Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, June 1987

Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Attended on competitive full scholarship from U.S. Army
  • Studies: Latin American studies, U.S. & Soviet foreign policy
  • Cadet Battalion Commander in senior year (highest cadet rank)
  • Winner of University President's Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Military Graduate, U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (i.e., ranked in top 20% of all Army ROTC seniors nationwide based on grade point average, demonstrated leadership, tactical and technical proficiency, and physical fitness).

Military Intelligence Officers Basic Course, Feb.-Aug. 1988

U.S. Army Military Intelligence School (Fort Huachuca, AZ)
  • Creating visual decision support tools
  • Managing information requirements and creating collection plans
  • Methods of intelligence analysis
  • Giving executive presentations
  • Effective writing
  • U.S. and Soviet military doctrine

Counterdrug Intelligence Analysis Course, February 1993

US Army Intelligence Center

(hosted by Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, Columbus, OH)

  • Using PERT charts to identify modus operandi and intelligence gaps
  • Intelligence support for the creation of a comprehensive surveillance plan
  • Identifying basic money-laundering techniques

System Administration for SQL Server, February 2001

New Horizons Computer Learning Center (Richfield, MN)

Technology Assessment & Commercialization, June 2001

National Technology Transfer Center, NASA (Wheeling, WV)
  • Means and modes for determining a new technology's competitive position
  • Deciding on patent vs. trade secret
  • Identifying opportunities and barriers to commercialization

Oracle 10g Fundamentals, July 2007

Onyx Software Development Training Company (Edina, MN)

Advanced Database Design, July 2008

Adult Computer Education Center, Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul)

MS Visio, December 2018

Adult Computer Education Center, Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

Certification: Quality Improvement Associate, February 2019

American Society for Quality (Milwaukee, WI)

My certificate ~ Official details on what was tested.
Topics on which I was tested include:

  • Problem-solving tools & techniques
  • Process and value-stream mapping
  • Quality philosophies & principles
  • Continuous improvement techniques
  • Supply chain metrics
  • Team organization & methods of team decision-making

Cornell University (online), August-October 2020

Ithaca, NY

Courses taken:

  • Using Predictive Data Analysis
  • Implementing Scientific Decision Making