Clayton Lifto

Freelance Russian Translator & Writer

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Curriculum Vitae

Professor Clayton G. Lifto

Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Ofc: 319-398-5416



Current Assignment

1982-Present Kirkwood Community College

Tenured Professor, Business & Information Technologies

Teaching: Business, Management, Business Computer Applications, and related courses and seminars

Previous Educational Assignments

1979-1982 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Supervisor/ Economic Development

Led Economic Development efforts for 3-county area
Developed first off­-campus career ed programs in Wisconsin

1972-1974 USAF School of Applied Cryptologic Services


Voice Intercept (Russian, German)
Electronic Warfare
Communications Intelligence Analysis

1982-1993 US Army Intelligence & Security Command

Senior Instructor/ Course Manager (Summers)

Voice Intercept (Russian, German)
Electronic Warfare
Communications Intelligence Analysis

Educational Background

AA Business Management, University of Maryland, 1977 (4.0 GPA)

BS Business Management, University of Maryland, 1977 (4.0 GPA)

Graduate Studies

Bethel Theological Seminary
University of Wisconsin
Iowa State University
University of Iowa (Post-Graduate studies)
Andersonville Theological Seminary (MCE 2011)
Ashford University (Masters in Global Management 2012, in progress)
Andersonville Theological Seminary (DCE 2012, in progress)

Defense Language Institute, Russian (Graduate with Honors)

Defense Language Institute, German (Honor Graduate)

Defense Language Institute, Advanced Russian (Honor Graduate)

Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Graduate with Honors)

Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Graduate with Honors)

Officers Cryptologic Course (Graduate with Honors)

US Air Force School of Applied Cryptologic Sciences (Honor Graduate)

Electronic Warfare School (Honor Graduate)

Tactical Electronic Intelligence Reporting (Honor Graduate)

Air Force Security Service Instructor School (Honor Graduate)

Business Experiences

1984-1987 President, CEO, JPW Enterprises (Construction, Dunn & Bradstreet listed)

1977-1982 President, CEO, Red Wing Area Investment company

1979-1982 President, CEO, North American Management & Investment Co.

1970-1971 Investigator, William J. Burns International Detective Agency

1969-1971 Data Processing, Honeywell Aerospace, Inc. (FORTRAN & COBOLT)

Professional Memberships

Disabled American Veterans (Wounded Vietnam, no compensation accepted)

St. Croix Valley Employers Assoc. (Founder, President)

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

American Management Association

Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce (Human Resources Committee)

Business Professionals of America (District/Regional K-12 & College judge)

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Professional Meetings Attended

League of Innovation (several trips)

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) (selected “Top 10 Picks”, 1986)

Papers Presented, Presentations

“Computers in Business Education” (Innovation Conclave, Colorado 1991)

Seminar on Evangelism, European Bible Congress 1977


“Soviet Field Radio Cryptography” (NSA 1977) (Reviewed by U.S. Senate Intelligence Review Committee)


Ford Aerospace (1983)

US Army Soviet Electronic Warfare Testing (1985)

C3 Intelligence Exercise Evaluator (Wash., D.C.) (1986)

Grant Reviewer for Academy for Educational Development (Former Soviet Union) (2001-2003)

Textbook Reviewer

Houghton-Mifflin Co.
McGraw-Hill Irwin Co.
Southwest Publishers

Professional Growth Activities

Continuing Education in business computer application courses, Kirkwood Community College

Attendance at seminars and workshops

Technology Conference, League of Innovation, 2003

Community College Workshop, 2003

Spanish language training

Post Graduate studies University of Iowa

Additional Graduate studies Ashford Universityi

Graduate/Post Graduate studies Andersonville Theological Seminary

External Training/Seminars Presented

Using Your Giftedness (2003, Red Wing MN),

Marriage Seminar Omaha,

European Bible Congress 1977
Computer Innovations in the Classroom (Conclave 1988)

Marriage and Family Seminar, Donetsk, Ukraine (1993)

Water & Hygiene in Developing Nations, Starobeshovo, Ukraine (2003)

Professional Presentations, Speeches

Keynote Speaker, Honor Graduate ceremony, Kirkwood Community College,

Attached List of motivational speeches and presentations

Institutional Services Performed

Business Department website development

Curriculum and Instruction Committee (several years)

Business Professionals of America (District/Regional K-12 & College judge)

Sponsor/Advisor, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Sponsor/Advisor, The Core (student organization)

Sponsor/Advisor, Friends of Internationals (student organization)

Recognition and honors

NISOD “Top Ten Picks” (1991)

Kirkwood Difference Award (2002)

Medal for Peace (Russian-Ukrainian Afghanistan War Veterans (2000) (Awarded for humanitarian aid projects to Ukraine 1993-2000)

Military Awards

National Defense Medal (2 awards)
Army Reserves Medal
Army Commendation Medal (2 awards)
Army Achievement Medal (2 awards)
Good Conduct Medal (3 awards)
Vietnam Era Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal (3 awards)
Purple Heart
Foreign Service Medal (4 awards)
Army Non-Commissioned Officer Medal (3 awards)
Meritorious Unit Citation
National Gallantry Cross

Professionally related community/international activities

Volunteer server, local Salvation Army

Established Family Center for humanitarian aid and education, Starobeshovo, Ukraine

Marriage & family counseling (gratis), Mt. Vernon/Lisbon, Iowa

Pre-marital counseling, wedding ceremonies for Kirkwood students

Court Translator/Interpreter, Municipal, Superior, County Courts, Cedar Rapids, IA

Interpreter/Interrogator, Police Departments of Cedar Rapids, Marion, & Hiawatha, Iowa

Sponsor for international students

Motivational Speeches and Presentations by Clay Lifto


Confronting the Goliaths of Life: Getting Ready!

Confronting the Goliaths of Life: Getting Sidetracked!

Confronting the Goliaths of Life: The Real Objectives!

Who is Your Hero?

Tough Luck, We’ll Pray For You!

Where There Is (No) Vision

To the Women

Where There Is (No) Vision

How to Pick A King

Confronting the Goliaths of Life: The Real Objectives!

Junky Teaching and Worthless Objectives Part 1

The Preparation of Contenders!

Junky Teaching and Worthless Objectives Part 2

How to Climb Aboard a Moving Train!

Houses, Cars, Boats, Campers, Cable TV, Restaurants, Shoes and Sacrifice (Balanced Life)

Winning the Computer Generation With a Model A Mentality

My Mom

A Place For Everyone

Still Persecuted

All That Glitters is Not Gold

Boys: Afraid Of Growing Up! Take Home To Hubby Series

Where Do We go From Here?

Putting On a Heart Of Compassion

Compassion, Not Sacrifice

Corporal Punishment and Weak Parents…

Dating, Courtship, and the Mess We Get Ourselves Into

Youth Is Wasted On the Young-Not

Where There Is (No) Vision: It's Time to Grow Up!

Daring to Dream Again

There's a Song In the Air!

Afraid of the Dark

Finding Significance in Life

Forgive Them

The Search For Happiness (Part I of II)

The Search For Happiness (Part II of II)

Who Gets the Crumbs?

Getting Back On Track

Getting Ready For The Holidays!

Getting the Boss To Work

Guns, Pacifism, and Soldiering

Where Did He Come From?

What A Deal I've Got For You!

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Homosexuality: Diversity, Understanding, Tolerance, Acceptance - the Sequence of Destruction (Gay Rights)

In Search of Ordinary Heroes

Independence Day

The Promise!

It Is Finished

A Vision For My Life: Opening My Eyes

An Uncanny Parallel

The Greatest Transformer of Them All

The Thomas In Each Of Us

When Is Your Season?

Free At Last


Like a Mighty Army!

A Passion for the Lost

What Are You Looking For?

There's a Song In the Air!

Everyone Is Invited

What Should You Do When You Don't Fit?

How Do You Plead?

Christmastime: ******* or Exasperation!

Christmas Is a Special Time

Ukraine Report

The Signs of the Times

Memorial Day Service - Lisbon Cemetery

Divorce and Remarriage: Resurrection From Tragedy Part II

Just An Ordinary Guy

What Is The Passion Of Your Heart?

How to Shop for Christmas

Let's Get Started!

Divorce and Remarriage: Resurrection From Tragedy Part I

Strong In the Midst of Inadequacies

How Much Bruising Can You Take?

Fake Lovers: We Know Who You Are!

Motives For Giving

Hey, Look At Me!

When the Storm Hits

Primer on Richness

Better Than Social Security - the ultimate security system

Treasure a Good Friend

The Rod and Reproof

Treasure - An Easier Way To Get Rich

Who Is In Charge In Your Family?

Time Bums

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

If Wishes Were Horses

Looking For a Few Good Men - a search for integrity

Public Schools, Christian Schools, Home Schools: Sorting Them All Out

The Flickering Flame

Cold Feet In a Cold World

The Edge of Tolerance: What Color Was Jesus?

Dying to Live

Sacrifice: The New Four-Letter Word!

Suffering: Whose Fault It Is It?

The Sanctity of Whose Life? (A treatise on abortion and the right to life)

The Secrets of the Pocketbook!

The Tides of Change!

Tough Guys Finish…

Trace the money and Find the Power!

Turning a New Page in Life

What Love Really Means

Where Do We Stand on Commitment?

Women, Work, and The Movement
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