Conference Speakers - Academic


Academic Speakers



Joseph Aranyosi
Joseph Aranyosi is the Director of Curriculum Development at Career Education Corporation, where he has worked for the past 14 years.  He has a MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University and a BA in Psychology, Art History, and Studio Art from the University of Richmond.  Previous roles include Academic Dean and Visual Communication Program Chair at Gibbs College in Boston and Support Director at Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.


Trent Bartholomew
Trent Bartholomew is the Director of Faculty Development at Career Education Corporation, where he has worked for the past 19 years.  He has a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from American InterContinental University and a BA in English and Education from California State University – Long Beach.  Previous roles include Director of Education at Sanford-Brown College in Landover, MD and General Education Program Chair at Brooks College in Long Beach, CA.


Dr. George Blount
Dr. George Blount currently serves as the executive Vice President of Global Business Institute and President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Career Institute. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University in Sociology, a Master Degree from Bank Street College of Education in Supervision and Administration and a Doctorate in theology from Eastern Bible Seminary.
Dr. Blount has served as an ACICS evaluator, workshop presenter, and a member of the board of directors including serving as a chair of the council on post-secondary accreditation. Also, he is currently a member of the ACICS review board. Over the course of his career Dr. Blount has been a school teacher, college professor and a high school principal. Dr. Blount also sits on several boards of directors. He currently hosts a cable television show entitled, “Blount & Co,” which can be seen every Monday night at 9:00pm on Channel 51 in Jersey City, New Jersey. 


Jeanne Herrmann
Jeanne Herrmann is the Chief Operating Officer for the Globe Education Network which includes: Globe University, Minnesota School of Business, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Institute of Production and Recording and Broadview University.  Ms. Herrmann has worked in the proprietary education sector since 1991. 
Ms. Herrmann is a commissioner for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) where she sits on the board of directors.  She is the past chair of the board for the Minnesota Career College Association (MCCA) and is very active with state legislative efforts.  Ms. Herrmann sits on the Minnesota Higher Education Advisory Council (HEAC), Minnesota P – 20 Partnership, and the Minnesota Longitudinal Data Study committee.  She has been active as an evaluator for ACICS since 1998 as well as active on the Association for Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) State Affairs Coordinating Council and Federal Legislative committee.  Ms. Herrmann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University and a Masters in Business Administration conferred through Minnesota School of Business.


Dr. David Hyslop
Dr. Hyslop currently serves as a Professor of Business Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.  He has served at BGSU as a faculty member and administrator for over 25 years, with previous teaching experience at several other universities.
He has earned a bachelor degree in business administration, an MBA in Human Resource Management, and a Ph.D. in Business Education from Michigan State University. 
Dr. Hyslop has served ACICS and other accrediting agencies in a number of capacities.  For ACICS, he has significant experience as an evaluator, workshop presenter, and member of the board of directors, including serving as chair in 2005.


Dr. Kimberley Jones
Dr. Jones earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Alma College, Michigan. Her Master of Music degree is from the College of Fine Arts at The Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Jones has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Comparative Arts (Interdisciplinary Arts) from the College of Fine Arts at The Ohio University with majors in Art History and Theatre History with a minor in Aesthetics.
She has worked in the institution of higher learning for over twenty-five years serving as faculty and/or administrator. In addition to teaching and re-designing a variety of General Education courses, Dr. Jones is currently the Program Chair for General Education at Westwood College - Annandale Campus, Virginia.


Dr. Glenn Mack
Dr. Mack is an educational leader and education assessment specialist, currently serving as President of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta. He boasts an extensive background in education, publication, and research on proprietary education and serves as an accreditation evaluator for ACICS and ACFEF. Dr. Mack also worked for many years with The University of Texas at Austin and TIME Magazine in Moscow and New York. Dr. Mack serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and chairs their Food History Committee. He is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation and Association for Career and Technical Education. Dr. Mack earned an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University, a MA from Columbia University, and a BA from The University of Texas at Austin.

 Mitchell Peterson

Dr. Mitchell Peterson
Dr. Peterson is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Globe University and Minnesota School of Business in Woodbury, MN. In his current role, Mitchell is responsible for research and analysis related to student success and institutional effectiveness, as well as providing support in the institutional effectiveness planning process to all Globe University and Minnesota School of Business campuses. Mitchell holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL) and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN). Mitchell has held a variety of roles in education, including work in student learning outcomes assessment, training evaluation for the Department of Defense, and teaching courses in psychology, research methods, organizational behavior, and human resources.


Janet Sabri
Janet Sabri is the Vice President of Academic Support Services for CEC with responsibility for providing national coordination of the academic support services offered throughout the CEC system.  This includes oversight of academic policies and procedures, registration, records management and data integrity.

She works closesly with IT, Student Finance and Regulatory Operations to ensure academic processes are in alignment with state and regulatroy requirements and meet generally accepted post-secondary education standards.


James Wilde
James Wilde is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment for the Brown Mackie College system.  He is the chief conceptual architect of the BMC Institutional Effectiveness Dashboard, and oversees its continued development and use at the college and system level. He has worked in higher education and adult training for 29 years, across all sectors of the industry: public, private; non-profit and for-profit; regionally and nationally accredited institutions at the 2 year, 4 year, and graduate levels.