My vocational journey began as a result of getting hurt while serving in the United States Marine Corps. I was dropped out of a helicopter and the fracture I sustained on my left arm ended my intent to make the Corps a career. At this juncture, I pursued a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at Liberty University. In 1985, with my degree in one hand and my wife in another, I moved to Pennsylvania and began to work in Social Services. I labored as a counselor with juvenile delinquents; a caseworker in the assistance office; a vocational rehabilitation counselor with blind and visually impaired individuals; and finally as a vocational rehabilitation specialist with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Along the way, I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Liberty University, and started Doctoral work at Penn State University. I eventually transferred to Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida, and graduated with a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology. I have also completed a Doctorate of Ministries degree at Liberty University with an emphasis in Sociology. I have been at Liberty since 2003, am an associate professor, and I teach courses in Psychology, Sociology, and FACS. My research interests are in multiculturism. I enjoy hunting, boxing, mix martial arts, and eating out with my family.