I previously (2000-2008) served with the Foundation for Global Community, The Peace Alliance and its Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace, and Peace Partnership International. At FGC, I designed and facilitated courses related to personal and cultural transformation and sustainability, developed a vocational training program in Afghanistan, and was project manager for the Foundation’s program at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona.
Formerly, after receiving my doctorate in systems science at Michigan State University, I enjoyed a 34-year technical career during which I applied systems analysis and simulation modeling for international agricultural development and air transportation, including projects that took me to Nigeria, Korea, Austria, and Venezuela. In addition, I taught high school French and mathematics with the Peace Corps in Nigeria (1966-1968) and have volunteered at home with local nonprofits, city government, and political movements.
For rest, renewal, recreation, and recentering, I enjoy time with family (especially granddaughter Coco!), traveling in the world, walking in nature, and musing in prose and poetry.