Dr. Mitchell L. Springer has extensive theoretical and practical experience based in the defense industry and subsequently higher education spanning four disciplines: software engineering, systems engineering, program management, and human resources. He possesses a significant strength in pattern recognition, analyzing and improving organizational systems, with expertise in program/project management, organizational restructuring, change management, negotiation, and mediation processes. He is internationally recognized and has contributed to scholarship in more than four hundred books, articles, presentations, editorials, and reviews. Dr. Springer is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including local, regional, and national acknowledgment for leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He is the past president of the Indiana Council for Continuing Education as well as the past chair of the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He serves as a division delegate to the ASEE Commission on DEI. He sits on university and community boards and advisory committees. Dr. Springer is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP), in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and in civil and domestic mediation.