…at the University of South Dakota (USD) where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Following graduation from USD he was given a research fellowship in Physics from New Mexico State University (NMSU) where he graduated with a Master of Science in Physics. Following his attendance at NMSU, he was given a research and teaching fellowship from Washington State University where he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematical Statistics.
Following WSU he served two years in the Army teaching at the Army Command and Staff School at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and serving as an advisor to the Army Combat Developments Command. He later served 20 years in the Army Reserve retiring as a Major in Artillery.
Following his discharge from active duty, he joined the Boeing Company in Seattle and continued to work at Boeing until his retirement in February 2009. He had various work opportunities while employed at Boeing including, engineering and management positions in structural dynamics, avionics and electromagnetics. He has served as the Boeing Corporate University Relations Continual Learning Manager, and the System of Systems Specialty Engineering Manager for the Army Future Combat Systems Program. At the time of his retirement, he was a research manager in avionics and electromagnetics for the Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) organization. He was also responsible for the development of training for the BR&T electrophysics skill. During his work at Boeing, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University through a distance degree program at McChord AFB. During his time at Boeing, he served as Adjunct Faculty for Washington State University for 11 years.
He presently holds an appointment from Washington State University as the Academic Director of the Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management. He also teaches online courses in project management, supportability and logistics management, enterprise resource planning and organizational management. In the summer of 2010, he served as an Adjunct Professor from Vaughn College teaching avionics courses at the Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology in Hyderabad, India.
He is a member of the following honorary societies:
-Phi Beta Kappa (Arts and Sciences)
-Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
-Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics)
-Sociedad de Ingenieros (New Mexico State Univ. Engineering Honorary)
Additionally, he is an elected senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and the International Conference on Systems Engineering, and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics. He has authored/co-authored more than 60 Boeing proprietary technical reports and has presented papers at conferences of the American Institute of Engineering Educators and at several university distance learning seminars.