A native of New Jersey, John Amos is best known for his popular character role of James Evans in the hit CBS sitcom Good Times. His other hit television roles include the older Kunta Kinte on the hit CBS miniseries Roots. John Amos guest starred on NBC's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Fox's Martin, and In The House with LL Cool J. His notable film roles include Major in Die Hard 2: Die Harder with Bruce Willis and co-starring with Denzel Washington in the box office hit Ricochet. He starred five seasons on NBC'S Emmy Award-winning hit series, The West Wing, as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
John Amos, an honorary Master Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy, is a Veteran of the New Jersey State National Guard's 50th Armored Division. In his off time from TV/Film roles, Amos became an honorary member of Rolling Thunder National where he works diligently on behalf of military veterans nationwide.
John also works actively with youth throughout the USA and Mexico delivering innovative children's mentoring programs through his dynamic nonprofit organization, The Halley's Comet Foundation. John's passion for working with at-risk youth stems from his many years working as a social worker at New York's Vera Institute of Justice.
Dr. Craig Winstead serves as an Assistant Professor of Project Management at Saint Leo University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He teaches DBA, MBA, project, and general management courses at the undergraduate/graduate level while serving on several university committees. He writes on numerous subjects including the academic job search, project management, decision-making, ethics, networking, human behavior, and the music industry. Beyond his academic background, Dr. Winstead brings more than 15 years of corporate experience to the classroom having worked in sales, training, and quality for a Fortune 500 company. He is also a supporter of several nonprofit and charitable organizations including the Custodians of Faith, Susan G. Komen, and numerous organizations in his local area.
Specialties: Project Management, Writing, Instructional Design, Organizational Development, Advising, Financial Management and Reporting, Diversity & Inclusion, Classroom Facilitation, Internal Quality Auditing, Continual Improvement, Quality Assurance, Customer Relations, Communications, Human Capital Management, Systems Testing/Integration, & Coaching.
Amina Abdullah, PhD, is the Program Lead for the Human Services program at Saint Leo University’s Newport News Center in Virginia. She holds a PhD in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Management. Dr. Abdullah has over 20 years of combined practical experience as an educator and human services professional from positions held in academia, telecommunications, health care, and health insurance. In addition, she serves on the board as the State Representative at Large for Virginia with the Southern Organization for Human Services, is the President of the International PhD Sisters Association (IPSA), and is the founder of the PhD Sisters Support Group on Facebook as well as the Pi Eta Delta Sorority. She also assists Custodians of Faith, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), with program initiatives, marketing, branding, and volunteering. She organizes community services initiatives as well as service learning experiences. She is a published author of the series “Their Journey to the PhD”, a collection of stories from women who earned a doctoral degree. She is committed to advocating for and empowering of young women.
Specialties: Program Development, Field Placement (internship) Supervision, Arranging Community Service Events and Service Learning Experiences, Presenting, Book Publications, Peer Mentoring, Peer Evaluation, Marketing Consultant, Student Development, Teaching Quantitative and Qualitative Research Courses, Hosting Community Advisory Board, and the Heading Human Services Club