A native of Wisconsin and life-long Packer fan, Robert has expertise in both the corporate and educational worlds of recruiting, teaching, training, counseling and developing effective leaders. He has extensive travel and cross-cultural knowledge supporting his outstanding presentation skills, having lead workshops and seminars worldwide. He has also served in positions of leadership for several professional associations. With a bachelor’s degree from Ball State and masters and doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee, all in the field of education and leadership he has worked in teaching and administration at several universities in the USA plus taught or lectured in six countries on four continents in addition to once directing the recruiting efforts for a Fortune 100 company in America. He has spent approximately half his career in human resources and half in education with proven ability to adapt to and communicate effectively across a variety of cultures, giving over 300 presentations covering four continents.
Following his first “retirement,” he traveled to Wuhan, China, and for five years served as the English Program Coordinator for the Department of Postgraduate Affairs at Wuhan Textile University, where he revolutionized the English curriculum for students seeking their master’s degrees. His first book, A Comprehensive Postgraduate English Curriculum, now serves as an important university textbook in China. Since his second “retirement” to Las Vegas he has published China: In My Eyes, the story of his five years living in Wuhan and traveling throughout China. He is near completion of his third book, Degrees of Insanity, currently in final editing and under review by publishers.
He now spends his time writing, traveling, part-time teaching and serving as consultant for various educational organizations both domestic and international with a special interest in China. He also continues to work on a variety of creative personal projects. Finally, he is also a published poet, songwriter, photographer and game developer plus plays quite a good game of both ping pong and mahjong!