Thursday, 1st October 2009

MSMAS welcome new Honorary Members ~ John & Jutta Brennan, GoDan (5th Dan) Karate DNBKID

John & Jutta Brennan are now both full 'Honorary Members' of MSMAS.


Dr John Brennan, D.F.C., Ph.D., M.A., B.A. & B.Sc., 5th Dan Karate DNBKID is Honorardozent at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität (Faculty of Economics and Management) & the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Faculty of Law and Economics) in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

Jutta Brennan teaches Japanese and related cultural aspects to young people.

Dr. Brennan flew 100 combat missions in Vietnam and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, plus 11 other Air Medals from the conflict.

They both began Karate 20 years ago and the present Dojo they founded in Magdeburg as an "Arbeitsgemeinschaft" attached to the Ökumenischen Domgymnasium, has produced 14 YuDansha.

Since 2003, both Dojos have enjoyed a close relationship.

MSMAS are pleased to formally recognise this association by these 2 new appointments.

Dr Brennan's CV is set out below:

Present Positions:

• Honorardozent, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft (since 2007)
• Honorardozent, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Juristische und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät (since 2007)
• Honorardozent, Katholische Universität Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät Ingolstadt (since 2007)
• Adjunct Professor of Economics, Quincy University, USA (since 1998)

Academic Degrees:

• Doctor in Applied Economic Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium, 1979 – 1981
• M.A. – Economics, Major: Econometrics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin, USA,  1976 - 1979
• B.A. - General Business, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA,   1973 - 1975
• B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin, USA,  1958 - 1962

Past Positions:

• Dozent, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft, 2000 – 2007
• Guest Professor (DAAD), Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft, SS 2000
• Dozent, Hochschule Magdeburg - Stendal (FH), Fachbereich Fachkommunikation - Technical Translation (German-English), 2000

Business Positions:

• English Instructor, EUROlingua, Magdeburg, 1998 - 2000
• Associate Professor of Economics (tenured), Quincy University, Illinois, USA, 1987 - 1998
• Director, MBA Program, Quincy University, 1988 – 1993
• Assistant Academic Dean, Quincy University, 1992 – 1994
• Vice President, B.A.K., Universität Basel, Switzerland, Europe-wide Economic Consulting, 1984 - 1987
• District Manager, D.R.I., Data Resources Inc.- Europe, McGraw-Hill, Europe-wide Economic Consulting, Brussels, Belgium, 1981 - 1984
• Research Assistant, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium, 1980 – 1981 (Completion of Doctoral Dissertation)
• Industrial Engineer, Crown Cork and Seal, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, USA and San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1970 - 1973
• Captain, United States Air Force, F-4 Fighter Pilot, 1962 – 1969



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