MS Communications, University of Tennessee, 1989
BA Journalism, with honors, Columbia College Chicago, 1983
Photographic Internship, Playboy magazine, Jan-Aug 1983
Coursework in English, Engineering, and Psychology, Auburn University, 1978-1982
Scholarship, National Science Foundation Summer Studies Program, Subject: Energy and National Policy. Researched energy sources, production, and emergency resources and plans. Group report and recommendations forwarded to local, state, and federal officials. Dr. Frank A. James, Project Director. Wesleyan College, 1976
2010 Polarity Management Team Training Workshop, Purdue University;
2001 Small Is Beautiful (MEMs), 2001: A Genomics Oddessy, You Say Your Father Was A Chardonnay, SCIENCE DOT COM(MUNICATION): Ethics and Enterprise for Converging Media, (Leader) Science Interested Public roundtable discussion, NASW workshops, Berkeley, CA.
2000 Murder Investigations, Then and Now, NASW workshop at National Museum of Health and Medicine, focusing on forensic anthropology and associated collections, Washington, DC.
1990 Space Commercialization, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL; and SF 101: Writing, Editing and Marketing Science Fiction, LibertyCon IV, Chattanooga, TN.
1987 Nuclear Arms Race: Teaching Technical and Policy Aspects, American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference, Chicago, IL.
1984 Reader’s Digest Magazine Writers Workshop, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2009 Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, seminar on “U.S. Military: New President, New Outlook?”
February 15-20; Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, seminar on “Digital Life: Policy & Privacy
Online” May 26-29
1994 You’ve Communicated Brilliantly, But – So What?, PRSA/IABC seminar, Nashville, TN;
1993 Access to Space, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; Space Science Overview, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; Space Station Freedom, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; and Materials Processing in Space, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL.
1991 Protein Crystal Growth Program Overview: History, Current Programs, and the Future of Protein Crystal Growth and Protein Crystallography, the Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Direct Solar Heated Furnace Satellite Technology Development, TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Recent Advancements in the Crystal Growth of GaAs Using the Liquid Phase Electro-Epitaxial (LPEE), TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Techniques for the Reduction of Natural Convection Effects in Bridgman Furnaces, TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Astro-1 Science Results Colloquium, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL.
1990 Targeted Technology Markets: 1. Japan: Competitor/Customer, and 2. Finding and Developing Commercial Markets, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL; and A World to Secure: The Role of the Liberal Arts in Technical Education, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL.
1986 U. S. Space Academy, Huntsville, AL.
2012 Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders (AWR-160); National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS700); Introduction to Incident Command System (IS100); ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident (IS200); NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) (IS701); NIMS Public Information Systems (IS702); NIMS Resource Management (IS703); NIMS Communications and Information Management (IS704); NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid, An Introduction (IS706); National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS800); Indiana Guard Reserve Basic Ground Search and Rescue Course; Deployment Basics for FEMA Response Partners (IS102); EOC Management and Operations (IS775)
1991 Doing Business in Japan: A Protocol Approach, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; International Trade and Marketing Basics, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Export Licensing and Control, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Strategic Planning for the Global Marketplace, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Legal Issues and Risks of International Trade, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and International Finance, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL.
1987 Ethernet Services on the 860 Computer, Arnold AFB, TN; ViewPoint Basic Graphics, Arnold AFB, TN; and Viewpoint FreeHand Drawing, Arnold AFB, TN.
1986 Introduction to Office Automation, Arnold AFB, TN; and Introduction to Xerox Viewpoint, Arnold AFB, TN.
Basic Emergency Management, 2012
International Marketing/Management, 1991
U. S. Air Force Physiological Training, 1984 (not current)
Private Pilot Certificate, 1980 (not current)
Lifetime Member, National Eagle Scout Association