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I hold degrees in philosophy, anthropology, and business administration and have a good working knowledge of Bulgarian, Spanish, German and Indonesian. I studied abroad at the University of Munich (philosophy and anthropology) and conducted master's level anthropological field research in Mexico and PHD research in Indonesia. I have also conducted extensive field research in Bulgaria.

During my years in business, I developed marketing, clinical programs, and joint ventures for pharmaceutical companies in Europe, Latin America and Indonesia. As Vice President for International Operations for Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals, I oversaw marketing, business development, and subsidiary management in Japan, Africa and Asia. I have lived abroad for 19 years and traveled to 50 countries. (Some of my adventures include being caught in a major earthquake in the Philippines, standing in the wrong line in the airport in Kartoum for 9 hours, and eating a chicken head.)

During my years in academia, I have served in various capacities at the School of Management of Binghamton University: Dean (1996 & 1997), Associate Dean (1999-Present), Visiting Professor (1992-Present). With the opportunity provided by two Fulbright Teaching and Research grants (1993-94, 1994-95), I taught and developed a management and marketing curriculum at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG). During a 10 year association with Excelsior College, I have served as a faculty member, both consulting and teaching, as an interim Associate Dean, and as an independent consultant for Excelsior business program reviews and development.

Education

BA, Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1963

MA, Anthropology, Wayne State University, 1967

DBA, Business Administration, City University of Los Angeles, 1979

Mission Statement

I will create a nurturing place of order and fun so to provide opportunities for those I love and work with to become responsible and independent. In this way all those I care about can be what they want to be.

Personally I value life's experiences and seek to learn and grow from them all. I seek to build win-win synergistic relationships, relate to others with integrity and make daily deposits to the emotional bank accounts of others.

I will make my outdoor activities a time of physical and spiritual renewal by using nature's cycles and rhythms.

Recognitions

2001 Excellence in International Education

1998 Soros Distance Educational Development (declined)

1996 IREX two week visitation grant for research project on business and ethics in Bulgaria

1995 Fulbright Representative to NATO for Bulgaria (April)

1994/5 Fulbright Teaching and Research Grant in Bulgaria

1993/4 Fulbright Teaching and Research Grant in Bulgaria

1993 IREX Bulgarian Language Grant

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