I am a Marine Corps veteran, and served 4 years from 1999-2003. Once I left the Marine Corps, I ventured into the world of environmental science. I have been an environmental scientist for over 10 years, and I have worked on projects dealing with salinity (salt) in the Colorado River Basin, working with clean water standards in various parts of the country, and conducted research on the decline of shark species in the Atlantic Ocean. I have also worked as an environmental coordinator/scientist for various non-profit and for-profit organizations, and have worked at several zoos conducting animal research.
In regards to teaching, I have been teaching at various universities and schools both online and on-ground for almost 10 years. I love teaching and engaging with students to ensure they get the absolute best learning experiences.
When I am not teaching, I like to hike, run, ride my bike, swim, and camp. I also enjoy road trips, and going to the many National Parks, and coastal areas when I can.
Nicole Ortloff has served in various academic administrative (Associate Dean, Department Chair) and faculty positions for over 20 years. Areas of teaching include management, marketing, and economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her area of research focuses on Economics and Marketing Research. Specifically, her focus is on reducing friction in the supply chain in order to encourage small businesses to trade online across international borders through the use of a publicly available real-time landed cost engine. She is an author and editor of open-source textbooks in Business and Economics. She works with international business accreditation compliance/self-study projects at the university level. She served on-site accreditation teams as a committee member and chair and currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). She has also owned and operated a paper brokerage firm servicing international markets since 1997.