afternoon or night – as the case may be
when you are reading this message
Or perhaps I should say Dumala Rrra’s and Mma’s.
If you understand that then you know I have been to
(in Africa). One of my most interesting teaching assignments
was in Botswana. I joined the
in 1988 and was assigned as a Senior Management Instructor at
the Institute of Development Management
I joined the
Peace Corps to dig
ditches and other Peace Corps type things
, but they put me where they
thought I could be of most use. If you have never taught a Marketing Class
to people trying to sell the chickens
a small Botswana village – then you’ve
missed a great experience.
My journey to Botswana was via the
U.S. Marine Corps
after several years as a Tulsa
Police Office while I was earning my undergraduate degree. Anxious to
continue a law enforcement career I found myself in Dallas with the U.S.
Treasury Department, and earning an MBA from
Southern Methodist University.
In case you are wondering how a police officer
ends up with Management degrees and a Doctorate in Education (The
University of Tulsa) you have to
remember that great principal of management. All organizations are the
same – be it a police department, an international conglomerate, or a few
people selling chickens in Botswana.
I am Director of Health Care Compliance for
Health Compliance & Practices
Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I recently spent 8 years as a Major with
the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office . I
was responsible for the Headquarters Division (Human Resources, Records,
Information Systems, Planning), and served as the
CALEA Acreditation Manager.
Previously I have served as Vice President of
Information Technology for Blue Cross &
Blue Shield of Oklahoma where I was responsible for computer training
and I have been a Senior Human Resource Representative for
Foundation Health Systems of Oklahoma
- Texas and Louisiana. I also have 8 years of teaching experience as an
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at
Southwest Texas State University and
I have one major publication
by a New York Publishing House entitled
Machiavelli On Management: Playing and Winning the Corporate Power
Game. It has also been published in Portuguese and Japanese.
I am currently working on two other books.
Oh yes - I am a huge
OU football fan (not to be confused with Ohio University. Go Sooners .
I’ve always been involved in computers and management and am
anxiously looking forward to this experience in facilitating
classes on-line. Other than writing –
which I am presently suffering ‘serious writers block’, I love
all types music.
An important aspect of this class is getting to
know each other so we can communicate effectively in an environment in
which we don't have the usual visual clues. Part of that process is
understanding something about each other. Please post your on personal
bio - make sure to tell us something interesting about yourself. You may
also respond to each other's bios.
As they say (whoever ‘they are’), you can’t learn from experiences you’re
not having - so let’s all have an experience .