Academic Dean & Accreditation Liaison Officer
Todd Wieland is LIGS University Academic Dean & Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). Todd is also owner of Canis Learning Systems, Inc. providing course and program development services to education, training and publishing organizations and institutions. He provides tutorial and course development in high-opportunity technical disciplines and helps authors publish books across a wide scope of topics.
He has spent the past 19 years involved in education entrepreneurship, including the launch and operation of an online degree-granting university in 2002. During that time he has also been involved with education program outsourcing, accredited bi-lingual MBA and training programs in areas as diverse as bioterror and solar power.
Recently, he has contributed to the development of adaptive education software and content, by which courses assess and adapt to student needs and progress. Over the past decade, he has also been involved with ventures in sports media, art promotion and real estate.
His background in traditional education includes terms as academic dean for a small campus, where he also taught in business, economics and social science disciplines. He oversaw the activities of approximately 30 faculty members and 1,100 students, including leading the campus through a regional accreditation visit process. He began his higher education career as an admissions officer.
He holds an MBA from the world-renowned Thunderbird International Management School where he specialized in Asian Studies, Global Finance and studied the Japanese language. His Bachelors (BBA) is from Northwood University in Midland, MI in Business and Economics with a minor in Language Arts.
He has been enrolled in three doctoral programs, studying Information Science and Higher Education Administration at the University of North Texas and Sports Management at the United States Sports Academy.
As a tutor he values the opportunity to help students expand their knowledge and creatively solve real problems. He enjoys working with diligent students and believes real learning requires effort from both tutor and learner.
His goal in providing lectures is to share experience and knowledge in a way students can immediately apply.
There are a million ways to do a thing wrong, but usually only one way to do it right. You won't know which is which until you try. Never stop trying.