In Leadership, Media Arts, Public Speaking, and Research.
It’s okay to be different. Some refer to Dr. A as a Multi-Hyphenate — a person with professional expertise in several fields. The worldly acclaimed Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has featured him for his work in leadership strategy; The Brazilian giant O Globo Newspaper and Triffato Magazine for his work in media leadership, along with CBS, ABC, FOX and NPR affiliates. He served as the Director of a Media Center for five years and have led academic departments in three institutions of higher learning in the United States where he has been bringing hundreds of thousands of grant funds for the units.
The international photo sharing site, with 3.7 million and the words best photographers, YouPic, ranks Dr. A #1 among landscape and photojournalist photographers — Top 8 overall among photographers in the United States. His photo, “Fantasy Photoshoot” was the cover photo for the Altered Images Photograph in the Smithsonian Magazine on-line website on November 2019. His colorful style of photography was celebrated by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), and featured in a number of high profile galleries including the Las Laguna Gallery in Southern California. The Exhibition, “From The Eyes Of An Immigrant” has been shown as a solo exhibition in the state of Alabama for a month. One of his Alabama clients, The Birmingham Zoo, recently released his promotional video, “Glow Wild Event” to 150 thousand followers which has lead thousands of clients to visit the zoo.
In addition to the former, he has been co-producing tracks with Latin GRAMMY® & EMMY® AWARD winner for a number of years. In the past two years. He has won 5 DOWNBEAT® music awards as a producer, co-audio engineer, post-production album marketing leader and faculty advisor who has won in the categories of Best Jazz Group, Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group, Best Studio Engineered Recording, and Best Live Recording (x2). He released a spoken word album in 2019, in an attempt to translate my academic research to the general public. The album had lyrics featured from my work with giant LifeHack which introduces the importance of creating a more inclusive workforce and the importance of using technology with caution, with a sound of hip-hop.
A Number of organizations including the Advertising Federation, Civitan International, Rotary Club, The United Way of Tennessee, C-CUE, The Cleveland Media Association, Jackson State Athletics, TEDx Phoenixville, E-Center of Mississippi, and multiple high school districts have brought Dr. A as an invited public speaker on the topic of technology.
His research work has been published in the following peer-reviewed research journals: British Journal of Education technology (BJET), American Journal of Distance Education, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), International Journal Of Education Reform, Education Research International, Journal of Communications Media, Tech Trends, Education Horizons, among others. The following are the international conferences he has presented concurrent peer-reviewed presentations at: Digital Citizenship Summit @ Twitter headquarters, International Society of Technology In Education (ISTE), American Education Research Association (AERA), Association for Education Communications And Technology (AECT), and the Original Lilly Conference On College Teaching.
As a golfer, he has represented the country of Brazil in its national team in a couple of occasions, served as the 2nd of the state ranking for many years in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and won 69 tournaments. In the United States, he has achieved the feat of being the first Brazilian in history to be the head golf coach of an NCAA affiliated golf program and win the first invitation as a coach. He also earned the “Class A” Master Teaching Professional Certificate from the PGTAA in 2008.