In addition to teaching and course development, I have also served in non-profit and military leadership. My academic degrees include: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary, Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky and Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. I am currently working toward a PhD in Higher Education Administration (with a cognate in Business Administration) from the University of South Florida. I am a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society.
I have taught courses in Ethics, Business Law and Marketing at SPC in addition to developing and teaching Ethics and Business Law courses with several online programs. I currently serve as an officer in the US Army Reserve, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. I am presently assigned as an Ethics Subject Matter Expert for the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, located at Fort Eustis, Virginia.
I believe it is also important to serve your community, so I have served a number of different organizations and boards in a volunteer capacity. I currently serve on the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Foundation, a $2 billion dollar charitable foundation. The Presbyterian Foundation solicits and manages funds from institutions and individuals around the world. It is the oldest such foundation in the United States, operating under the same charter established in 1799. Locally, I have served on the Board of Directors for Keswick Christian School in St. Petersburg and on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Largo. In my spare time I enjoy running, playing the guitar and spending time with my wife, Lori, and my children, James III and Maggie.
Business Law, Paralegal / Legal Assisting, Ethics, Philosophy
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