A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I joined North Central College in 1979. In addition to NCC, my corporate experience included the American Broadcasting Company and Ameritech where management responsibilities included local and national responsibilities in Marketing Research, Sales, Sales Management and Sales Promotion. Prior to becoming part of NCC I was in the United States Marine Corps. I was a Fellow at Northwestern University's Institute of Learning Sciences, a member of the Advertising Research Council, the Radio Advertising Bureau, the Aribtron Advisory Council. My educational and management experiences include the College of DuPage, Aurora University, New York Institute of Technology, DeVry University, Lincoln Educational Services, the Computer Learning Center and Elmhurst College.