Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
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Jane Tunesi of Liongam BA (hons.), MSt. (Camb.), MCLIP, DipGen.
Chair of Family History
Jane has over twenty-five years experience in the genealogical and heraldic fields, both in tracing her own family and studying to gain professional qualifications in genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies in Canterbury, Kent, England. After the program, Jane progressed to the Record Agent qualification and is now a graduate member of the Institute, holding the Diploma in Genealogy.
By profession Jane is a Chartered Librarian. Her first degree is B.A. (hons) degree in Librarianship and Information Studies. For sixteen years she was the Assistant Librarian at The College of Arms, the repository for all things heraldic in England. Jane is now a Specialist Administrator and part time lecturer at North Hertfordshire College.
Jane attended St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge where she gained a Master of Studies degree in local and regional history, her dissertation being a study on the impact of the brewing trade on Baldock, Hertfordshire between c.1750 and c.1850.
She has published articles in family history, heraldry and local history journals and also compiled a booklet on the monumental inscriptions at Letchworth and Willian churchyards, which was published by the Hertfordshire Family History Society in 1987. She has also lectured for family and local history societies.
Jane is a member of The Society of Genealogists, The Heraldry Society and various family history societies. She is editor of the journal of the Hertfordshire Family History Society, Hertfordshire People, and serves on the Committee. She is also part of the Congress Committee of The Heraldry Society and has helped to organise heraldic congresses in the UK, in Cambridge (2008) and in York (2010).
John James Tunesi of Liongam, MSc, PG Dip, FSA Scot.
Chair of Genealogy & Palaeography / Assistant Professor
Mr. Tunesi is, by profession, a genealogist and researcher in archives with some twenty five years experience specialising in genealogical research throughout the British Isles and has a wide knowledge of record offices and archives on both a national and local level. He also undertakes research within the archives of the Corporation of the City of London and those of the City’s Livery Companies. He attended Broad Green College, South Croydon, Surrey, Royal Air Force College Cranwell and the University of Strathclyde (PG Dip 2009).
He was a research assistant at the College of Arms in London between 1987 and 1996 and served as Factor to Garter Principal King of Arms (Sir Conrad Swan) 1992 to 1995. During which time he designed the Armorial Bearings of the University of the West of England, Bristol and those of Lord Howe of Aberavon (the former Conservative Cabinet Minister, Sir Geoffrey Howe), Lord Shaw of Northstead and Lord Kingsland amongst many. He is, therefore, able to give advice on heraldry, particularly from a British point of view.
John is a Freeman and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners of the City of London and is a Member of the Court of Assistants of the Company. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Member of the Honourable Artillery Company. John holds the Postgraduate Diploma (in Genealogical Studies) of the University of Strathclyde. The title of his dissertation being: ‘A study of the genealogy of Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, seventh and last Earl Cowper through the sepulchral heraldry displayed on his tomb at the Church of St Mary with St John, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire’ and has recently completed a thesis for the award of the university’s Master of Science degree in Advanced Professional Studies (Genealogy). The title of his thesis being: ‘The Bloody Hand – The Sixth Hereditary Degree: Seventeenth Century Cash for Honours? A study of the social and genealogical connections of the first one hundred Baronets of England 1611 – 1618’.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, as well as being the Honorary Secretary of The Heraldry Society, and also serves on the Society’s Congress Committee. John is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Hertfordshire Family History Society and is the Genealogist to the Council of Scottish Armigerous Clans and Families.
As Head of the Territorial House of Tunesi of Liongam and Heritable Proprietor of the Island of Liongam in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is particularly interested in the heraldry and genealogies of the families that are found along the western seaboard of Scotland. He is also interested in families that hail from the county of Wigtownshire, the home county of many of his ancestors.
John is an Esquire of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and in his spare time serves as an officer in the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, as well as within the second ceremonial sub-unit of the Honourable Artillery Company – the Light Cavalry. He is married to Jane who was the Assistant Librarian at the College of Arms 1987 to 2003.
Henry Zeidan PhD, FACB, HCLD
Dr. Zeidan’s interests in biomedical sciences began in the mid-sixties when he was an undergraduate student in biochemistry at Cairo University. Dr. Zeidan received his Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences “Biochemistry” at The University of Hawaii, School of Medicine in 1979. He did his postdoctoral training in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy at the Medical Center of The University of Illinois, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Zeidan then joined the University of Michigan, the clinical chemistry division at Cleveland State University, as an assistant Professor of physiological chemistry and clinical chemistry. He then joined the biomedical faculty of Atlanta University Graduate School. He served as a major professor for seven graduate students. Two received a Ph.D in Biochemistry under his mentorship. He was promoted to associate professor in 1988. In 1991, he moved to Life University, Basic Sciences Division and was promoted to Professor in 1996.
In 2003, Dr. Zeidan accepted a Position as Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy, and in 2008, he accepted a position as Visiting Professor of Pharmacology at International American University, School of Medicine
Dr. Zeidan held positions as Visiting Professor in Biomedical Sciences, St. Matthew School of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology, International American University, School of Medicine, Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Kuwait University, and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at St. Christophers School of Medicine and is currently teaching a course in DNA and Molecular biology in a M.A. genealogical studies program.
He served as an Educational Mentor at Creighton University, School of Pharmacy, Pharm D Program, Medical educator for Kaplan Inc, Consultant and Professor of Pharmacology for International American University, School of Medicine, invited scholar and consultant to King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology . He received recognitions as outstanding teacher, Smith Kline & French Laboratories faculty award for outstanding faculty and Fulbright Scholar. He acted as a consultant to Cairo University, National Research Center, Cairo and Kuwait University. Dr. Zeidan acted as a clinical Laboratory Director to several Reference Laboratories. Dr. Zeidan is a reviewer for J. Nutrition Research, J of Molecular and cellular biochemistry, Elsiever Publishers, Abstract, brown bag and symposium reviewer for American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Henry is a Fellow of National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Diplomat of American Board of Bioanalysis, and a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists, Diplomate of American Association of Bioanalysis.
LaWanna Lease Blount, BS, MS, PhD, FColT
Dr. Blount developed a bachelors and masters program in genealogical studies at a distant learning university. Previously Dr. Blount taught sociology at Connors State College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, and taught in the graduate program of Human Resource Management at Chapman University, Carlsbad, California. She taught at the Western Australian College of Advanced Education (Edith Cowan University), in Perth, Western Australia where she was also the founder and chair of the Master’s Degree Program in Educational Administration. She was a Research Officer and an Education Officer with the Technical Education Division in Perth, Western Australia, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Her early career was spent teaching in Venezuela and Libya for Exxon Corporation.
Dr. Blount has written and published two family history/genealogy books titled: The History of the Blount Family, Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, 2001 and The Leases and Related Families, Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, 1998. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, The National Genealogical Society, and the Texas State Genealogical Society. Dr. Blount is also a reviewer for the Belgrade Institute of Economic Sciences, Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education.
She has presented papers and written many articles in education, educational administration, and genealogy. In 2006, she compiled the book, Notable Women of Polk County, Texas, sponsored by the Polk County American Association of Women (AAUW). Dr. Blount’s current book is Why I Became a Professional Genealogist, A Case Study, (of 91 professional genealogists}, Bloomington: iuniverse, Inc. (2009). In 2007, Dr. Blount was invited to participate in the “People to People” delegation to China of “Women in Higher Education”. Dr. Blount’s BS in Education is from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Her M.S. in Educational Administration and her Ph.D. in Higher Educational Administration and Sociology are from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti, PhD
President/Chairman of Intl. Commission for Orders of Chivalry (Stockholm 1960); Chairman of International Institute for the Study of Chivalric Orders; President of Istituto Araldico Genealogico Italiano; Italian rep. of the Confédération Intl. de Généalogie et d’Héraldique; Dir. and Past President of Istituto Italiano per la Storia di Famiglia; Vice Pres. of Associazione Possessori di Certificazioni rilasciate dal Corpo dei Re d’Armi di Spagna (Association of Owners of Certifications Issued by the Corps of Kings of Arms of Spanish Kingdom – under the Presidency of Don Vicente de Cadenas, Cronista Rey de Armas-Decano del Cuerpo); Gen. Secretary of the Scuola di Genealogia e Scienze Documentarie (Bologna) and of the Academie International of Genealogy (France); Member of Instituto International de Genealogía y Heraldica (Madrid), Real Academia Matritense de Genealogia y Heraldica, of Instituto Italo-Argentino de Historia, Genealogía y Heráldica; Instituto Genealogico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Instituto Genealogico de Cordoba (Argentina), Academia Americana de Genealogia; Past Member of the Comitato Scientifico del Ministero per i Beni Culturali ed Ambientali della Repubblica Italiana per il XXIII Congresso Internazionale di Genealogia e Araldica; Professor of Nobiliary Right of Escuela de Genealogía, Heraldica y Nobiliaria (CSIC – Madrid) and Professor of Genealogy of Italian School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences (Scuola di Genealogia, Araldica e Scienze Documentarie) (Bologna). Scientific Reviews: Editor of Nobiltà, Rivista di Araldica, Genealogia, Ordini Cavallereschi (bimonthly of 640 pages every year); Il Mondo del Cavaliere, Rivista Internazionale sugli Ordini Cavallereschi - quarterly); Gens de Ubertis, Rivista della famiglia degli Uberti (quarterly); Member of the Editorial Staff of Hidalguia, la Revista de Genealogía, Nobleza y Armas (Madrid); Nobiliary Bodies: Member of the Consejo Asesor of Madrid and General Secretary of Asociacion of Hidalgos – Junta de Italia (CILANE); Secretary of Unione delle Famiglie Storiche Italiane, of Veneranda e Nobile Arciconfraternita dei Santi Apostoli di Casale Monferrato (connected from 1699 with the Arciconfraternity of St. Apostles “said of the Roman Princes”); Member of A.N.H.P. – Association of Nobility of Portugal (CILANE), of Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid, of Infanzones de Yllescas, of Union de la Nobleza de l’Antiguo Reino de Mallorca.
Ruth Huffman-Hine BS, MA, DEd, FColT
Dr. Hine has a wide range of experience, with twenty-four years in Adult Education designing and implementing programs for adult students in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indianapolis. During her tenure at MSD Wayne Township, she served as director, manager, curriculum author and consultant, instructor, tutor trainer, and advisor for new program implementation. She possesses extensive experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Adult Education. Dr. Hine has initiated services for local business and industry including Allison Engine, Chevrolet Truck & Bus, National Starch, Chrysler Foundry, and the Midwest U.S. Army Recruiting Center. Dr. Hine has designed and taught courses in English as a Second Language. She has developed programs of instruction for College Preparation, Secondary High School Completion, and Literacy. She completed research on Needs of Volunteer Tutors in Adult Education. She has written articles and presented papers, and authored award winning curriculum in Adult Education. Recognized as a professional in Adult Education, Dr. Hine was a guest of the Deutscher Volkshochschul in Germany. She has maintained interest in genealogy and has written a family history book. Dr. Hine has been active in professional organizations, Kappa Gamma International, Phi Delta Kappa, the International Reading Association and Association for Adult and Continuing Education. She was a member of the Governor Speaker Forums in Indiana and was recognized in the 2008 publication of Adult Education Administrators in Indiana. Dr. Hine holds a Doctorate in Education, San Juan de la Cruz University; a M.A. in Adult Education, Indiana University; a B.S. in Education, Butler University, Indianapolis, with permanent teaching certification.
Carl Edwin Lindgren, MA(Ed), SpEd, DEd, FCP, FWAAS, FRSA, FRAI, FColT, FRAS, MRSSAf
Lindgren is a former professor of History (medieval history) and Education at American Military University. He possesses degrees and diplomas from the College of Education, University of Mississippi (BAE, MEd, SEd), College of Teachers in London (FCP), UNISA (DEd), American Military University and several other schools.
He is Fellow (Academician) of several royal societies and academies including the World Academy of Art and Science, the Royal Society of Arts in London, the College of Teachers, Academie Belgo-Espagnole d’Histoire, Academia Americana de Genealogía and Instituto Araldico Genealogico Italiano. Lindgren is also possesses membership in the Serbian Genealogical Society / Srpsko Rodoslovno Društvo.
Lindgren’s genealogical and heraldic endeavors include:
Pursuivant Extraordinary, Heraldische Gemeinschaft Westfalen - commonly known as the Westphalian Heraldry Society (registered with the lower court in the State of Westphalia, Germany) and over 30 years of local research in family history. Lindgren has written over 150 articles of which seventy are peer-review.
Chivalric and genealogical appointments have included: Historical researcher, Oureana Historical & Cultural Foundation (Portugal); Protocol Delegate, Organization Committee of the 600th anniversary of the Royal House of Bragança (Portugal); Special North American Liaison, Foreign Delegation for the visit of HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia to Portugal; Advisor for exchanges of dynastic orders and decorations between the Royal and Imperial Houses of Portugal, Egypt, Ethiopia and Georgia; Delegate, Prester John Association for Foreign Nobility of Portugal (Milan, Italy, 1 April 2006); Advisor, HRH Prince Hso Khan Pha of Yawnghwe on Shan Relief Matters (Burma); Secretary General, Royal Crown of Rwanda (Rwanda); Official Delegate (USA), the Unione Monarchica Italiana (Italy); and Chancellor, Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam (Sovereign – Crown Prince Bao Long of Paris).
Maria Loredana Pinotti, PhD
Professor Pinotti, along with her husband, Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti founded the School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences linked to the Escuela de Genealogía Heráldica y Nobiliaria of the Instituto Salazar y Castro of Madrid and affiliated to The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies of Canterbury. The school was founded December 3, 1995 and is located in Bologna (Italy), via C. Battisti n° 3 .She is also the Consul from San Marino Portugal.
ADDITIONAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS:
Murray Eiland , MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Murray Lee Eiland is an archaeologist with a particular interest in the Near East. He obtained a BA from UC Berkeley and D.Phil. from Oxford University. An outline of part of this research is available online at: http://www.parthia.com/nineveh/default.htm.
He also obtained an MS in earth sciences from UC Santa Cruz with particular emphasis on scientific techniques applied to archaeological materials. This work appears mostly in specialised journals, but in fact has a much broader scope in terms of determining the time and place of manufacture of man-made or modified materials. Fieldwork has taken him to Syria for extended periods, as well as the Gulf states and the Republic of Georgia. His family has a long standing interest in oriental carpets. He has co-written, with his father, an updated version of the book Oriental Rugs: A Complete Guide (1998, Little Brown). He has also written Starting To Collect Oriental Carpets (2003, Antique Collector’s Club). He continues to write about the arts of various cultures, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the London based art and archaeology magazine Minerva. He has been interested in heraldry for some time, and has published popular articles in a variety of contexts, including online (the International Association of Amateur Heralds). He currently lives in London where he works as a non-practising barrister. He is mainly interested in intellectual property, and continues to publish in this field (Patenting Traditional Medicine, 2009, Nomos). He regularly lectures on ancient art, particularly focussing on materials and methods of manufacture. He is currently involved with a project to characterise materials used in printing the earliest books in Europe. He has also studied in the field of genealogy for over 20 years.
Donald Edward Goff, BSc, MA, PhD, DBA, LGCPH, KGCPH, LCMHC, MTAPA, FCollT., FAPA, CCBT, BCPC, / Associate Professor of Genealogy, Social Sciences and Law / Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Goff has a B.S. in Family Relationships from Brigham Young University , an M.A., in Interpersonal Relationships from the University of Illinois , a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the Union Institute and University inCincinnati , Ohio , and a Doctor of Business Administration from California Coast University in organizational behavior.
Dr. Goff was a District Scout Executive with two national records for goal achievement. He was an officer in the United States Navy and achieved the highest SMI inspection results his ship had in ten years. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and earned the American Psychotherapy Association’s highest distinction that of a “master therapist” for unusually high achievement documented in a Federal research project with troubled youth. Dr. Goff has given three regional presentations for NATSAP with excellent to outstanding ratings. He recently gave a presentation entitled, “New Discoveries about the Brain: Practical Implications for the Treatment of Clients” at the national conference for the American Psychotherapy Association in September of 2010 and another on Ethics in 2012 and in Practice Treatment in 2015. He is on the National Board of the American Psychotherapy Association and the Professional Counselor's Certification Board.
Dr. Goff has excelled in his field in university teaching, speaking assignments, individual and family therapy and as a researcher. Dr. Goff is a therapist/testing and research coordinator for Red Rock Canyon School in St George, Utah working with troubled youth and their families from 2005 to the present and has over 25 years as an individual, marriage and family therapist.
Dr. Goff has also been highly involved in the fields of genealogy, heraldry, chivalry, nobility, royalty and international law for the last ten years and brings with him a vast amount of experience in these fields. He has taught for the university for several years and presently serves as the Chef Academic Officer.
Antonio Cardona, MPA, MA, CPM, CWDP, GCF
Mr. Cardona holds the Executive Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University and Master of Arts in Community Counseling from The College of New Jersey. He has been actively involved in diversity and race relations, and the development of anti-discrimination programming for over 10 years. Mr. Cardona is a native speaking Spanish language communicator and has served as an EEO Investigator for the State of New Jersey. He is a human resource professional with the New Jersey Department of Human Services and a Workforce Development Coordinator and Career Counselor. Mr. Cardona coordinates mediation scheduling and training for Union County and serves as a professional mediator with the court systems in Union and Somerset Counties. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology with Mercer County College, and an adjunct faculty member with the Human Resource Development Institute, Union County College. Mr. Cardona serves the State of New Jersey as a diversity expert, holds government certifications in EEO/AA, Diversity Programming and Training, Mediation and Employment Dispute Issues, and holds workforce development credentials including Certified Job Counselor, Training-the-Trainer, and Managing Workplace Diversity. He has also taught ”Teaching Genealogy On-Line.”
He is an active radio and television presenter, trainer and speaker and serves on a number of tate boards and community advisory boards.
Joyce Davis, MEd.
Joyce Davis has been an Adjunct Instructor for Angelina College for about ten years, a Correctional Officer for Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the President of African American Educational and Heritage Society of Polk County and is a Regional Manager for GBG as an Independent Representative which gives her a chance to help organizations do fundraising.
She has taught sales techniques and recruiting, Human Relations courses and was top salesperson for several companies. She was a member of the famous Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Church who wrote a book called The Power of Positive thinking.
She is a dedicated community worker. She has Co-Published a seasonal magazine. This was a free magazine that was given to kindergarten through fifth grade in Angelina and Polk County. She organized safety fairs in the Lufkin Mall, Wal-Mart and Jackson Hardware stores that included fingerprinting events with the police department. She also compiled the Genealogical Directory of Black Families of Polk County. This book is a listing of black families of the county to help people with their genealogy.
In 2005, Joyce Davis was selected as one of the notable women of Polk County, Texas and was included in the Polk County American Association of Women’s Book titled Notable Women of Polk County. Texas.
Davis received her Master of Education and her Bachelor in Rehabilitation with a minor in Sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, and an Associate Degree in Social Work from Angelina College, Lufkin, TX
Jennifer Watson Eklund, BS, MS, PLCGS
Eklund is a research psychologist in Sacramento, CA working to reduce prejudice and discrimination. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology from Walden University. She will begin a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Gender Diversity program at North Central University in May, 2011, with an expected graduation date of 2014. Jennifer earned a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies of Ontario, (PLCGS) and an Associate’s degree in Genealogical Studies from Akamai University.