I currently have the honor to serve as the President of Baker College of Jackson. I have been working in higher education administration for the past eight years. I did my undergraduate work at The University of Michigan. My graduate work in secondary education was through the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I also hold a Master's degree and Doctorate in higher education administration from Argosy University. My research focus for the past five years has been in educational technology. In addition to teaching both online and on-ground, I have held a variety of educational leadership positions.
Prior to working in higher education, I studied the culinary arts at The New England Culinary Institute and worked as a chef for the better part of thirteen years. I cooked in corporate food service for Ford Motor Co. for a number of years, as well as working in fine dining in Vermont and Las Vegas. Food ultimately proved to be my transition from food service to education. My first educational position was as the Dean of Culinary and Hospitality for a start-up culinary school in Novi, MI.
I was born in Detroit Michigan and raised in the southwestern suburbs. I currently live in Ann Arbor, MI with my wife of 14 years, three kids –ten, eighteen and nineteen, and my two dogs . My two oldest two children are graduates of Pioneer High School and my youngest attends Allen Elementary. I now cook all the time because I love it. I make my own pickles, dry-cured hams, sauerkraut. I would like to return to my study of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (currently on Jiu Jitsu hiatus from torn shoulder).
At-Risk Student Access to Higher Education
Ed. D Educational Leadership
Emergent Models in Developmental and Remedial Education for Adult Students
Educational Delivery Modalities and Technological Integration
Student Retention and Graduation
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
University of Michigan
B.A. Political Science