I am finally able to publish my PhD dissertation on my website. I have included the abstract, a pdf of the full dissertation and a pdf of the presentation that I made to my committee on June 26 2014, in defense of my dissertation.
I actually started my PhD at Arizona State in 1992! I did one year and then started Skill Technologies and then AMM. So life got in the way and I had to put it on hold. Then in 2005 I began consulting for TPI and was able to start it back up again. The classes I took in the 90’s wouldn’t transfer back into my new program, so basically I started again from scratch. I have kept it going initially full-time and then part-time in the last several years. I had to have it finished by end of 2014 or time would have run out. Ten years is the max time allowed for a PhD. My graduation ceremony is December 15th and I am really looking forward to it. Anyway I got it done so here it is.