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GREAT FACULTY TEAM!!! ILGE is proud to have a world-class faculty to support our Global Executive Education Programs and other services. Each of them are experts in their own chosen field, and carefully selected from a global talent base. Our faculty are recognized as outstanding Professors as well as business practitioners. They also stand out in that they are both outstanding presenters as well as recognized figures in their own professional circles

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  1. 1. ILGE Program Faculty OUR FACULTY (PARTIAL LISTING) ILGE has an experienced team of faculty, each of them experts in their own chosen field, and carefully selected from a global talent base. Our faculty are experienced business practitioners and both outstanding presenters as well as recognized figures in their own professional circles. Founder, President, and Professor of Leadership Studies of ILGE John P. Keenan, Ph.D., is President and Founder of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE), as well as Professor of Leadership Studies and Dean of the Global Executive (GEMBA) Program . ILGE is an international, interdisciplinary-based, and non-denominational institution of post-graduate-level higher education focused on transforming mind-sets and organizations to 21st century peak performance levels. John brings to his position over 30 years of experience and is internationally recognized as an organizational psychologist and as a leader in the design and development of leadership and management educational programs. He provides consulting services to organizations such as SONY, Inc., Shell Oil Company, Caterpillar, Inc., Lucent Technologies (AT&T), Honeywell Inc., Lands' End, Inc.; Harley-Davidson, Inc., General Mills, Inc., American Airlines, Inc., Presidential Commission on Quality - Sudan, MAF-Dalkia International - United Arab Emirates, Marafiq - Power and Utility Company - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Unidad de Conocimiento - Medellin, Colombia, Asia Inc. School of Management, Ersnt & Young, Asian Institute of Management (AIM); Civil Service College of Singapore, Camcar/Textron, Inc., Governor of Imo State and his Cabinet (Nigeria), Singapore General Hospital, Eaton Corporation; Bell Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy; Ameritech, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductors, Inc., Alkar (a Division of DEC International); Singapore Ministry of Education, Arabian Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM), Trinidad-Tobago Ministry of Education, Sammons Financial Holdings, Inc., Hilton Hotels International , Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (Malaysia), American Institute of Banking; M & I Data Services, Inc., Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), United Nations Disaster and Relief Association, Land Transport Authority (Singapore), Utara University - Malaysia, American Society for Training and Development(ASTD), World Future Society, Integrative Learning of Singapore, and Posbanc of Singapore. John holds a Ph.D. in Sociology/Anthropology from United States International University in San Diego as well as an M. A . in Sociology from San Jose State University, and a B. A. in Sociology from the University of Santa Clara. John has held a tenured faculty position and been Founding Director of Leadership Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Business, been a Dean of the School of Leadership and Human Development at St. Bonaventure University (Buffalo, New York) and Founding Director of their award winning Master’s in Professional Leadership Program, as well as been a faculty member at a number of Universities including Pepperdine University, Chapman University, College of St. Rose, and been a Dean at a Community College in South Carolina. In addition to conducting seminars throughout the US, he has made presentations to audiences throughout the world including ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 1/15
  2. 2. Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Ireland, Norway,. Austria, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Cost Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico , Canada, and Spain. He is the author of seven books, “Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Problem Solving and Decision Making, and Conflict Resolution”, “FASTSTART: An in-depth seminar for managers”, " Foundations of Leadership: New Manager Leadership Guide”, “Foundations of Leadership: A Facilitator's Guidebook", "Whistleblowing: Managing Dissent in the Workplace", “Whistleblowing Research: Methodological and Moral Issues” and "Cognitive Maps of Violence". He has published more than sixty articles in major journals such as "The Journal of Business Ethics", "Journal of Social Behavior and Personality", The International Journal of Values-Based Management’, “The Journal of Business and Psychology”, “Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal”, "Management Accounting", and “Futures Research Quarterly”. He has presented more than fifty research papers on such subjects as performance enhancement, team building, leadership, work stress, identity as a manager, management ethics, whistle-blowing, and terrorism. He is a favorite with audiences throughout the world because of his special skill of being able to translate new concepts and unique insights into practical learning experiences. He also is President of the Association on Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP), Executive President of the Council on Employee Responsibilities and Rights (CERR), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Employment Practices and Principles (IJREPP), and a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, American Society for Training and Development, The Institute of Managerial Sciences, The International Association of Conflict Management, Organizational Development Network, and World Future Society. John is also listed in the Who's Who in the World, 1997-present and Who's Who In Finance and Industry, 1996-present. He can be reached at email: , and website:”. For further information on the Association on Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP) check the website out at: and for the International Journal for Responsible Employment Practice & Principles (IJREPP) at Program faculty Tony Bendell, BSc (Econ), MSc, PhD, FIQA, FSS, CStat, FSaRS, FRSA is a Senior Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as a world renowned authority on the subject of organisational excellence and process improvement, authoritative conference speaker and consultant at the highest levels; recently retired as one of the UK’s three Professors of Quality Management. He founded Services Ltd. as a Quality consultancy and training organisation in 1983 and remains its Managing Director. He has recently retired as the Rolls- Royce sponsored Professor of Quality and Reliability Management and Director of the Centre of Quality Excellence at the University of Leicester. His main consultancy interest lies in Senior Management and Organisational Development and in the application of advanced process improvement and error reduction approaches such as Six Sigma and the Lean Organisation. He is course director of Services Ltd.’s Six Sigma and Lean training programmes . He is a leader in research into Quality Management, including: · Process Improvement Methodology, · Measurement of Quality initiatives; · Benchmarking and Business Excellence. He is the principal author of eight books on Quality Methods, management, measurement and Benchmarking as well as the UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry “Managing in the 90's” booklet on the Quality Gurus. His publications include: · "Benchmarking for Competitive ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 2/15
  3. 3. Advantage", Financial Times (now available in six languages and 2 editions), · Principal author of the FT/Pitman book "The Benchmarking Workout", · "Quality: Measuring and Monitoring", Sunday Times management series, · "Implementing Quality in the Public Sector" Financial Times. Tony was a member of the British Standards Institute QSI Committee which dealt with the Year 2000 revision to ISO 9000 and a member of the Board of Midlands Excellence and is currently President of the East Midlands Quality Club, a Fellow and Registered Senior Consultant of the Institute of Quality Assurance, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a BQF Licensed Trainer for the EFQM Excellence Model. Amalia De Jesus, is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and formerly Senior VP of ILGE. She has held the position of Lead Process Analyst for the Information Technology Center for De La Salle University-Professional Schools Inc. which serves over 11,000 students and offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in computer studies, engineering, education, behavioral sciences, communication, and economics. Their Graduate school offers MS, MBA, PhDs degrees to about 2000+ students and professionals. Ms. De Jesus has completed Graduate Degree work in Industrial Engineering and Information Technology as well as holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Philippines and is also a certified Internal Quality Auditor for ISO 9001:2000. She has held the position of Coordinator for ISO 9000 and Production Planning Head at Plastmann Industrial Corporation as well as Marketing Director for Asia Pacific Realty and Brokerage Corporation. Ms. De Jesus has international experience and has been conducting for over ten years Total Quality Management training and consultancy work for private and public-sector organizations designing quality management systems. She also facilitates teams for process improvement initiatives. Peter Eident, D.B.A. is a Faculty Associate of ILGE as well as the Senior Learning & Knowledge Management Manager - Business Support Services Unit of the United Arab Emirates Offsets Group. He has been focusing on e-business, developing an SME incubator for Abu Dhabi and assisting in the Emiratization process. In 1999, Peter spearheaded the launch of an $82 million initial public offering (IPO) for the International Fish Farming Company (Asmak). From 1990-1996 Peter was offsets manager of Sikorsky Aircraft, a division of UTC, and completed assignments in Spain, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. From 1985-1990, he held the position of Managing Director for Venture Group Partners, USA. Peter holds a DBA from Lincoln University, UK, an MBA in finance from Fordam University, New York, and a BA in economics from Brown University. He has recently completed his Doctorate in Business Administration from Lincoln University, UK. ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 3/15
  4. 4. Roxanne Emmerich, CSP, is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and President of The Emmerich Group Inc. She helps organizations build a vision that gets their people moving toward a unified goal. She was co-owner of a business that received the highest national award within its industry, was vice-president of a $70 million organization by age 28, and did her graduate work in the field of organizational management. Roxanne is the coauthor of Finding Solutions to Workplace Problems and publisher of SAVVY newsletter. Successful Meetings magazine has proclaimed Roxanne as one of the top speakers in the country on organizational change. She is the youngest female business speaker to have received the highest designation of the National Speakers Association, the Certified Speaking Professional, which less than eight percent of its membership has attained. Rand D Fandrich, Ph.D, PHR is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE), as well as founded the Expatriate Foundation in 2008. Dr. Fandrich holds a Ph.D in Organization and Management (emphasis: Human Resource Management) from Capella University, an MBA with ASN honors from Regis University, BA in International Studies from American University, as well as a Goethe Certificate from the Concordia Institute of German Studies. Certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certificate Institute in 2005, Dr. Fandrich has been elected to local, state and regional Society of Human Resource Management positions. His scholar practitioner work has allowed for private and public sector posts as well as the title of Campus Dean, Director of Faculty Development, adjunct, and associate Professor at Strayer University, Columbia College, Kaplan University, Andrew Jackson University, Rasmussen College, and Embry-Riddle . Dr. Fandrich has presented on the topics of Generational Differences in the Workplace, Expatriate and Repatriation Issues, Outplacement, Change Management, Outsourcing/Offshoring, and Organizational Behavior and strategy. Nancy J. Forsythe-Woods, M.A. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE ) as well as corporate training specialist and private consultant and trainer for business and industry. She develops customized management and employee training programs. Nancy has provided training for all levels of employees in workshops and seminars throughout the United States and Canada. She gains knowledge from a wide range of employment experiences, including teaching in secondary and higher education systems systems, consulting for government and public relations agencies in California, serving as a marketing assistant to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, owning her own business as a counseling therapist and serving as director of a business and professional development center. As a result she has valuable insights into the problems and concerns of management and other employee groups. Her seminars are rich with humor and well known for her keen perception of working relationships, as is her unique presentation style ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 4/15
  5. 5. Michele Gee, Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Acting Dean of the School of Business at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Professor Gee specializes in strategic management and international business. She currently teaches Business Policy and Global Issues in Management. Prior to her academic experiences, Professor Gee was a marketing manager at IBM and AT&T. She has presented her research in numerous international, national, and regional academic and professional conferences on topics such as cross-cultural management, strategic analyses of organizations and industries, and economic development issues. She has reviewed existing and proposed textbooks in strategic management, and has provided extensive strategic planning consulting to organizations and businesses. Professor Gee has received awards for voluntary strategic planning consultation provided to non-profit organizations. In addition, she has received many other awards and recognition for outstanding achievements in mentoring, teaching, and advising students, and service provided to the campus, surrounding communities, and in the University of Wisconsin System. Dr. Gee has also written several grant proposals, received funding, and directed special programs in workforce and community economic development, entrepreneurship, and efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math. She also had a two-year appointment as Assistant to the Provost, and served as Co-Director of the Center for International Studies for three years. Professor Gee was distinguished as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in academic year 2006-07. ACE annually selects a small group of high achieving scholars and provides advanced leadership development and experiences in the administration of American colleges and universities. Many university presidents, provosts, and other academic officers are former ACE Fellows. During her ACE Fellowship, Dr. Gee was mentored by the President and Provost at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. DePaul is the largest Catholic university, and the sixth largest private university in the United States. She shadowed the President and Provost daily, and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. As an ACE Fellow at DePaul, she was involved in strategic plan implementation; fiscal policy and budgeting; large-scale real estate development and negotiations; curriculum review, faculty development and governance issues in DePaul’s nine major colleges and schools; capital campaign planning and fundraising; enrollment management and growth; and marketing and promotion. She also became quite familiar with NCAA Division I, Big East operations and planning; NCA re-accreditation; and Board of Trustees deliberations and decisionmaking. H. James Harrington, Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate for the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE ) and CEO of Harrington Institute. Dr. Harrington is a Certified Grand Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Excellence. He has eExpertise in Process & Innovation Performance Excellence, Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, Accelerated Performance Improvement and Policy Deployment. As Chairman of ASQ, was one of the leaders in getting the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award through Congress and approved by the President of the U.S. He also served as the first Treasurer of the Malcolm Baldrige Consortium that set up and developed the award. He is a government-registered Quality Engineer, a Certified Quality and Reliability Engineer by the American Society for Quality Control. The Harrington/Ishikawa Medal presented yearly by the Asian-Pacific Quality ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 5/15
  6. 6. Organization was named after Dr. Harrington to recognize his many contributions to the region. In 1997, the Quebec Society for Qualite named their Quality Award “The Harrington/Neron Medal,” honoring Dr. Harrington Roger Neron for their many contributions to the Quality Movement in Canada. In 2000 the Sri Lanka national quality award was named after him. Dr. Harrington’s contributions to performance improvement around the world have brought him many honors. He was appointed the honorary advisor to the China Quality Control Association, and was elected to the Singapore Productivity Hall of Fame in 1990. He has been named lifetime honorary President of the Asia-Pacific Quality Control Organization and honorary Director of the Association Chilean de Control de Calidad. The European Partners from the European Universities Network established the Harrington Best TQM Thesis Award in 2004; awards are given out yearly in Europe and the Middle East. In 2005 the Sudan University established the Harrington Chair in Performance Excellence. In 2006 Dr. Harrington accepted the Honorary Chairman position of Quality Technology Park of Iran. Andrew Higgins, Faculty Associate for the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Director of his own research company in New Zealand. He has completed several major projects in the last two years. These include the highly respected Report for Ako Aotearoa entitled “Taking the Lead: Strategic Management for E Learning” and a major piece of research, also for Ako Aotearoa entitled Help or Hindrances: Blended Approaches to Student Engagement”. In his role as the President of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand, he sat on a Ministerial Advisory Committee producing the Highway and Pathways report that generated $35million for e-learning across the whole education sector. He also led the New Zealand delegation to APEC 2002 in Taipei City addressing the issue of Bridging the Digital Divide. At the University of Otago, he held the role as Head of Flexible Learning and at AUT University was Director of E learning. Prior to working in New Zealand, he held the position of Senior Policy Officer and Services Officer in the Queensland Government as well as similar work with the Queensland Police Service. He was honored by winning the Queensland State Award for the best public service training package in 1994. Dr. Higgins also worked as a senior policy officer for the Deputy Director General of Education and then seconded to the Office of the Cabinet to work on a revision of the state schools curriculum. Margaret A. Higgins, MBA., MComm., Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate for the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as the Executive Director of The Haven, a large behavioral health non-profit organization in Tucson, Arizona. USA. Born in the U.K., Dr. Higgins received her Doctorate in Communication from the University of Arizona, her Masters in Commerce from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and her MBA from the University of Western Australia. Dr. Higgins’ specialty areas include: Leadership & Management; Business Communication; Project Planning; Research Design; Public Speaking and presentations; and Media work (on-camera and on radio). Prior to accepting the position as Executive Director at The Haven, Dr Higgins was the Director, Project Management and Administration, for the leading national public television research company. Dr. Higgins has worked at various middle ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 6/15
  7. 7. and executive managerial positions in Australia and New Zealand and for more than twenty years has taught Business Communications, Management, and Research Methods to graduate university students in three countries. Under her leadership, and with Dr. Higgins’ focus on an organization’s image projection, The Haven has become widely known, its budget has tripled, services have expanded from a single program for women, to special suites of programs for Native Americans, and to the provision of behavioral health outpatient and intensive outpatient services to the Tucson community. Dr. Higgins sits on multiple Commissions, Coalitions, and Boards of Directors, and is the Mayor’s appointee to the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission. Chris Hinrichs, M. A. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and brings more than 15 years of experience in human relations training to attendees of Management Institute programs. Chris has presented innovative seminars dealing with team work, innovation, power and influence and creativity. For the past seven years he has specialized in outdoor experiential education. Chris has designed, developed and implemented programs for such companies as Xerox, Kraft Corporation, Sears, Pillsbury and the Yale School of Business. Shirley Kidd, M.Phil. Shirley is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and has held faculty positions at several prestigious Universities including Aston University Business School (UK), Guangxi University (China), and Princess Nora University (PNU) in Saudi Arabia. She has more than 27 years as a teacher in Management as well as English as Second Language (ESL) areas in Higher Education. Rich in cultural diversity, she has extensive experience in teaching English as a Second Language with a UK Teaching Certificate, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and worldwide teaching certificate - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). To improve herself as a teacher, she gained her Master of Philosophy in Business Management at Aston University Business School, and is Lifetime Member of Beta Gamma Sigma since 2008which isa worldwide organisation for graduates of Business Schools (accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International). She has a wide-ranging experience teaching abroad in Asia, Europe, and the Middle-East with the ability to integrate theoretical concepts and practical ideas, and apply them to actual classroom situations. Shirley views teaching and learning as a dynamic and interactive process. She is specialised in Academic writing skills/writer’s workshop/ interactive games/ critical and analytical reading skills / listening and notetaking skills /TOEFL or ILETS preparation/ business English/general writing skills/grammar/ESL and IT. ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 7/15
  8. 8. Donald L. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE)as well as Professor Emeritus for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a well-known author and seminar leader. As a management and training consultant for the past 35 years, Don has conducted management seminars internationally, including classes in India, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Fiji Islands, Singapore, Venezuela, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Among the many organizations he has developed management programs for are Aid Association for Lutherans, Allen-Bradley, Eastman Kodak, Goodyear, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Wax, Kemper Insurance, Mayo Foundation, State Farm Insurance, University of Disneyland and Wausau Insurance. He is re-knowned widely for his special expertise on the Four Levels of Learning which still is a helpful tool for those in Human Resource Management. Jack Kondrasuk, Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Professor Emeritus of University of Portland. Jack is a visionary manager/educator/researcher/consultant with about 40 years experience in the human resource management field. As Assistant to the President of the University of Portland helped develop the first organization objectives program and first administrative organization chart. As director of an international professional association group organized a project for a “SWAT team” of the best consultants in the world to go to the world’s trouble spots to try to assist them in resolving their problems. Traveled to over 40 countries in the world; presented courses in Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland; and gave a keynote conference speech in China. Developed and copyrighted the first applied test of MBO in the United States. First to show innovative relationship in relating training evaluation methods, first faculty member to offer practitioner workshops at the University of Portland, first to teach classes concurrently in two countries by using the Internet, first to be an instigator for the People’s Republic of China’s first 5-year plan to emphasize Human Resource Development. Leader of 136 professionals and a six-figure budget to produce a regional professional conference that set new quality standards while still producing very high profits (record high conference evaluation, 2nd highest in profit while charging lowest participant fees to that time John W. Link, M.S., is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and has extensive experience in management team development, strategic planning, conflict intervention and customer service and process redesign. He is well known as a writer on chaos and complexity theory application to organizations, and a faculty member of the Graduate School of the USDA. A consultant and trainer for the last 14 years, John has worked with organizations such as George Mason University, OPM, American European Investment Co., Foreign Service, Inc., Spot Image, Inc., FHWA, Army Corps of Engineers as well as the EPA and the CIA. ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 8/15
  9. 9. Marc Michaels, M.P.A. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE as well as a Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch and has previously held the post of Director of the Business and Technology Center of Parkland College in Champaign, Mark also is the founder of The Chaos Network, an international association of people applying discoveries from the new science of chaos and complex systems to improve organizational effectiveness. He has presented his leading-edge work on management development at national conferences of associations such as the American Society for Training and Development and the Organizational System Designers Alliance. Mark is also president of People Technologies, a management consulting firm, and as adjunct professor teaches management at Illinois Benedictine College. Mufaddal Mirza, Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate of ILGE and is Founder President of Total Quality Life Maintenance Associates and Regional Director of Reliable Energy Savings Inc. with a Mission to Transform Professionals to Entrepreneurs and SMEs to GREAT Global Businesses. He is also the Founder, President, and Regional Director of Reliable Energy Savings Inc. Dr. Mirza has diverse Academic & Corporate experience through association with WSU & UIUC (USA), Illinois State Geological Survey, Exxon Chemicals and Procter & Gamble. His last full-time assignment was as an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management at Institute of Business Management. Mufaddal in integration with his global team of Engineers and Scientists is engaged in GREEN Energy, Self Sustaining Organic Dairy Farming/Processing, SMART Family Health Care and Holistic Entrepreneurial Leadership Education with operations in USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East and South Asia. He is leading the University-Industry Linkage to support Entrepreneurial Research & Development to integrate the Current Best Global Technologies and practices to develop Franchise Business of Synergistic Small Manufacturing Industrial Parks on a GREEN University Campus. John M. O’Donnell, Ph.D., is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE and Founder and Director of The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Wellness Resource Center. He also serves on the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee as a clinical psychologist. John specializes in preventive medicine, hypnosis, meditation, smoking and weight control, stress management, nutrition, occupational burnout and rehabilitation psychology. Geoffrey C. Olive, BSC., M.ED, is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Associate Professor and Lab Manager at the College of Technology at Wilmington University in Delaware, USA. He was born in 1946 and holds dual nationality, British and USA. Born and raised in the UK he graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Geology from the University of London, King’s College in 1973. In 1991, from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, he graduated with a Master of Education degree in Information Technology. Prior to this he was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Science ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 9/15
  10. 10. Education from the University of London Institute of Education and a Certificate in Media Resources from South Thames College in London. In the UK education system he has been a secondary school science teacher, a media resources specialist, a college lecturer in education technology, and the head of a media resources unit. Prior to moving to the USA in 1997, he was a Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, for over seven years, specializing in audio and radio production technology and techniques, and computer science. As an Assistant Professor/Course Coordinator at Wilmington College he was instrumental in starting the Division of Information Technology & Advanced Communication. In addition to teaching audio and computer classes, he provides administrative and technical support for the division. Prior to attending university he worked in various industries ranging from flight attendant for BOAC (British Airways), geologist on North Sea oil rigs, and computer service engineer for Sperry Univac. Personal interests include collecting old vinyl records, and the martial arts as a part-time instructor. Raj Parikh, Ph.D., C.M.A., C.F.M. is a Senior Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Dean of the School of Business and Communication at Mercyhurst University of Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Pariikh has also held the position of Commissioner of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates and been former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Delaware State University. He has held the posts of Dean of the School of Business at Southern Oregon University as well as Dean of the the Harold Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and Founding Dean of the School of Leadership and Human Development and professor of Accounting and Finance at St. Bonaventure University. Dr. Parikh became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 1986 by receiving the highest examination score in the nation, for which he received the Robert Beyer Gold Medal. He became a Certified Financial Manager (CFMin) 1997 and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 2001. In 1998 he founded a Master’s program in Professional Leadership. This program was the first Leadership program in New York State and received the 199899 PaceSetter Award for innovation. He started a similar program (M.S. in Organizational Leadership) and a Weekend MBA program at Wilmington College in fall, 2002. These programs were also the first such programs in the state of Delaware. Larry Pate, Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate for ILGE and Burwell Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship, College of Business & Public Administration, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Dr. Pate brings more than 27 years of teaching and academic research experience and is has help post of directing the research agenda for executive learning in the Loyola Marymount University's College of Business Administration, which includes the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program and non-degree executive education. Dr. Pate is widely published in the fields of leadership, decision making and organizational change and received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has previously held positions as director of executive programs at the University of Southern California and the Institute for Human Resource Management at the University of Utah. ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 10/15
  11. 11. Debbie N. Pepin, M.Ed., is a Faculty Associate of the Institute of Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and the Founder of The Learning Space as well as a recognized figure in the field of education. Not only does she speak passionately about educational reform, but she also created a “model school” to serve as an example for others. Her goal is to inspire individuals, schools, businesses, and community leaders to think about learning in a context that goes beyond the traditional schoolhouse. She convincingly describes the alienation of a high percentage of youth from schools and the long-term negative effect on our society. Furthermore, she quotes CEO’s examples of poor workforce preparedness of a high number of employees. Her research concludes that one size will not fit all in the field of education. At present, she serves as an independent consultant on education issues. Her “tag line” is “learning to learn to last a lifetime”. She presently consults with charter schools, interested individuals, and higher education institutions across the US who recognize the need for improvement in order to grow. With the Florida State University Accountability Center and the Department of Education, she has developed a program to educate charter school Board of Directors and their administrators about roles, requirements, and opportunities. Robin Pratt. Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as President of Enhanced Performance Systems, Inc., has 21 years of experience in management, psychology, education and athletics. Currently associate professor of organizational studies at the University of San Francisco, Dr. Pratt works with executives, managers and athletes in enhancing their performance under pressure and helping them increase their leadership effectiveness. He provides training and consulting services to private and public sector organizations throughout the country. His management seminars are spiced from the sport idiom and training programs for athletes and students get a taste of business executive fare. All benefit from Pratt’s knowledge of the psychology of learning and gain new insights into poise under pressure from his training in the martial arts (taijiquan). Robert Preziosi, D.P.A. is a Senior Faculty Associate of ILGE as well as Professor of Management with the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has been teaching and training adults for decades. He was recently honored by inclusion of his autobiography in the book Quintessential Adult Educators of the 21st Century. He is currently the Chair for Nova’s Master of Science program in Human Resource Management and the originator of the curriculum and design for Nova's Doctorate program in Human Resource Management. In December of 2000, he was named "Professor of the Decade". In 1997, he received the school's first "Excellence in Teaching Award." In 2003 he was named "Faculty of the Year". He has been Vice President of Management Development and Training for a Fortune 50 company. In 1984, he was given the Outstanding Contribution to HRD Award by the American Society for Training and Development. In 1990, he received the "Torch Award," the highest leadership award that the Society can give. He was named HRD Professional of the Year for 1991. He has recently been named to the first edition of ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 11/15
  12. 12. International Who's Who in Quality. In June 1996, he received his second Torch Award from the Society-the first time ASTD has given a second Torch Award to one individual. Alex Semilof, M.S., Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) and has experience in the field of Human Resources and Training and Development for over 16 years. He is a skilled consultant adept in providing interventions that enable his clients to achieve their business objectives, including their manpower planning needs. Alex uses his organizational communications and rapport-building skills to provide leadership and develop successful initiatives at all levels of organizations. He combines group and individual one-onone interactions in order to provide the means for organizations to accomplish their mission. Alex’s background includes ten years as an independent training/human resources management consultant, nearly four years as a Process Consultant for Duke University and Health System and five years with ITT Sheraton. He was a member of the pre-opening teams for the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Sheraton Chicago hotels, both 1,500-room properties. Currently, Alex provides consulting and coaching for numerous organizations in both the for-profit and non-Profit sectors. Alex’s consulting firm is appropriately named Results Oriented Consulting, reflecting his commitment to closely monitoring and measuring the results of his initiatives. Alex became a Certified Human Resources Executive in 1993 and has since been certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and by the Center for Creative Leadership to deliver Benchmarks. In December 2001 he completed his masters degree in Liberal Studies from Duke University and he is currently working to earn his Ph.D. Alex has earned his black belt in karate. Additionally, he volunteers at the Animal Protection Society in Durham, North Carolina and recently co-founded the non-profit organization The Society for the Sharing and Preservation of Himalayan Heritage. Scott J. Simmerman, Ph.D. is a Senior Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as President of Performance Management Company in Taylors, South Carolina. He is consistently rated as a top presenter of team building, change, leadership and organizational effectiveness programs. With a broad base of business, research and academic experience, Scott has delivered workshops, executive retreats and presentation worldwide over the past two decades. His company publishes the Square Wheels books and distributes The Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, Seven Seas Quest and Buccaneer team building/collaboration games. These and other training tools were designed by Scott and are used by organizations and consultant worldwide. Clients include widely recognized multinational corporations, governments, small businesses as well as independent consultants and trainers using these materials. Invited presenter for programs in Hong Kong, South Africa, Mauritius, Macau, Portugal, The Netherlands, Singapore, The Philippines, Sweden, Denmark, and New Zealand – 30 countries in all thus far. A former professor Psychology at Furman University and University Teaching Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Scott received a Ph.D. in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1976. He was founding president of a local chapter of the International Customer Service Association and is Past-Chairperson of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Society for Quality. Consulting and training since 1978, he as Human Resource Director of the Home Silk Shops (a chain of retail stores) and Senior Vice President – Operations of the Wherehouse (a West Coast retailer) and other positions in consulting ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 12/15
  13. 13. and training organizations. He has been a Managing Partner of Performance Management Company continuously since 1984. Leelavathi Subramaniam, M.B.A. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Malaysia Country Director. She is also an accomplished trainer, speaker and consultant both in the local Malaysian and international circles. She has 24 years of working experience ranging from banking to sales force and manufacturing and education before embarking into training and consultancy. She started her career in the international banking industry and followed on into MNC and the education industry, having held positions as Bank Executive, Training Executive, Sales Manager, Training Manager, HOD and Consultant. She represented the local Malaysian TAFE with Western TAFE Australia and also the program accreditation. She was the international student liaison for students from China. Leela has real in-depth experiences of many industries namely MNC’s, SME and SMI’s and its full deployment of task and people management as well as consultancy in training and development. She has trained many participants from Asia Pacific, Middle East, Dubai, Oman, India, China, African countries such as Sudan. Her current exposure in training all the universities in effective communication and customer service has given her a holistic view of diplomatic understanding of foreign culture, gender and adaptation. Leela enhances her training with exposure to organizational changes, human capital development and performance towards productivity. Her training in soft skills and development work experience includes coaching new business development, improving customer focus and service lead time, creativity and Innovation, motivation and change, leadership, and performance management. Leela’s inspiring training has always been evaluated “excellent”, exciting, fun and learning made easy to apply. She uses real life examples and interactive exercises making her presentation alive and easily understood. She is also a “Certified NLP and Neuro Semantic Practitioner”. A firm believer of “ Behind Every Successful Organization is a Well Trained Team of Committed People”, Leela conducts highly interactive programs, both in English and Bahasa Malaysia to ensure productive, economical and personal growth for all participants. Marianne Weidlein, BSBA, CPC is a faculty associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE as well as has 45 years of experience in business, human potential development, spirituality, and personal transformation. Her lifework is to understand what makes humans "tick", and how to transform self-limitation into focused power that manifests extraordinary results. Marianne launched her self-employment 29 years ago, as a single mother, with $200, and a powerful drive to help others succeed. She began by facilitating courses on self-employment basics. In her groups, while people gained relevant information, heightened understanding of relevant knowledge, and a rewarding experience, most did not apply this to ensure their success. Impelled to help them, Marianne offered one-on-one coaching in self-mastery, optimal performance, and selfemployment. She used Reflective Questioning - a coaching method she developed and has used since 1989. With it, she directs clients to understand the cause of their limitation, transform it into focused power that manifests ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 13/15
  14. 14. extraordinary results, and dramatically improves their quality of life. Now, as an elder, her leading passion is supporting today’s aspiring young women who feel called to serve at this pivotal time. As she shares her experience, and personifies grace, she helps them to succeed with enhanced wisdom. Chris Wildermuth, Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE) as well as Assistant Professor at Drake University’s Adult Learning and Organizational Performance master’s program. Cris, originally from Rio de Janeiro, specializes in Organizational Development and Leading Change, Designing Learning Interventions, Ethics, Contemporary Workplace Issues, and Applied Research. She also teaches diversity, employee engagement, business ethics, training and development, and team building programs. She has worked in various countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Finland. She also is noted as being Community Chair and Editor-in-Chief at Linked:HR, the largest HR group on LinkedIn. Chris is an engaging speaker and brings an extensive background to her work, having been a manager, career advisor, and a business consultant specializing in training and organizational development projects. She has developed and facilitated leadership and diversity programs to major international organizations such as Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Walmart, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Deutsche Bank. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English; able to speak and train in all three languages. Robert L. Witte, Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE and a noted organizational psychologist and a retired Professor of Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. One of Dr. Witte's specialties is the psychology of well being. He has a Ph.D in applied psychology and has worked as a consultant to business and industry for more than 30 years. His career experience includes working with managers in Portugal, India, Venezuela, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia as well as the United States. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Wisconsin Psychological Association, and the Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 14/15
  15. 15. Anne Marie Zwerg-Villegas, Ph.D. (candidate) is a Faculty Associate of ILGE as well as a candidate to Ph.D in Administration and Organization Studies at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia and candidate to the doctoral diploma in International Business from the Nordic Research School of International Business at Uppsala University, Sweden. She holds a Master in International Business from Baylor University and a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech. Her research interests include firm internationalization and career development within internationalizing environments. In particular, she studies inclusion and diversity at professional and executive levels within the internationalizing firm. Native of the United States, she has lived over half of her life in Latin America. This international work-life experience has shaped her understanding of how globalization impacts countries and individuals differently. Before initiating her academic career, Anne worked in banking in both the United States and Colombia and in project management in Puerto Rico. For further information on ILGE faculty and areas of expertise we specialize in, please contact: Dr. John Keenan, Founder, President, and Professor of Leadership Studies, The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE), Email: Tel: +1-716-390-9657; Website: ILGE Program Faculty The Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE). November 13, 2013 “Leadership, Transforming Minds, Peak Performance” Email:; website: 15/15