Who has influenced you most in life?
My wife of nearly forty years. Mary has always given me the most sage and loving advice, supporting me in every important decision in life from completing a dissertation to charting a new career as a professor of practice, a dream come true.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
Came from my dear friend and colleague, Lance Green. Listen with care and attention to the person in front of you, hear what he or she is actually saying. You will not only learn something vital about him or her, but also about yourself.
What's the first career you dreamed of having as a child?
I wanted to be a big league catcher, but I couldn't hit the curveball.