The Ontos Companies
CEO / President, 2013 - present
Identifies business opportunities and builds companies around solutions to challenges in multiple areas, including psychological diagnosis and virtual reality.
University of Central Florida
Adjunct Faculty: Psychology, 2000 - 2002
Taught the following classes (undergraduate unless otherwise noted):
--Intro. to Child, Adolescent, & Family Therapies (clinical masters degree students)
--Research Methods in Psychology
--Laboratory in Advanced Research Methods
--Basic Learning Processes
--Sleep and Dreams (3 sections)
--Psychology of Religion
Lutheran Medical Center
Predoctoral Intern in Psychology, 1996 - 1997
At the Sunset Terrace outpatient mental health clinic, provided individual and group psychotherapy, and assessment/testing services, to a multicultural population of inner-city clients in one of the largest outpatient mental health clinics in New York City, over 40 hours weekly. Fulfilled specialty placements in multicultural psychology research, and in treatment of adolescent sex offenders and their families.
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Predoctoral Intern in Psychology, 1994 - 1995
Provided individual, group, and family psychotherapy, assessment, and testing services to a multicultural population of inner-city inpatients in the psychiatric hospital of last resort for Manhattan, over 40 hours weekly. Fulfilled specialty placement in treatment of dissociative identity disorder (more popularly known as "multiple personality disorder").
New York University
Adjunct Faculty: Counseling, Statistics, 1989 - 1996
--"Individual Counseling Practice I" (14 sections, masters degree students); this course involves teaching basic counseling skills in an audiovisual laboratory setting.
--Taught "Basic Statistics I" (4 sections) and "Basic Statistics II" (8 sections) to doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students.
--"Introduction to Psychology" (undergraduate).
Ogilvy & Mather, Advertising
Senior Office Systems Analyst, 1983 - 1989
Implemented office automation at this, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world at the time. Taught use of office automation software. Developed specialized database systems for various niches within the agency. Developed what is believed to be the first white paper on the potential application of artificial intelligence within the advertising industry
Computer Services Kabushiki Kaisha (CSK)
Marketing Manager, 1982 - 1983
Brokered international exchanges within the IBM second-market equipment. Marketed software developed at the home office of this large Tokyo firm, Conpyutaa Saabisu Kabushiki Kaisha (CSK).
Time Equities, Inc.
Consultant to the Chief Financial Officer, 1981 - 1982
Served as consultant to the CFO, helping this firm to move from paper- to computer-based record keeping and reporting.
Professional Services Group, Inc.
Director of Research, 2000 - 2008
As director of research at PSG, I served as principal investigator on several projects funded by various agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense:
• Psychiatric Screen: Conducted item development and validation research with 600+ participants to develop a 5-scale screen for major psychiatric disorders.
• Attentional Enhancement: Developed specifications to use neurofeedback technology to enhance normal human attentional capacity.
• Cognitive Assessment: Developed specifications for a screen to assess cognitive dysfunction among personnel in the field.
• Adaptive Aircraft Display: Developed specifications for an aviation pilot display incorporating fuzzy signal detection technology.
• Job Simulation: Developed the technical specifications for a computer simulation for use in assessment for personnel selection.
Counselor and Adjunct Faculty, 1989 - 1990
Counseling Center, Sept.-May: Provided psychotherapy to undergraduate students.
Psychology Department, June-August: Taught masters degree and undergraduate students:
--"Trans-Cultural Perspectives in Psychology"
--"Psychology of Religion"
Adjunct Faculty, 1999 - 2001
--"Multicultural Counseling Skills for Pastoral Settings" (2 sections; doctoral and masters degree students).
--"Essential Counseling Skills for Pastoral Settings" (masters degree students).
Psychology Career Consultant, 1986 - 2000
Mentored psychology doctoral students regarding dissertation research and internship applications.