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 Expert  107569

Expert in International Consulting: Projects, Technologies, Policy: Foresight/Planning Sustainable Agri and Higher Edu.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has been involved with the development of over 4000 acres of organic and chemical-free agricultural production. Expert is also working on research and product development for new uses of existing crops and alternative crop production including under-utilized native species. He has developed technical design manuals for bio-energy systems and energy management/conservation programs for farm operations. Expert has consulted internationally on issues of sustainable agriculture and rural/agricultural futures.

Expert has over 20 years of experience in the area of municipal solid waste technology assessment and management including composting, recycling and resource separation, technology and market assessment, policy and planning models. He has specific expertise in methane recovery and cogeneration using landfill gas and direct combustion.

Expert lectures and consults internationally on the post secondary education/training markets including traditional universities, vocational/training programs and community colleges, emerging corporate universities and the private/for-profit institutions. He is on the editorial board of "On the Horizon," a refereed journal that is also available on the internet. He has interests in the areas of knowledge management, complex dynamics, and planning models.

Expert is a futurist who works with public and private sector clients to develop new products, services and technologies that are environmentally and socially responsible. A former tenured professor of environmental sciences, he has been an invited plenary speaker and consultant on topics ranging from the future of higher education to biomass energy. His consulting experience includes: consulting for an international company producing biomass heating systems, an international firm marketing renewable energy and related products from China, an international non-profit on low technology renewable energy products/services.

Expert is a partner in international firm providing second language training for professionals both in-class and virtually (Chinese, Spanish, French, English). He is also co-developer of a virtual charter school, as well as, the consultant to the Open University of Bangladesh on organization, structure and content. He has consulted and been an invited lecturer on e-learning to universities in Indonesia and the Indonesian government. In general, he has been consultant to private sector clients on development of e-learning, web search technologies and innovations in K-12 delivery.

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agriculture future studies

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alternative crop

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alternative natural resource

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sustainable agriculture

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composting

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municipal solid waste

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municipal solid waste composting

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municipal solid waste management

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municipal solid waste management technology

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waste assessment

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waste disposal

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waste management

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waste recovery

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waste recycling

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future studies

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strategic planning

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strategic research planning

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alternative energy

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wind energy

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education


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1969   Ph.D.   Chemistry   University of Louisville  
1963   B.S.   Chemistry and Physics   Wilmington College, Ohio   cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

president

 

corporate officer, director for research/new products/services

1971 to 1976

 

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

 

College of Environmental Sciences

 

Associate Professor

 

tenured facuty and dept director, research, teaching, administration

1969 to 1971

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

 


 

Post Doctoral Research Associate

 

research/teaching


Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

National Science Teachers Association's Gustav Ohaus award for college science teaching. Kellogg Foundation/Partners of the Americas International Fellow


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published extensively in professional journals and magazines, and has developed and conducted workshops and seminars for governmental agencies, corporations, and organizations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS) Journal  
 - Futures  
 - On the Horizon  
 - International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences  
 - The Future of Transnational Education  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Project director on research programs from United States government agencies including USDA, US Department of Energy, US Office of Environmental Education, National Science Foundation as well as United Nations and various state and local governments
  • Investment advisor for the leveraged buyout of a major curbside recycling firm by a NYSE traded company
  • Consultant to international corporations developing wind energy and power distribution projects
  • Consultant to international firm working with government programs on sustainability and energy management
  • Investment advisor for financing and development of 4000 acres of minimum tillage and certified organic farming operation
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
areas of chemistry
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Organic farming expert for consulting on pesticide overspray & damage to organic crops.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert can read Spanish.
German   Expert can read German.

Market Research:
• Technical/business consultant to international company producing biomass heating systems • Technical and financial consultant for a micro-finance project for clean water in developing country • Technical consultant to company on landfill gas recovery and plastics in waste streams • Partner in international firm providing second language training for professionals both in-class and virtually (Chinese, Spanish, French, English) • Co-developer of a virtual charter school • Consultant to international firm marketing renewable energy and related products from China • Technical consultant to international non-profit on low technology renewable energy products/services

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Consultant to the Open University of Bangladesh on organization, structure and content Consultant and invited lecturer on e-learning to universities in Indonesia and the Indonesian government Consultants to governments of Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Indonesia, Rwanda and private clients in these countries and in Central America Consultant to private sector clients on development of e-learning, web search technologies and innovations in K-12 delivery

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: all phases of agriculture, sustainable and organic production and markets, and solid and liquid (non-hazardous) waste systems/service.

He has access to: an extensive library, international databases, and industry contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has recent experience in: 1) renewable energy including wind energy systems, ocean energy technologies, and waste energy recovery from industrial gas expansion and compression systems; and, 2) commercial wireless network installations for communities and businesses, with a focus on small- and intermediate-sized businesses.


 

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