Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Navy who has a PhD, MA, MDiv. AAGC certified grief counselor for both adults and children/adolescents and currently working on certification from the Veterans Administration dealing with PTSD. Working for a hospice unit as a bereavement coordinator and veteran coordinator.
Experience as a teacher K-12 specializing in P.E., science, math, and history, university professor in Asia and the United States, university department/program chair, university associate dean. Experience also includes chaplaincy in the healthcare system, hospitals, hospice units, university, athletic programs, mental health facilities, and prisons. It also includes being a conflict management specialist for various institutions and management staffs. Function as a management trainer on team building skills and incorporating intergenerational leadership style differences into a team so that institutions can better fulfill their mission and make the transition of leadership for the future an effective and efficient process.
Professional editor, professor of research methodology, a faculty/student mentor in practical application intern programs along with a mentor of student teachers. Developed in-field master’s programs from ground level up including statistical analysis and analyzation, curriculum/course development, graduate bulletin writing, training of professors, teaching in the program as well as administration of the program and completed the post launch evaluation of the program for effectiveness, need satisfaction and adjustment of content where needed to meet field parameters. Have previously offered CEUs for various organizations.
Published author (books and 100+ articles) who is in the process of completing two manuscripts, one on the contemporary educational situation and another on grief and bereavement. Working on a third manuscript on the Vietnam veteran and their relationship to both curative and palliative care which is scheduled to be completed later this year. Motivational, inspirational and educational speaker in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, as well as North America, including the United States and Canada.
Founder, owner, CEO and presenter for the Matrix Research Consortium, LLC. The mission of the Matrix Research Consortium is to engage in research for the purpose of providing consultations, instructional materials and training events for individuals, staff, management and organizations so that they may better understand the contemporary social context they are working in and apply this knowledge to their current mission in order to assist their activities to be both efficient and effective in working towards their present success while at the same time allowing it to integrate the necessary changes that will keep them relevant today and prepare them for the future. The Matrix Research Consortium is comprised of eight (8) Institutes which address the areas of contemporary intergenerational culture and its impact on business, Vietnam veterans, management and leadership issues, healthcare, education, grief and bereavement, family and marriage counseling, and spiritual formation and chaplaincy.
A brief introduction for each appears below:
Institute of Contemporary Intergeneration Culture
Assess, analyze, and apply intergenerational differences to current management and mission accomplishment with a view to integrate them into the culture of the organization to ensure present competency and future growth through change processes.
Institute for Vietnam Veterans
Assess, analyze, apply the dynamics of the service/life of the Vietnam veteran from a military, civilian and sociological perspective with an emphasis on its effect on both curative and palliative care of the Vietnam veteran. Includes all veterans and veteran’s issues dealing with addictions, PTSD, deployments and how those affected veterans and veteran families as well as VA benefits available to all veterans.
Institute of Management and Leadership
Assess, analyze, apply the impact that changes in society and generations have had on management and leadership styles to help build competency in team building, working together, conflict resolution and to help organizations through the corporate changes created by the departure of its retiring generation and the emergence of the younger leaders who are taking over to ensure the organization survives the present and thrives for the future.
Institute for Healthcare
Assess, analyze, and apply the impact that changes in society, generations, and healthcare participants have had on the healthcare industry so as to incorporate these changes into best care policies that will meet the healthcare needs of the emerging populations, including licensing, competency, and trust along with recognition of specific population medical care needs such as veterans, elderly and etc. Topics addressed include healthcare as a career option, types of healthcare careers, alternative medicine, anti-aging, caregiver stress, customer care, professionalism, regulation and policies, reporting/charting, confidentiality, HIPPA and interpersonal and intrapersonal relations within the healthcare field.
Institute of Education
Assess, analyze, and apply societal changes to learning styles, ability to learn, discipline issues, educational administration, content of learning, classroom management, use of technology in the classroom, curriculum development from K-graduate school, course/program development, learning strategies, lesson plan writing, bullying (both student and administration), sexual harassment by students, colleagues, administrators, and interpersonal/intrapersonal relationships in the academic environment, along with issues of professional competency, professionalism, credentialing and continuing education.
Institute of Grief and Bereavement
Assess, analyze, apply societal changes that have affected its understanding of death and the dying process with an emphasis on the meaning of death, the end of life process for both the general population and special populations such as veterans, people with PTSD, and children. Topics also include complicated grief, the healing processes of grief, people who fear death, the internal spiritual resources necessary to access soul healing, soul injury and grief, and how to work through the grief process for healing. Specialized attention is given to identifying, understanding and assisting children and adolescents with the grief process and unresolved grief.
Institute of Marriage and Family
Assess, analyze, and apply changes caused by societal dynamics that have affected marital and family relationship dynamics including relationship building, family/marital conflict resolution, principles to help families relate to each other, and grief/loss issues. Specialized attention is given to children and relationships, blended families, the effects of divorce and helping families through recognition of ethnic and cultural family dynamics.
Institute of Spiritual Formation and Chaplaincy
Assess, analyze, apply the changes in spirituality caused by contemporary society in order to address coping skills, relationship building, and help through the various aspects of the journey of life, including the end of life process. Emphasis is on developing internal spirituality as an integral part of contemporary life in a society that has lost this element of life and has problems coping or with life skills. Discussion includes how to make decisions based on spirituality, how to build inner spirituality and peace and how to apply spirituality in the life of the individual, the corporate societal life, and the organizational life ethos.