Gene Ziegler, PhD.




IT Professional





Jan 2000 – Present

(8+ years)





Oct 2005 – May 2006

(8 months)

Independent Online Learning Consulting and Entrepreneur

See Consulting Client list. Projects last from one day to several years and often overlap other activities.




American Sentinel University – VP for Academic Affairs

Faculty and curriculum development, IT planning.


Jan  2002 – Dec 2003

(2 years)

The American Graduate School of Management - Dean

This new online business school located in Nashville, TN was funded by Vanderbilt Venture funding. I was part of the original founding team.


Apr 2001 – Jan 2002

(9 months)

Corpedia Education - Chief Learning Officer

Designed curriculum, managed course production staff, supported corporate sales activity, and negotiated contracts for this Phoenix producer of online training and education courseware.


Jan 2000 – Mar 2001

(1+ years)



Sep 1999 – Jan 2000

(4 months)



Global Minds, the eLearning Partner of Thunderbird Intl School – Strategic Consultant, Business Development Officer

This startup was an attempt to commercialize Thunderbird courseware.


Cornell Office of Distance Learning

Co-founder, Acting Program Director




Sep 2011 – Aug 2013

(2 years)



Jul 2006 – Oct 2008

(2+ years)




Aug 1980 – Sep 1999

(19+ years)

American Sentinel University - Faculty and General Education Chair

Managed General Education Faculty and supervised curriculum development.


Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Management - Director of Information Technology

Managed a staff of 25 web developer, instructional designers, and media specialists in support of online courses and the Online MBA Program.


Cornell’s Johnson School of Management - Chief Technology Officer - Chief Information Officer, Director of Computing Services, MIS Instructor

Managed a staff of 15 IT professionals and a two million dollar budget. Responsible for all electronics in two major building projects; a new 40 million dollar business school building, and a 20 million dollar extension of Cornell’s College of Industrial and Labor Relations.


Oct 1977 – Jul 1980

(3 years)

Cornell University - Asst Vice Provost –

Managed central student services, project work in budgeting, financial aid, and affirmative action.


Aug 1970 – Sep 1977

(6 years)




Sep 1968 – Jul 1970


Sep 1966 – Sep 1968


Oct 1964 – Jun 1966


Feb 1957 – Feb 1960


Colgate University - Asst Prof. of Geography and Computer Science

Director of Academic Computing Center (2 years)

Taught programming languages, social science research, and statistical programming (see Teaching Experience page below).


Centre County Regional Planning Commission – Planning Advisor


Erie Technological Products –Industrial Engineer


Mack Trucks – Industrial Engineer


US Army – Missile Electronics Specialist


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