My road in life has taken me all over.
I worked at Space Camp while completing a BS in chemistry.
I worked as a process development laboratory technician before continuing to graduate school.
I worked at Oak Ridge National Lab as a scientist while completing a PhD in chemistry.
I worked as an offshore field engineer for the oil business.
I worked as a field engineer for pharmaceutical, environmental, government, and academia.
I completed a teaching certification, teaching, coaching, developing curriculum, and chairing.
I taught in higher education part-time, full-time, and eventually entered administration.
While in higher education, I taught internationally and earned a post-doctoral business admin cert.


Academic Coordinator

I manage projects, supervise and schedule faculty, negotiate disputes, & build strategic consensus.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working Independently

Day to Day

A great day includes engaging in committee work to build consensus towards accomplishing strategic goals, continued work on various projects, independent work to see improvements in processes and products released that benefit all stakeholders, and responding to challenges as they arise.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

A terminal degree gets you in the door to higher education. Continuing education regarding business, management, leadership, project management, etc. will enhance vertical promotions. Communication has to be the most crucial element in any business venture involving multiple stakeholders.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should not shift careers to education--it pays half of what your engineering employment does."

Challenges I Overcame