CURRENTLY

University of Oregon, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).   Member, International Relations Group.  Creating and presenting a series of country profiles about the history, culture, politics, economics and international issues involving selected Asian nations and the overlapping territorial claims in the South China Sea.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (International Business & Mgt.), U. of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide – 2003.

M.Sc. (International Marketing), Univ. of Strathclyde (Strath), Glasgow, UK – 1994.

B.A. (Rhetoric), Willamette University (WU), Salem, Oregon, USA – 1969.

PAST POSITIONS

Professor of Global Business, School of Management, Concordia University, Portland.  Designed and directed the University’s first Asia Business program with experiential learning in China Business and China Consulting.  Served as MBA program director and taught the graduate course in Business, Government and the International Economy.

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management, California Lutheran University. Taught International Business, and Global Marketing.  Developed curriculum for both MBA and undergraduate programs.  .

Senior Lecturer, Asia-Pacific Management Institute and Ngee Ann Polytechnicin Singapore.  Served as Marketing team leader. Developed and taught courses in Asia Regional Marketing, and International Public Relations.

Managing Director of Plowshare-Econolynx International, based in Singapore.  Conducted global evaluations of the export-promotion programs of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association.

Asia Regional Director in the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office, Singapore. Developed export markets for US agricultural commodities in 14 Asian countries. Supervised employees and consultants in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Asia Trade Director for the State of Washington.  Directed the State of Washington’s asia trade office in Singapore. Served as Asia Marketing Representative for the Washington Apple Commission.

Director of Public Affairs for the State of Washington’s Department of Natural Resourcesin Olympia. Worked with news media. Supervised communication programs and team of writers, editors, photographers, and TV cameraman.

U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Bidar District, Karnataka State, India. Horticulture/nutrition extension agent with the State Horticulture Department.

LANGUAGES

  • Limited conversational abilities in Hindi, Kannada and Bahasa Indonesia.

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