Clayton Lifto

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Professor Clayton G. Lifto

Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Ofc: 319-398-5416

Email: CLifto@kirkwood.edu

Web: http://www.kirkwood.edu/faculty/clifto





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

Instructor

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



Publications


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



Consulting


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








Title




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




Decisions!




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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