Designed and deliver instruction for North Central Michigan College’s first Computer Networking Program including a core of fourteen new Information Technologies courses. Developed a four-course certificate program for the delivery of Anishnaabemowin a language indigenous to Northern Michigan. Developed and delivered first online technology course at North Central.
During formative years volunteered to sit on the Constitution Formation Committee. Elected twice to sit on Tribal Council, served as Secretary. Serve on the Board of Regents, Bay Mills Community College. As the Tribe’s first Education Director, I implemented 6 new programs, Tribal Summer Youth Camp, Adult Vocational Training, College Scholarships, Tribal Library, U.S. Department of Education Adult Vocational Training, and Employment Assistance. Designed and built the Tribal Head Start facility. Coordinated the development of the Bay Mills Community College Outreach program in Petoskey. Designed and built the Tribe’s first computer-network used for data storage, office integration, and training. Wrote instructional design for and supervised to operation of the Tribal, US Department of Education, Office Services and Technology Program. Obtained a college credit articulation agreement with Bay Mills Community College for the business services program.
Certifications: Professional Engineer in Training, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer for both Windows NT 4.0, 2000 and many others up through 2012. Operating Systems used: Windows Servers, MS-DOS, Windows, and Unix. Languages: C, C++, Motorola assembly, and HTML. Platforms: Sun, HP, IBM-PC. Software; GNS3, VMWare, and Microsoft Office Products.
Ukraine, Kiev Construction & Architecture University, Automated Circuit Design
Russia, Taganrog State Radio Engineering University, Antenna Circuit Simulation
Estonia, Tallinn Technical University, Digital Logic Diagnostics
Lithuania, Kaunas Technological University, Circuit Board Layout Optimization
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI, MBA, 5/2010, GPA, 3.76/4.0
Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan, MA Educational Technology and Instructional Design, 5/98, GPA 3.94/4.0
Grand Valley State University, Early Childhood Supervision, Allendale Michigan, GPA 4.0/4.0
Bay Mills Community College, Brimley Michigan, Certificate Management, 6/97, GPA 3.9/4.0
Mich. State University, East Lansing Michigan 48823, BS Electrical Engineering, May 4, 1996, Overall GPA 3.345/4.0, Major GPA 3.466/4.0
North Central Michigan College, Petoskey Michigan 49770, AS June 1994, GPA 3.2/4.0
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City Michigan, 1994, GPA 3.5/4.0
United States Naval Service Schools:
Laboratory Technician, Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Balston Spa NY, 2/84, GPA 3.26/4.0
Nuclear Power Plant Mechanical Operator School, Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Balston Spa NY, August 1981, GPA 3.06/4.0
Nuclear Power School, Naval Training Center, Orlando Fla, February 1981, GPA 3.60/4.0
Naval Propulsion Engineering Basics School, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL, April 1980, GPA 3.88/4.0
Contracted by Bay Mills Community College as adjunct faculty teaching business and computer classes. For BMCC I taught or was the Master Instructor for Intro to Computers, Intro to the Internet, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Intro to Business. I also served on the Board of Regents for several years.
Contracted as adjunct faculty in Teacher Training for Educational Technology at MSU North in Traverse City. For MSU I teach CEP 810, Teaching for Understanding with Computers, CEP 811, Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education, CEP 812, Applying Educational Technology for Clients.
Outstanding performance in initial two years of Nuclear Power School lead to position of Staff Instructor at the Naval Prototype Reactor Plant MARF, located in Balston Spa, N.Y. Through subsequent promotions and transfer to the USS ASPRO SSN 648 in 1984, I completed my naval career as a Submarine Qualified First Class Machinist Mate holding a Secret Security Clearance.
Served two years as a Prototype Instructor at the Balston Spa, Naval Nuclear Prototype Training Unit. During this time period I contributed to the Large Class and Fast Class plans, both exercises successfully demonstrated the Navy’s ability to produce qualified nuclear operators for rapid nuclear deployment. Normal duties consisted of both on the job and traditional settings for teaching nuclear plant operations.
As the designated Training Petty Officer, I developed and delivered the instruction for both the mechanical and radiological departments. Deployed in the Pacific Ocean from Pearl Harbor we eventually moved to Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
Past Councilor, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Council
Past Member Board of Regents, Bay Mills Community College
Member, Order of the Engineer
President, Odawa Institute
Member, American Legion and Fleet Reserve Associations
Part Time Dean's List one Semester - Northwestern Michigan College
President's List one Semester - North Central Michigan College
Dean's List two Semesters - North Central Michigan College
Dean's List one Semester - MSU College of Engineering
James Dilworth Memorial Scholarship for Engineering
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Founders Scholarship
Past President, Eta Kappa Nu, MSU Chapter, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Emma Shore Thorton Endowment Award for Native American Academic Excellence
Member, Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society