Areas of Expertise
contracts, employment law, labor law, landlord/tenant law, discrimination, small business law
J.D, Law, University of Florida, 1973
B.S.B.A., Business Administration, University of Florida, 1969
U.S. Army War College, 1993
I suspect this section was designed to enable each of us (professors) to list our accomplishments, but I have trouble looking into a mirror and getting an unbiased view of myself. I could list the fact that I have been here at UNF longer than your parents have been alive, or that I am retired from the military, or that I have practiced law (and still do) in Jacksonville for a long time, but I would prefer that you to evaluate me in a different manner. I once inquired of a student the characteristics of a good teacher and her response surprised me. She stated that she could differentiate a good teacher from a poor one after five minutes in a class. She stated the most important factor in the quality of a teacher is whether or not the teacher cared about teaching. I think that I still care. Remember the "mirror" which I spoke of earlier if so I suggest you ask others (previous students) if I really do. I believe that a subject can be both interesting and educational. I believe that the most important experiences you have at UNF may happen outside the classroom. I believe you can accomplish whatever you really want to accomplish. I believe we we have too many smart people in the world and too few good people. I believe that our backgrounds and circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. I believe your time at UNF like your time on earth is a journey. Enjoy the trip don't focus only on the objective or you will miss the best part. I believe it is most important to strive to be a good man and a great father. I suggest you forget everything you just read.
This section is optional so I have decided to omit it. The same applies to the next several sections. No offense is intended. On most days my son thinks he has a great dad. There is no higher award or critical a judge.