- Washington US-DC
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Dru spent over 10 years in IT and aviation industries. His experience includes working on Wall St with JP Morgan/Chase in their technology unit to research projects with Boeing, IBM, Lockheed Martin, the FAA and NASA. Beyond research and development, Dru's duties included leading cross-functional teams, creating and delivering computer based training for air traffic controllers and airline operators and writing code for various projects. He has been recognized for optimizing decision making between aviation stakeholders, through information sharing and knowledge management, saving the traveling public millions of minutes in delay time. Dru has also worked as a consultant for the United States Patent Office as a technology trainer and as a math curriculum writer for an online education firm. After spending several years working in IT and aviation, Dru decided it was a time for change and transitioned into the field of education. Since 1999, he has taught as an adjunct professor with George Mason University and the University of the District of Columbia. His course offerings include statistics, multimedia studies, communication, and an interdisciplinary course on Hip-Hop Studies. Many of Dru's courses have used a blended approach, where online and classroom learning are both used to satisfy course requirements. Dru also has experience in K-12 -- teaching math, technology and music to middle and high school students, and has worked with the University of Maryland’s Gear-Up Program. Dru holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from SUNY-Binghamton University, a master's degree in systems engineering with a concentration in computer-based systems from George Mason University. He has published several scholarly articles in the fields of aviation, knowledge management, and group decision making and has been quoted locally by the Washington Post and Washington Times and as far away as Brazil and Australia.