Mentor List

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally, Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.I.A.

Dr. Ally received his F.A.I.A. in England (the equivalent of CPA/CMA), He earned his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Adelphi University in New York,; and his Ph.D. in Administration and Management from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Ally has EXECUTIVE LEVEL MULTINATIONAL experiences in Manufacturing, Accounting, Finance, Management, Administration, Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Education, and Government. His EXECUTIVE LEVEL Multinational experiences are from the following Businesses: Electronics, Apparel, Printing & Packaging, Insurance, Financing, Lotteries, Oil, Pharmaceuticals, Sugar, Rice, Rum, Fisheries, Spices, Gold, and Diamonds. Dr. Ally was born in GUYANA, South America. He was the Founding Deputy Chairman of the Kuru Kuru Co-Operative College, in Guyana and a FINANCIAL CONSULTANT to the GUYANA GOVERNMENT. Currently he is PRESIDENT and CEO of INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES; Adjunct PROFESSOR of ACCOUNTING and MANAGEMENT at East Stroudsburg University (PA); Warren College (NJ); DeSALES University MBA Program (PA); Chairman & Faculty Mentor at Greenleaf University for Masters & Ph.D. Degrees (FL); & Aspen University for Bachelors and Masters Degrees (CO). He also served as an IRS Revenue Agent in New York. Other activities Dr. Ally is involved in include Past District Governor for Lions International, District 20-K2; a Past Club Vice President for Jaycees International; and a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) from Toastmasters International. He has visited 69 countries to date. Dr. Ally is an American Citizen for 25 years, with 17 years as a NEW YORKER. Among other awards, HE is the 1994 recipient of the USA’S “MEDAL OF FREEDOM” from the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle and DR. ALLY was a 1996 USA Presidential Elections Campaign Advisor to Senator BOB DOLE for NEW YORK.

Dr. Norman Pearson, Ph.D., D.B.A., Ph.D.(Mgt.)

President of Greenleaf University, was professionally, originally trained at the University of Durham, UK, as a Town and Country Planner. After aircrew service with the Royal Air Force in the Korean War, he has had two parallel careers: one in academic life and one as a consultant. He has published 15 books and about 200 papers in refereed journals and chapters in books. In his planning career he was Director of Planning with the then Hamilton-Wentworth Planning Board, and Commissioner of Planning for the new City of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. In 1962, he became President of Norman Pearson & Associates Limited, International Planning Management Consultants. As such he has had experience in the coal industry, natural resources development, redevelopment of industrial cities, including work on the Toronto-Centred Regional Plan, new towns such as Brampton-Bramalea (Ontario) and a wide range of issues. He was founder of the School of Rural Planning at the University of Guelph, Canada. In his academic career, after a series of appointments at Waterloo Lutheran University, the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario, and serving as Chairman and Director of the Centre for Resources Development, University of Guelph; with extensive experience in distance-learning, he served in the School of Business at Capella University and was for seven years Director of the Administratio/Management Division at Walden University. He served as President of Colorado-Canada Pacific Western University, President of the International Institute for Advanced Studies, President of Greenwich University, President of the International University for Advanced Studies, and in 2003 was appointed President for Life at Greenleaf University. He has many professional and academic awards for distinguished service. His biography can be found in such reference works as WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD, WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, and CANADIAN WHO'S WHO. He founded The Bruce Trail, Canada's Appalachian Trail, along the Niagara Escarpment. He holds the Bronze medal of the Royal Town Planning Institute, UK, for research. His PhD is from the International Institute for Advanced Studies for research on pipelines and agriculture. His DBA is from Colorado-Canada Pacific Western University for research on Federal-Provincial Resources Development Agreements in Canada. His PhD in Management is from the California University for Advanced Studies for research on the history of urban and regional management and the challenge of modernizing the 19th Century industrial cities. His works are archived in the Lambda Alpha collection at Cornell University (NY) and also in the IBC collection at Manchester University (UK). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the International University Foundation for services in ecological and environmental planning. Dr. Pearson holds the Ph.D. from the International Institute for Advanced Studies; a D.B.A. from Canada-Colorado Pacific Western University; and a Ph.D. in Management from the California University for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Melvin B. deGuzman, Ph.D.

Dr. deGuzman earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in administration and management at Walden University in 1997. He also earned masters degrees from Central Michigan University in 1981 and the University of Baltimore in 1980. Dr. deGuzman is the founder and President of Systems Management International (SMI), a professional services company dedicated to the development and growth of workers and organizations. Prior to forming SMI, he held various senior management positions within the Department of Defense. His professional and academic background is in organization development, workforce diversity, project management, and systems integration. He is a Certified Systems Professional and a Certified Office Automation Professional. Dr. deGuzman also received Vice President Gore's National Performance Review Hammer Award in 1996. Since 1982, Dr. deGuzmßn has designed and conducted undergraduate and graduate courses, and professional seminars in leadership development, strategic planning, process re-engineering, project and team management, systems integration, and database and networking technologies. He has received a Faculty Excellence Award in 1994, and is also a featured speaker in leadership, management and technical conferences. Dr. deGuzman is a faculty associate with the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Thomas Driver, Ph.D.

Dr Driver earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in administration and management at Walden University in 1998. He holds two Master degrees, an MPA in Health Services Administration, Golden Gate University and an MAR from Liberty University. He is completing a DMIN degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. Dr Driver is an active duty Naval Officer, with 15 years of service assigned as Head, Patient Administration, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA. As pastor of evangelism, Dr. Thomas conducts workshops on conflict resolution, evangelism, racial reconciliation, time management, and organizational behavior. Dr. Driver also teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level for City University, Northwest College and the University of Phoenix-Online,teaching courses in Health Care Administration and public Administration.

Dr. Douglas Jackson McCready, Ph.D.

Dr. McCready graduated from the University of Windsor, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Alberta. His degrees are in economics and political science. Since 1969, he has served as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. McCready’s specialization is in intergovernmental fiscal relations and he has done studies for the Canadian government and served on the U.S. National Tax Foundation Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Committee. He has served on the editorial boards of seven academic journals and the management boards of the International Institute of Public Finance and the Canadian Health Economics Research Association. He is currently book review editor for the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Dr. McCready is listed in Who’s Who in Canada. He is the author of The Canadian Public Sector (Toronto: Butterworths, 1984) and several other monographs and many journal articles. As an academic, besides teaching economics (public finance, health economics, the economics of education, evaluation methods including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness techniques, not-for-profit enterprises, and demographics), Dr. McCready has taught in the field of business administration (finance, organizational behavior, evaluation, and costing) and social work (financial administration). Dr. McCready has also taught at the Ontario Police College in the level three administration program.

Dr. McCready has written a weekly newspaper column and a monthly magazine column on business and the economy. Since 1969 he has worked with adult learners in the classroom, through TV courses, through distance education programs and has mentored students or been on masters or doctoral committees for students at several Universities including Walden, The Graduate School of America, and Nova. ICQ : 12511873

Dr. Roger J. Shields, Ph.D., PMP

Broad Educational Background
B.T. – Construction Management, Washington University, 1979
M.B.A. – Southern Illinois University, 1992
Ph.D. in Management – Greenleaf University, 2004
PMP – Project Management Institute
Myers-Briggs Profile
Over 35 years of experience in operations management, project management, construction management, program management, and civil engineering design. Successfully completed infrastructure and vertical construction projects in both the public and private sectors.
Successfully led teams that designed and built roadways; bridges; wastewater and stormwater improvements; parks and buildings.
Managed departments responsible for the maintenance and repair of facilities.
Developed and presented technical and management seminars to public agencies and private companies throughout the United States and abroad.

Fred B. Wiegman, Ph.D.

Dr. Wiegman received his B.S. from Eastern Michigan University, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His specialty is systems research, and he has been working in both the professions and in academia for several decades. He is the past Director and Owner of REACH Institute, and has served as the Dean of Administration for Keller Graduate School of Management, Chief Executive Officer for the Chicago Specialty Hospital and Medical Center, Chairman of the School of Education for Lewis University, and the Director of Administrative and Management Development for Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Wiegman also has served as a doctoral advisor for over twenty-five school systems. He has extensive experience in adult non-traditional education, and an in-depth background in administration and management of schools, universities, and hospitals.