American Board for Certification in Homeland Security; Certified Master Chaplain, American Board for Certified Master Chaplains; Life Diplomate and past chair of the American Board of Forensic Counselors; Board Certified Professional Counselor, American Board of Professional Counselors; Certified Addictionologist, American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders; Board Certified in Clinical Supervision, Diplomate, Fellow and board chair of the American College of Counselors; and Certified Medical Investigator-Level I and Life Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

He is a Life Diplomate, Life Fellow and Master Therapist, American Psychotherapy Association; president of the Canadian Association of Independent Universities, Colleges and Institutes; president of the Council on Chiropractic Practice; Registered Medical Practitioner (Naturopathy and Yoga), Indian Board of Alternative Medicines; Scientific Board of Advisors member of Integrative Outcome Measurements Wellness; International Scientific College member of the International Academy of Sciences San Marino; Health Care Reform Advisory Council member, Our America Initiative; Scholar of the Oxford Society of Scholars, Oxford Graduate School; licensed real-estate instructor, Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission; Curate of Souls and president of the Society for the Cure of Souls; and Applied Psychoanalysis Professional, Society of Modern Psychoanalysts.

Dr Sloane has been ennobled by the Crown Council of Ethiopia as the Count of Shoa, Viscount of Hararghe and Baron of Sidamo, and has been invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Anthony [founded 370 AD], the Order of the Queen of Sheba, the Order of the Holy Trinity with Grand Collar, the Order of Emperor Menelik II, the Order of Emperor Haile Selassie I, and the Order of the Star of Honour of Ethiopia.nbsp; He is a member of Mensa and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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Edward E. Smith, PhD, FFA.

Edward E. Smith is a retired educator (Miami-Dade County Public Schools) and administrator (Pnueno Svcs); and now is a freelance academic writer, a college instructor and a coach for doctoral students in the dissertation stage. Currently; Dr. Smith is an on-call business instructor at the Turks and Caicos Institute of Professional Studies, and he volunteers as pre-CXC teacher at The New Beginning School for Continuous Education, and a daily radio talk show host for the Real Solutions. Dr. Smith has published his dissertation on Pro-Quest, and is in the final stages of converting his dissertation into a college text book for business and leadership.

Dr. Smith earned a BBA degree in Accounting and Management Science, MSc degree in Management and International Business and a PhD degree in Organization and Management, specialization in Leadership. He also holds PostMasters graduate certificate in Higher Education - Teaching; two PostBacc graduate certificates in Human Resource Management; Management of Non-Profit Agencies, and Criminal Justice.

Well qualified candidate with professional and educational designations, with over 40 years in related industry and public settings, from plant to Boardroom; mgt in all facets of business to include hands-on execution in accounting, HR, budgeting, finance and administrative functions of Not-for-Profit entities. Without a doubt, Dr Smith is a community activist and volunteer having served in numerous capacities to include the Internal Revenue VITA, community development organizations, as well as collective bargaining agencies.

He is a licensed accountant, and is a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants (UK) since 1977. He is a licensed State of Florida K-12 Educator since 1983. And as a hobby, he is a certified pilot and Home Health Aide.

In his dual profession, Dr Smith has many years in industry and government, and education (up to the university level), public and private settings. Not to be remiss, Dr. Smith is from the little island of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.

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Michael A. Smith

B. A. (Psychology) Clemson University, 2008; M.A.(History), Clemson University, 2010; Ph.D. (Theology and Apologetics), 2015 (Proposed).

Michael A. Smith has taught as an adjunct instructor at Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, SC, Anderson University, Anderson, SC, and Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, VA. He teaches Western Civilization, American History, Science and Technology in Society, and History of Technology. Professor Smith has authored one book (non-academic) and currently has a new manuscript being reviewed for publication .He has spoken around the United States. His overseas teaching assignments include work in the Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, India, Africa, and Pakistan.

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Lauren Stanley

Lauren Stanley currently lives in Lubbock, Texas with her husband Russell and their four children Katie (10), Jessa (6), Ben (1), and Lana (1). She currently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Lubbock area. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 2014. Previously, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Liberty University in 2013 with a certification as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. While completing her Master of Science in Nursing she worked full-time as an RN Team Leader at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas in Women's Services. Prior to that, Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas in 2011. Lauren has an extensive career in pediatric nursing, women's health, and now as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her passions are pediatric nursing, women's health, patient education, health assessment, breastfeeding, preventative care, and nursing education. Lauren is excited to join the Charisma community and contribute to online education in the School of Health Sciences.

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Russell Stanley

Dr. Russell Stanley currently lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife Lauren Stanley and their four children, Katie (10), Jessa (6), Ben (1), and Lana (1). He is a resident physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Likewise, Dr. Stanley currently is the part-time pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Rule, Texas. Dr. Stanley completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree in May of 2016 at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Previously, he completed his Master of Divinity from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 2009. From 2007-2012, Dr. Stanley was a full-time pastor for the First Baptist Church in Rule, Texas. Prior to his pastorate in Rule, Texas, Dr. Stanley graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005. Dr. Stanley has a passion for medicine, Christian ministry, education, ethics, and family. He is excited to join the Charisma community and contribute to online education in the School of Health Sciences.

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Dr. Howard Stoller

Author/editor of the popular column "Complementary Health" Dr. Howard Stoller is among other things, an M.D.(M.A.),Certified Iridologist, RFBT and board certified LMBT.

Specializing in wholistic, preventive, natural medicine, Dr. Stoller has helped many people here in South Florida and elsewhere attain, regain and maintain "optimal" health over the past 30+ Years. He presently shares an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practice with Dr. Samuel Laffer here in south Fl. His Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine training comes through The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, (ATOM), et al.

Dr. Stoller has been on radio in South Florida as writer, host and producer since 1986 and to his credit are such shows as Ageless Aging and the Freedom Fitness Hour. He was co-host of the Four Doors to Health radio show with Dr. George Love on WNN Health Talk Radio and was the station's original inspiration to become a health talk radio station.

Dr. Stoller was an administrator with the World Health Association; a charitable health care provider serving primarily indigent children and their families in Palm Beach County, Florida, where they also provided HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention education and public health screening. The WHA was among the first respondents to the victims of Hurricane Andrew. Dr. Stoller was also an administrator for Burnet International University.

As WHA Program Director for the southeast region; he co-authored their Wellness program in the early 90's.

Dr. Stoller led nature treks in, among others, Long Island and the Appalachian Mountains. He also studied with Chris Griscom of "Out on a Limb" fame at the Light Institute in New Mexico and taught at Hope College of Health Sciences.

Dr. Stoller and his team work with addiction patients using a multi-disciplinary approach including counseling, acupuncture, Qigong and orthomolecular nutrition.

Dr. Stoller also taught and practiced Lamaze Psycho prophylactic childbirth, participating in the natural birth of his two daughters. He also worked in emergency medicine as an EMT and ERT and scored in the very top percentile in the nation in the firefighter's exams/competitions contemplating becoming a firefighter/paramedic, but ultimately decided to become a physician instead.

Favorite activities include: Swimming, bike riding, weight training, martial arts, archery, technical rock and ice climbing, cross country skiing, art music, photography, writing and enjoying nature.

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Katheryn Sullivan-Ham

Katheryn Sullivan-Ham has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University and a MS in Clinical/Community Psychology from Francis Marion University. She also holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Criminal Justice and Psychology) from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Sullivan-Ham's current interest and research relates to the successful transition from high school to college through dual enrollment programs. Dr. Sullivan-Ham has over 15 years experience teaching at the undergraduate level and has recently begun teaching at the graduate level. She currently lives in South Carolina with her husband and three daughters. Her hobbies include travel, waterskiing, snow skiing, and horseback riding.

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Kareem Tannous

Kareem Tannous was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from LaSalle College High School in 1995. After completing a couple years at Drexel University, he later moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1998 and began his career in real estate and finance. It was later in his life he returned to school at Jacksonville University and finished his Bachelors of Business Administration degree and continued on finishing his Master of Business Administration degree specializing in Accounting and Finance. He is currently fulfilling his Doctor of Business Administration degree concentrating in International Business at Walden University. His teaching philosophy has a primary objective for a holistic learning environment while making sure that each student is cognizant and capable of grasping the information in a spirited and thoughtful process of engagement and application of the course materials through a variety of education methodologies. The most influential way anyone can preserve information is to assimilate and incorporate the subject materials into everyday life.

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Miguel Thodde

Miguel Thodde has a Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University with a Marketing emphasis. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Emporia/Kansas State University. He is former Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University and presently faculty at UNAD Florida. He is an experienced Higher Education course designer. His corporate background includes tenures as; Chairman of a major international financial institution, Director of Transportation and Logistics, Director of Supply Chain Management, Owner of a full service international Advertising Agency, General Manager of Bonded Warehousing, TV/Radio Production and Sports Management. Miguel is an active member of SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business better known as the right arm to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Dr. Nutchuda Thitikalaya

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nutchuda Thitikalaya joined us as Director of Online ASEAN Ph.D. Program, and Research and Admissions Advisor for Online Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Accounting from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in international finance and accounting, business administration and taxation.

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Jettie T. Townsend

Jettie Townsend is well acquainted with many of the highs and lows one might encounter while pursuing the lifestyle of a non-traditional student. He began his professional career in 1987, as a Realtor for Merrill Lynch Realty and then with Great Western Real Estate. After four productive and profitable years of learning to accept rejection as an invitation rather than a signal of defeat, through cold calling and canvassing neighborhoods, he gradually transitioned to law enforcement and jurisprudence.

Widowed, with a 5-year-old daughter, he worked full-time as a Department of Defense Contractor during the day, and attended Antelope Valley College during the evening and summer sessions. After receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Letters, Art, and Sciences, he began attending the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he obtained dual Bachelor's degrees, one in Black Studies and the other in Law and Society. During this time, he volunteered at a prison facility and eventually became a full-time employee.

After graduating from UCSB, Jettie took a much needed respite from studying and worked at a middle school where he tutored up to 40 children, most of whom were economically disadvantaged, learning disabled or spoke English as their second language.

He then attended law school, clerking part-time in the Santa Barbara County Law Library, and working briefly for the County Probation Department, and graduated with his juris doctor in 2008, just in time to see his now 22-year-old daughter commence her collegiate journey at the University of California at Davis.

For the past 3 years, he has worked as CEO for Development, Achievement, Education and Leadership, Inc. (D.E.A.L.), a non-profit corporation whose primary goal is to assist prison inmates as they reenter and transition into mainstream society. He also serves on the board of directors for Haven of Trust, a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting socio-economically disadvantaged children and their families.

Having worked with both children and adults, Jettie has fostered a keen passion to assist all who earnestly desire to learn and thereby remain ahead of the pack, in the increasingly competitive worlds of education and employment. He is an ardent proponent of the Six Sigma philosophy and has been heard often saying, "If it is worth doing at all, then it is worth doing right - the first time."

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Jufang Tseng

Jufang Tseng recently graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where she received her Ph.D. in Religion and Culture. Before coming to study in the U.S, she received a MA in Religious Studies and a BA in Radio and TV from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Being originally from Taiwan, she has a strong interest in comparative religious studies, with a focus on Christianity and Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and other Eastern religions. In conjunction with traditional research methods such as historical analysis, she prefers using psychological and anthropological methods in studying religion. A special focus is the study of conversion experiences across various religious spiritualties. When teaching students, she emphasizes the importance of approaching other religions objectively and respectfully, in the spirit of mutual appreciation.

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Dr. Boris Usachev

Dr. Boris Usachev graduated with a BSc and MSc in chemistry from Ural State University. He holds a PhD (2002) and DSc (2011) degrees from Ural State Technical University (Ural Federal University), Ekaterinburg, Russia.

As a Professor and Scientific Supervisor (Ural Federal University, Ural State University) Dr. Boris Usachev gained extensive experience in teaching and scientific supervision of students and PhD students (organic reactions; structure and reactivity of organic compounds; synthesis, isolation and characterization of novel organic substances and other fields).

The research interests include development of novel approaches for the preparation of synthetically important building-blocks which can be used for the synthesis of various target and unusual substances with interesting properties; investigation of chemical properties of pyrones, related compounds and their open-chain synthetic equivalents.

The main focuses of the research are organic synthesis, chemical properties of novel organic compounds, chemistry of pyrones, preparation of important fluorine-containing building-blocks, synthesis of structural analogs of naturally occurring and biologically active compounds modified by fluorine and other chemical elements.

The research has been supported by Federal Agency for Education, U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation, Ministry of Education, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (research activity at Ural Federal University) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (research activity at University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen). Boris Usachev has been awarded by the Ural State University and by the Governor repeatedly.

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Shane VanMeveren

Shane VanMeveren earned his Master of Divinity degree in 2008 from Sioux Falls Seminary, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He then went on to pursue a PhD in Renewal studies with a concentration on the High Middle Ages at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is currently in the dissertation phrase of the degree. In addition to academics, he has also served as pastor in three churches in the upper Midwest and presently serves as solo pastor of a vibrant church in the small community of Freeman South Dakota.

He has a variety of research interests, which include medieval theology and history, patristics, pastoral theology, homiletics, pastoral ministry, and World Religion just to name a few. He has taught as associate instructor of church history at Sioux Falls Seminary and taught World Religion at Kilian Community College in South Dakota. He is blessed with a wonderful wife of twenty-two years as well as two beautiful children, Dylan and Sienna.

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Misael Verdejo-Buisson, PhD

Misael Verdejo-Buisson has completed a PhD degree in Anthropology, with a specialization in Latin America from Salamanca University. His Sociological Studies Bachelor's degree is from Granada University in Spain. His passion is online teaching for the adult learner; however, he also enjoys teaching traditional face-to-face classes as well. Mr. Verdejo previously worked as a social worker for different organizations and is President of Psychomaster.

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Dr. John Wallaart

Dr. John Wallaart is an experienced Health and Safety practitioner with over 30 years background in multinational organizations and in Government. His industry experience is primarily in aluminum smelting but also in pulp and paper and in Government with a wide range of industries ranging from agriculture, construction, manufacturing, on-hire, health, aviation and others.

His background is in applied technical and managerial roles including the use and management of chemicals, occupational hygiene (the science of the identification, measurement and control of industrial hazards) as well as the development and implementation of occupational health and safety intervention programs on a national scale. He has lectured in management and technical subjects to both graduate and post-graduate students in a range of tertiary education institutes particularly in International Management, Analytical Chemistry, Business Ethics and Occupational Health and Safety Management. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

He has a PhD in Occupational Health and Safety (Australia), an MBA in International Management and various post-graduate Diplomas in Occupational Health and Safety, Chemistry and Management (New Zealand).

In his spare time his interest is in aviation and he holds a Commercial Pilot's License and Instrument Rating.

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Renee Ward

Renee Ward has been a nurse since receiving her BN from University of SC in 1989 and work as a floor nurse on medical surgical unit and then completed her career at Tuomey Medical Center in Sumter SC until 2000. She received MSN from University of SC and began working as a FNP in 2000 and remains in this position at Eagerton Family Practice in Manning SC. She has also worked as a nursing supervisor at Clarendon Memorial Hospital; a clinical pharmacology instructor for a LPN school; and as online adjunct instructor for St. Leo University and Chamberlain University.

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Umair Warsi

Umair Warsi is an educator specializing in distance learning and online course design. He has taught at multiple colleges and universities over the last 6 years, teaching in the areas of general business, accounting and finance. He completed his undergraduate degree in business from Georgia Tech, his MBA in finance from Southern Polytechnic State University, and his Masters of Taxation from Georgia State University. His business experience includes working in the import/export business, the cigar industry, and the financial services industry.

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Dr. Gary Wilkins

Dr. Gary Wilkins has been a university professor for more than 12 years teaching courses in psychology and education. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist he performs counseling for abused children. He has been a high school educator for over 20 years. In his prior career Gary was an aircraft manufacturing and industrial engineer.

Dr. Wilkins has an earned Doctorate in Education from Fielding University and has earned Masters' degrees' in Psychology and in Education from Chapman University.

Gary and his wife, Debbie, have a son, Taylor, 19, and a daughter, Sydney, 14. They enjoy camping throughout California, visiting Disneyland, and playing Catan.

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Michael Wogu

Michael Wogu is the product of La Sierra University where he graduated with his BS in Marketing in the spring of 2005. However his zest to learn the marketing process wasn't quite filled at this time. So he decided to return to his alma mater and enroll in the MBA program with a special emphasis in marketing. After graduating with his MBA in June of 2007 he felt it important to add to his business education by becoming fluent in Mandarin and getting a first hand understanding of the Chinese culture. He invested close to two years in China teaching courses at Guilin University of Electronic Technology. During that time he learned Mandarin and started his own business. His passions include teaching, entrepreneurship, drawing, travelling, making new relationships, and learning new languages. Right now he speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese, and hopes to add a few more in the future. His teaching philosophy is one that mirrors his life philosophy: "Seek passionately and you shall find abundantly, give generously and you shall receive beyond capacity."

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Feona Yeung

Feona joined the company Unified, Inc. in 2010 as its senior accountant in the finance and treasury department. Before joining Unified, she served as an senior accountant in the banking industry for almost three years and also serve as an consultant in multiple industry (public accounting firm, media, travel, and nonprofit). She earned a bachelor's of art degree in economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master's of business administration in public accounting from New York Institute of Technology in New York. Currently, she is pursuing Ph.D. in accounting from NorthCentral University.

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