Portland State University
Adjunct Professor, Business School: 2006 – Present
Currently co-teach an MBA class in innovation with Melissa Appleyard and William Newman. Successful entrepreneurs can bring ideas to market through multiple paths. Both through start-ups and new lines of business in established firms. By drawing on real-world experiences of entrepreneurs and "intrepreneurs" in a variety of business sectors spanning new products and services, this course will deepen the analytical skills and managerial tools required to effectively launch a new business. By working closely with a local entrepreneur, intrepreneur, or on their own start-up for the course project, students will gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges encountered when getting a new venture off the ground.
North Sea Lecturer: 1985 – 1986
Responsibility for the third and fourth year courses in structural engineering and Naval Architecture at the department of 'Aeronautic, Mechanical and Ocean Systems’. Conducted advanced research into the elastoplastic buckling strength of doubly curved shells, hydrodynamic analysis of multiple hulled vessels, and applications of parallel processing in engineering analysis.
Program Manager: 1982 – 1985
Managed the design of a motion controlled offshore structure while completing my PhD and taught courses in Naval Architecture and Ocean Systems.