CV

SAMUEL S. CUMMINGS, APSA, SHRM
Current
Position:
MPA Candidate at

The Graduate School,
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan  48197


Telephone:

Email:

Office:    202-683-8807
Direct:    734-819-5025
scummin9@emich.edu
Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPA       Eastern Michigan University            Candidacy

             Concentration: Public Administration

BS          Eastern Michigan University            Current
             Major: Political Science
                   Concentration: Public Law and Administration

Minor: Business Management

Monographs

Nihilism and the Age of Enlightenment, Monograph, Department of Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University, 2010.

Issues Facing the Modern Educator, Monograph, Department of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 2010.

Case Studies:

Citizens United v. Federal Election CommissionDepartment of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, 2014.
Applied Papers
An official response to China’s Economic Conditions, a briefing for Congress and The Myth Behind China’s Miracle, a publishing by the Council of Foreign Relations. Department of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, 2011.
 An Analysis of the Conflict Between The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea, and a 50-Year Reunification Plan, Department of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, 2013.
 An Analysis and Critique of the Communist Manifesto, Department of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, 2013.

Papers Delivered

Models of an Effective EducatorEastern Michigan University Symposium XXXI, on behalf of the Department of English Language and Literature, March 2011.
Sponsor: Professor Adam Mitchell.

The Utilization of Performance Reforms in Education: Can They Improve Education Quality?  Eastern Michigan University Symposium XXXIV, on behalf of the Department of Political Science.
Sponsor: Professor Barbara Patrick, Ph.D.
Research Team: Andrew Felder, Dr. Barbara Patrick, Samuel S. Cummings.
Pre-Publication.

Issues Facing the Modern Educator.  Eastern Michigan University, Department of Communications, October 2011.

Globalization: A Positive Force In The World.  Eastern Michigan University, Department of Communications, November 2011.

Professional Activities

Health Safety & Environmental Contract Security Officer
Working as a contractor for the Health Safety and Environmental Department of a high-list Fortune 500 company.  2011-2014.

Consultant.
Consult businesses and informally, government level offices on computer network, management, administration and information security.  Current

General Manager, CSS Alliance, Inc.
Directed and coordinated operations in the Michigan and Ohio Region of the CSS USA subsidiary of CSS Alliance.  Hiring/firing, scheduling, inspections (both announced and unannounced), Ombudsman between client and owners, General marketing, developing and implementing strategic planning and general budget for the operations of the Michigan and Ohio Region. (2008)

Executive Senior Loan Officer, VanDyk Mortgage Corporation – South Lyon.
Senior loan officer and processor of a mortgage banking office in the city of South Lyon, Michigan.  Managed and administrated office and staff. (2005 – 2007)

Senior Loan Processor, First Community Mortgage Services, Inc.
Mortgage loan processor for a mortgage brokerage in Livonia, Michigan.  No longer in operation.  (2004 – 2005)

Civic Affairs

Directorships

Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce for the South Lyon Area
General lobbying for and on behalf of the interests of the South Lyon Area of Michigan. (2005-2008)

Executive Board, Sigma Alpha Lambda – Eastern Michigan University Chapter
 Honors Academic and Leadership Development Organization, Vice President (2012 – 2013)Committee MemberExecutive Director hiring committee, Chamber of Commerce for the South Lyon Area, 2005 and 2006.Avocation

Member, Business Education Advisory Committee, Livonia Public Schools

Member of an advisory committee of the Livonia Public Schools business, services and technology department advisory committee, which helped shape and determine the business education vision for the district.  2002 – 2005.

Financial Analyst/Advisor
Acted as a financial analyst and advisor with my superior and unique understanding of the financial sector as a banker and broker. 2004 – Current

Notary Public
Commissioned officer in Wayne County, in and for the State of Michigan. 2005 – Current

Research Assistant / Intern
 Qualitative and Quantitative research analysis and data interpretation for a US-based NGO.  2013 – Current.
Current Personal Research Projects – As of March 2014:
– The Utilization of Performance Reforms in Education: Can They Improve Education Quality? – 2013 – Current
A statistical analysis of performance reforms in education and their effectiveness.
Research Team: Andrew Felder, Dr. Barbara Patrick, Samuel S. Cummings.
 Status: Pre-Publication.
– HIV/AIDS Discrimination Case Study – 2013 to Current
A qualitative analysis for a US NGO of HIV/AIDS Discrimination in America.
 Status: Qualitative Analysis.
– SuperPACs, 527s and the Destruction of America – 2011 to Current
 How the “Citizens United” class of 527-organizations under Taft-Hartley & FECA are capable of destroying democracy in America.
 Status: Exploratory.

Research Interests

 – Economics, in particular:
  – Business Economics
  – Economics of the Secondary Market
 – For-profit Education
– HIV/AIDS and Globalization-related Issues

 – Political Science and its effect on business
 – South/East Asia
– Korean Peninsula
 – Social Justice
Awards
– Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association — First Division Medal
Presented by Mr. Jonathan Holtfreter: 1999

– United States Naval Education and Training Command
 — Special Commendation (3)
Presented by Commander John A. Lister, United States Navy: 2001, 2002, 2003

– United States Naval Education and Training Command
 — Certificate of Completion
Presented by Commander John A. Lister: 2003– Michigan State Senate — Special Tribute
Presented by Senator Laura Toy: 2003

– Michigan House of Representatives, Ninety-Second Legislature
 — Special Tribute
Presented by State Representative John Pastor: 2003

– Business, Service and Technology Department, Franklin High School — Business Education Outstanding Student of the Year
 Presented by Professor Wanda J. Smith: 2003

– Wayne County Prosecutor’s Citizen’s Academy
 — Certificate of Graduation
Presented by Prosecutor Kym Worthy: 2009
Memberships
References
Available upon request.
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