Curriculum Vitae:                                                  

Education and Training:

  • Harvard University, Institute for Educational Management
  • Vanderbilt University, Doctor of Education (Administration, Leadership)
    • Doctoral research on education and business “Presidential Priorities”
    • Finished first two years working full-time and commuting, third year in residence
  • Birmingham-Southern College, Master’s (Management) 
    • 4.0 / 4.0 Honors Graduate while working full-time
  • Carnegie-Mellon University, College Management Program
  • Auburn University, Bachelor’s (Business, Finance, Communications) 
    • Top 10 Outstanding Senior Students
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Member "Man of the Year" Award, Pi Kappa Alpha
    • #7 nationally 1st year salesperson, summer job selling books door-to-door (Varsity/Thomas Nelson Publishers)
  • 100+ institutes, conferences, courses and seminars
  • Shades Valley High School / Gresham Junior High
    • President, Order of DeMolay (service & social fraternity)
    • Class President
    • Four sports (golf, wrestling, baseball, football); worked part-time (life guard, construction, newspaper sales, golf course staff, grocery store clerk…)

Professional Service & Experience:

  • Dyson Leadership Institute (1988-)
  • Professional practice, Professor, executive coach, and leadership consultant
  • President, Personal Leadership Association (nonprofit)—founder and trustee (1991-)
  • Plan for Life Alliance Network (2000-)
  • Professor, Birmingham-Southern College (adjunct, 1986-)
    • Created and teach Life Planning and Leadership (1997-)
    • Taught Principles of Management (undergraduate) and Strategic Management (graduate program)
  • Doctoral degree candidate and research student, Vanderbilt University (1987-88)
  • Birmingham-Southern CollegeAssociate Vice President (directed planning 1984-87)
  • Director of Alumni Affairs (directed the Alumni Association, 1980-87).
  • Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity—executive staff: Director of Chapter Development (1977-78); Educational and leadership consultant (1976-77).

Publication Highlights:

  • Professionalism Under Stress, co-author with Col. Stretch Dunn (2003, 2004, 2005 ).
  • Patriotism In Action, co-author with Col. Stretch Dunn (2004, 2005) 
  • Ethical Fitness and Decision-making, co-author with Stretch Dunn (2002).
  • “Seven Characteristics of Attitude” (1998, November). Personal Excellence: The Magazine of Life Enrichment. Executive Excellence Publishing.
  • “Three Purposes of Life” (1998, February). Personal Excellence.
  • Suggestions for Successful Living: Positive Ideas for the 7 Areas of Life (1984).
    “Presidential Priorities” with Dr. Ralph Kirkman (1989, March / April). AGB Reports: Journal of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
  • “Managing Time Wisely Builds Leaders” (1989, March / April). AGB Reports.
  • Presidential Priorities: Personal Time Priorities Among Presidents of the Best Colleges in the South (1988, May). Vanderbilt University.
  • The Career Planner (1979-1984).

Activities / Highlights:
Philanthropical / volunteer service

  • Founding Fellow, National Endowment for the Public Trust
  • President, Graduate Alumni Council, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Faculty, Project Corporate Leadership
  • Founding Steering Committee, Chamber Leadership Development
  • Volunteer Reader for the Blind, Birmingham and Nashville
  • President, Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association, Auburn
  • President, Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association, Birmingham
  • President, Pi Kappa Alpha Region (Alabama-Georgia)
  • President, Order of DeMolay, Birmingham Chapter
  • Teacher, guest speaker for churches, seminars, Sunday Schools, advisor to pastors

Appreciation for Servant Leadership:

  • 10 Outstanding Young Alabamians
  • Top 40 Under 40, Birmingham Area
  • Top 10 Senior Students, Auburn University
  • Top 10 Sophomores (selected freshman year), Auburn
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Member of the Year, Auburn University Pi Kappa Alpha Chapter
  • Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association at Auburn University
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • Diamond Award, Varsity Company, Thomas Nelson Publishers (70+ hours per week of effort selling Bibles)
  • Top 20 (#7) National First-year Salesman (college student), Thomas Nelson Publishers Varsity Company
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity, Auburn

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