1. Introduction

My wife, Jeni, and I are veteran expatriates, passionate educators, and empty nesters. Florida natives, both of us, we have also lived in Texas, South Carolina, Malaysia, Qatar, and now Vietnam, since 2016.

I am currently teaching a variety of high school humanities subjects at Concordia International School in Hanoi -- literature, psychology, politics, and religion. Jeni teachers preschoolers. Prior to Hanoi, we lived for three years in Doha, Qatar where I worked as a manager and tutor with Oxford LearningI also did private tutoring and served as an adjunct faculty member with American Public University System teaching online in their humanities (MA) and religion (BA) programs.

From 1998 to 2013, I lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the first eleven years as a founding pastor of an international church, then as a lecturer and teaching dean at KDU University College, a 30-year-old, reputable university in Kuala Lumpur. I was responsible for the health and growth of a pre-university school -- 36 faculty and 500 students -- in a multi-campus, private university of about 4000 students.  

In 2013, after 15 years in one house, we left Malaysia and embarked on a new challenge; we moved to Qatar on the Arabian/Persian Gulf. Jeni had been teaching at The International School of Kuala Lumpur for 14 years. She was recruited to take a position at Qatar Academy, and I found work as a tutor, online college professor, and learning center manager. After three years in Qatar, we moved back to Southeast Asia to teach together for Concordia International School Hanoi.

My areas of expertise are leadership, teaching, pastoral counseling, research, writing, editing, and educational technology. I have thirty plus years of leadership experience plus passion and talent for learning and teaching. My DISC profile is 'governor'.
We have two grown daughters who spent most of their school years at The International School of Kuala Lumpur. One is now a first grade teacher in Florida, after having taught two years
 in a Saharawi refugee camp in Algeria; the other is a PhD student in history at Vanderbilt University under a full fellowship from the university.