Thomas G. Swenson, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in management from the University of Oregon. His career has deviated from the traditional academic career. He has taught traditional aged and adult students, active U.S. and foreign military, government officials from Commonwealth, Central Asian and South Asian countries, members of royal families and top government officials on the Arabian Peninsula, and business executives from various countries. He has guided the founding of English language centers and universities in foreign countries, and created his own startup apparel company in Vietnam. His career has had transitions driven by curiosity and inspired by the unknown in searching for the next unique challenge.