Dr. Gladius Lewis
“The University of London, England; graduated with B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 1972.
“The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England; graduated with Ph.D. (Metallurgy and Materials Science) in 1976.
“December 1976 to November 1983: Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Universities of Zambia and Zimbabwe
“December 1983 to December 1986: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
“January 1987 to August 1993: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
“September 1993 to date: Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
Current Research Areas
Orthopaedic biomaterials; Orthopaedic biomechanics
Two textbooks; 220 articles in archival peer-review journals; 50 presentations at regional, national, and international professional meetings; and 30 reviews of engineering textbooks
Education and Business Experience
Stacey is the Office Manager for Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium. She has worked for her organization for over 11 years. She earned the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium is one of the 6 Mississippi Regional Education Service Agencies. It is a non-profit that provides professional development to teachers and education administrators in South Mississippi. Her expertise is invaluable, and her personality makes her a blessing to be around. She is a proficient organizer and has a strong work ethic. Her professional and business acumen give her the ability to offer ideas and insights that will help us build our grass roots organization around issues important issues in the education community. As a new organization to the region, we certainly appreciate her southern hospitality. She is a strong supporter of 21 Century Education and shares the Seedtime Multilingual vision for improving student engagement in foreign language and cultural awareness.
Southern Hospitality: As a native of Mississippi, Stacey was happy to share with us a little bit about her personal life. “I have one beautiful daughter, who is also a University of Southern Mississippi graduate. I help my dad manage his fruit orchard and Pineywoods’ cattle on the weekends at his farm. In my free time, I enjoy a few of my favorite things: fishing, photography, hiking, running, and swimming.”
Chris Barnoud is retired as a chemical engineer, operations manager, and business executive in specialty chemical manufacturing.
Chris is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Chimie Paris Tech (previously École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris) and has a Master of Business Administration – Finance from the University of Memphis.
Chris worked for thirty years at Buckman in Memphis, where he started as a process engineer, held various production and engineering positions before being promoted to Vice President – Operations for Buckman International, reporting to the company’s CEO for all safety and environmental matters, all engineering functions and as a global team leader for various manufacturing and supply chain initiatives. He was also a product manager for PMC Biogenix, facility manager for Studsvik, and a faculty member in charge of renewable energies and biofuels at Mid-South Community College, all in the greater Memphis area.
Chris is still active as an assistant to municipal elected officials, as a team member of the Green Church initiative in his diocese, and in the steering council of his parish with specific missions in strategic planning and communication.
Chris is fluent in both English and French and currently resides, works, and volunteers in Grenoble, France.
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Aki Moritani – Japanese teacher and Teacher Mentor
Seedtime Multilingual, Inc., partner: My journey as a Japanese teacher began during an internship as a Japanese teacher’s assistant at Sand Lake elementary school, Alaska USA (2008-2009). This challenging experience ignited a passion within me for teaching, which led me to study further after the internship. While working full-time, I obtained the following National Teaching Certifications: English (2012), and Cambridge University CELTA (2014). I also completed a 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course to start my career as a Japanese teacher. After moving to the UK, I began teaching private Japanese lessons to individuals and groups. I also created my own online Udemy courses from scratch (from beginner-level to advanced-level). I also worked for a popular online Japanese learning website, Nihongo Master. (2016- 2017), creating lessons and answering customers questions. Recently I have launched a brand new Japanese language website called JAPANASU. I put all my experience into the website. My aim is for people to learn Japanese language in a simple and visually fun way. Also, they can learn about Japanese culture there. I will continue to mentor Toni Stillman in her professional development. In collaboration with the Seedtime Multilingual mission, my teaching journey continues.
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Teacher, Teacher Mentor, or Industry Professional