My road in life has taken me all over.
Being dissatisfied with aerospace engineering, I quit NASA.
Got an MBA.
Taught at the University of Houston.
Applied for grad school at Northwestern.
Got my PhD.
Went to Canada and helped start a business program at the University of New Brunswick.
Went to the USA and taught at the DePaul University College of Commerce.
Went to CA and taught at the University of the Pacific.
Keep following my journey


Professor of Leadership and Org. Change

I mentor PhD students in leadership and organizational change.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I get up early and check my Walden site. Usually, I have several of my folks that need my counsel and / or help with something related to their PhD journey. I have been doing this since 2005 and have graduated some 55 PhDs in that span. It gives me a lot of satisfaction helping folks reach their goals!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get into the very best PhD program you can so you are marketable!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"You will never make much money as a professor."

Challenges I Overcame