“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.”

Joseph Campbell

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Albert Einstein

Selected Teaching Assignments

Business Teaching Experience

Virtual Community Development

Consortium for Worker Education, New York  (2012-2013)

  • “Big Apple Green: Developing a Virtual Community for the Green Businesses of New York City

Meeting and Teaming Online

NASA Astrobiology Institute, Menlo Park, California (2002-2003).

NASA Astrobiology Institute
  • “Nurturing the Adoption of Real-Time Meeting Software within a Virtual Community of Practice”

Real Change Network, Aptos, California (2000).

RealChange Network
  • “Virtual Teams: Online Collaboration, Communication, and Team Learning”

Online Teaching and Learning Facilitation

Instructor, Course Designer, Program Consultant

Open Learning Division of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia (2010).

Teaching Online

Thompson Rivers University
  • Part 1: Delivering Course Learning Content Through Real-Time Web Conferencing Software (Elluminate)
  • Part 2: Developing and Delivering Course Content Through Anytime Learning Management Software (Blackboard)

Co-Instructor, Course Co-Designer, Program Consultant

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2007).

Educational Technologies for Online and Blended Learning

King Abdulaziz University
  • A Faculty Training Program using FutureU’s Teaching Toolbox (Moodle, Yugma, Camtasia, SnagIt, Softchalk Lesson Builder, PowerPoint to Flash, and more.)

Co-Instructor, Course Co-Designer, Program Consultant

U.S. Department of Education Title V Program


Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

Capacity Building for Technology-Enhanced Teaching

Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Arecibo (1999-2001).

  • “Make the Most of Teaching Online with Web-Course Authoring Tools,” (2001).
  • “Creating Online Courses Using WebCT,” (2000).
  • Creating Online Courses Using Web Course in a Box,”  (1999).

Co-Instructor, Course Co-Designer, Program Consultant

U.S. Department of Education PT3 Program

Missouri State University

Technology Infusion Into the Pre-service Teacher Certification Curriculum

College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, Springfield (1999-2000).

  • “Applying the Adult Learning Model to Creating an Online Course” (2000)
  • “Creating an Online Course Using the Blackboard LMS” (2000)
  • “Creating an Online Course Using the Web Course in a Box LMS (1999)

Co-Instructor, Course Designer

Merced College, Merced, California (1999).

  • “Make the Most of Teaching Online with  Web-Course Authoring Tools”  

Merced College

Instructor, Course Designer

The University of the Future, LLC, San Francisco (1998).

FutureU Logo: The body of the whole of the masters and the students. The fates guide those who go willingly. Those who do not, they drag.
  • “Teaching and Training Online”

Instructor, Course Designer

International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida (1999).

  • “Creating an Online Course Using Web Course in a Box: Introduction”
  • “Creating an Online Course Using Web Course in a Box: Advanced” 

Instructor, Course Designer

Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco (1997-1998).

Saybrook Graduate School
  • “Internet Learning for Students” 
  • “Faculty Facilitation of Online Learning” 

Healthforum Fellowship Programs, American Hospital Association, San Francisco and Online (1996 to 2005).

AHA Healthforum Fellowships

Healthforum Fellowship in Accelerating Community Transformation (1997, 1998)

  • “Building an On-Line Learning Community: Dynamics, Space, Leadership, and Participation”
  • “Developing Sustainable Community Leadership”

Healthforum Fellowship in Creating Healthier Communities (once or twice annually 1996-2005)

  • “Personal Mastery: The Path to Organizational Transformation”
  • “Transformational Leadership and Systems Thinking”
  • “Building an On-Line Learning Community: Dynamics, Space, Leadership, and Participation”

Forum Host

The Briarpatch Monthly Gathering, Online (2017 to Present).

The Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link, Online (1988-1990)

The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link
  • “The One-Person Business Conference on the WELL.”

Additional Business Teaching Experience

Corporate Trainer

Various corporate clients, including Pacific Bell, Fujitsu, Softyme, etc., San Francisco Bay Area (1985-1990).

Pacific Bell (1985-1990).

Pacific Bell
  • “Basic Computer Literacy.”
  • “Operating Systems Basics.”
  • “Personal Computer Basics.”
  • “Using Telecommunications.”

Manager & Senior Instructor

Learning Resource Center, New College of California, San Francisco (1985-1986).

  • “PICK OS and Applications for the Prime Computer: A Faculty and Staff Training”
  • “Computer and Job Skills Training: A Student and Public Program”

New College of California

Instructor or Co-Instructor

Association for Creative Change in Organizational Renewal and Development (ACCORD), Toronto, Ontario (1997)

  • “Using Mindfulness to Find Meaningful Work”

Instructor, Co-Instructor, Guest Lecturer, Incubator Consultant

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco (2 to 3 times annually, 1987-1998).

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

“Small Business Start-Up” and “Business Incubation Programs”

  • “Understanding Financial Statements”
  • “Financial Management: Techniques & Strategies”
  • “Financials By Computer”
  • “Managing Projects”
  • “Time Management”
  • “Choosing Technology”
  • “Financial Projections”
  • “Business Incubation Counseling Services”

Co-Instructor, Course Co-Designer

Noren Institute, San Francisco (twice annually, 1984-1989).

Noren Institute

“Business as Right Livelihood: The Briarpatch Way”

  • “Running A One-Person Business”
  • “Honest Management I: Personnel as if People Matter”
  • “Honest Management II: Growth Management and Right Sizing”
  • “Marketing Without Advertising”
  • “Alternative Ways to Finance Your Business”
  • “Honest Selling”
  • “Honest Consulting”
  • “Fun In Business”

Instructor, Course Designer

McKinnon School of Massage, Oakland, California (1993, 1994).

McKinnon School of Massage
  • “The ABCs of Starting and Running Your Own Healing Arts Business”

Instructor, Course Designer

Center for Business and Democracy, Goddard College (1993).

Goddard College
  • “Starting a Values-Focused Business” 
  • “Values-Focused Management”

Instructor, Course Designer

 Writers Connection, Mountain View, California (1992).

  • “Do What You Love, & Still Pay the Bills: Running a One-Person Writing Business”


Heald Business College, San Francisco (1992).

Heald Collgeg
  • “Introduction to Microcomputers”
  • “Basic Computer Keyboarding”

Instructor, Course Designer

Center for Good Work, San Francisco (1990).

  • “Breaking Through to Good Work”
  • “Building Support For Right Livelihood”
  •  “Running a One-Person Business”
Finger pointing mindfulness. Don't mistake the finger for the moon.

Instructor, Course Designer

 Western Alliance of Arts Administrators (1990).

Logo Western Arts Alliance - Umbrella of Western Alliance of Arts Admins Foundation
  • “Grassroots Marketing”

Instructor, Course Designer

Workshop tour of Sweden sponsored by Narings Liv, Stockholm, Karlstadt; Institute Fortagsütveckling, Tröllhaten; and Kürsbyn Körpberget, Kramförs (1984).

“Threading the Eye of the Needle: New Ways of Doing Business” 

  • “New Ways Of Doing Business”
  • “Honest Management”
  • “The Impact Of Computers On Small Business”
  • “Business Networks”

Academic Teaching Experience

Associate Professor

Master of Arts in Business program sponsored by the School for Transformative Learning, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, (1993-1997).

As primary instructor

  • “Using the On-line Classroom: Computer Mediated Adult Learning”
  • “Adult Learning: The Art and Science of Transformation”
  • “Communication: Diversity, Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Facilitation”
  • “Starting and Running a Small Business”
  • “Management and Organization Theory: A Global Perspective”
  • “Leadership and Organizational Transformation”
  • “Systems Thinking in Management and Organizations”
  • “Live Your Values and Still Pay the Bills”
  • “Career Choices: Marketing Your Master of Arts in Business”
  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empowerment and Creativity in Business”

As cohort leader (facilitation and learning integration)

  • “Systems Thinking in Management and Organizations”
  • “Learning Organizations and Organizational Learning.”
  • “Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs”
  • “Economics, Business, and Society: The Ecology of Commerce”
  • “Marketing: From Consumerism to Community Service”
  • “Information Payoff: Technology and Information Management”
  • “Qualitative Research Methods: From Observation to Empowerment Evaluation”
  • “Quantitative Research Methods: Statistical Analysis for Strategic Intent”
  • “Planning and Strategic Thinking: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”
  • “Using a Ropes Course to Launch a Learning Community”
  • “Environmental Management: The Natural Step™”
  • “Human Resource Development: A Systems Approach”
  • “Final Exam: Mindful Self-Grading Through Self-Reflection and 360 Degree Feedback”
  • “Project Demonstrating Mastery (a culminating project producing activities and/or artifacts equivalent to the scope and gravitas of the traditional master’s level thesis, but not limmited to the written word.)

Adjunct Faculty

Holy Names  University (nee Holy Names College), Orinda, California (1997).

Holy Names Univeristy
  • “Corporate Policy and Ethics” 

Environmental Education program, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona (1997).

Prescott College
  • “Starting and Running a Small Environmental Education Business” (supervision of independent study) 

New College of California (1985-1986).

New College of California

“Computer Skills Training for Faculty, Staff, and Students” 

  • “Introduction to Microcomputers, with hands-on lab”
  • “Computer Applications for the Small-Time Operator”
  • “Basic Computer Literacy”
  • “Introduction to Word processing on the Prime Minicomputer”


Joint summer session of the Master of International Business (MBA) program at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées and the Master of Business Administration program at University of Bristol, UK (held on UC Berkeley Campus, 1995).

  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empowerment and Creativity in Business”

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle (1973-1975)

  • “Introduction to Statistics”
  • “Animal Learning Laboratory”
  • “Human Performance Laboratory” 

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Psychology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (1970-1972).

  • “Seminar in Behavior Modification”
  • “Physiological Psychology”
  • “General Psychology”

Advisor, Teacher, or Administrator

Graduate, Post Graduate, and Private Business Education Programs for which I have acted as ConsultantAdvisor, Teacher, or Administrator.

  • Center for Professional Education, University of Phoenix Online Campus
  • Healthforum Fellowship Programs, American Hospital Association
  • Health Sciences Simulation Center, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California
  • Kaos Pilots University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Master of Arts in Business, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • Committee to Develop a Business Masters, New College of California, San Francisco
  • Master of Business Administration, Holy Names College, Orinda, California
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Bristol, UK
  • Master of International Business (MBA), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées, Paris
  • Noren Institute, San Francisco
  • Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco
  • Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco
  • The New Business Academy, Dartington, Devon, England