BSEE 1970, Steven Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
M.Div. 1985, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky
Graduate Certificate in Historical Geography, 1986, Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel
Focus on the history, culture, religious traditions, and other influences around the ancient Middle East which factor into the Biblical text. Significant linguistic and geographical backgrounds as well.
Ph.D., 1992, in Middle Eastern History (Ancient and Modern), Florida State university, Tallahassee, Florida
Dissertation: The Anglo-Egyptian Sudanese Influence on the Occupied Enemy Territorial Administration, South, 1917-1920. Deals with the officials used by Britain to staff the occupying administration in Palestine before the creation of the Middle Eastern Mandates in 1920, and the struggle between London and this Administration leading to a bi-ethnic structure and the separation of Palestinians (as they would one day be called) and Jews living in the land of Palestine.
Post Doctoral Interests: Cultures and customs of various peoples and ethnicities; Biblical Archaeology
Have done extensive travel and cultural consulting as Director of International Programs. Internationally known teacher on the faculty of 7 different universities around the world and an instructor at four or more of them annually in addition to my home university.
Publication: Introduction to Biblical Archaeology, 2011; under preparation: Historical background to the New Testament (publication in either 2012 or 2013).
1971 to 1975, US Air Force (Computer Systems officer and instructor)
1975 to 1982, 1985 to 1991, Pastor in the United Methodist Church; Member in Full Connection and Ordained through the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
1992 to present, Professor, Southern Polytechnic State University (History, Intercultural Communication), Doctor of Economics, Professor
General Computer Skills
Project Management and Cross Cultural Communication for Managers
Planning and Analysis
Easy to relate with people of other cultures
Conversant in German; some basic Russian; experience with Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Spanish; Native English speaker
24 years of university teaching (mostly undergraduate, some graduate courses) in the areas of History, Bible, World Religions, Anthropology, Intercultural Communications, Managerial Ethics, and Management Skills
Habits and practices of people