Originally a Hoosier from Ft. Wayne, IN, I now reside in Plano, TX via Dayton-Xenia, OH, and Albuquerque, NM.  My expatriate addresses include Dresden, Germany; Grenoble, France; Catania, Italy; St. Croix, Switzerland; Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Shanghai, China.  I've traveled substantially throughout Europe and Asia affirming that our humanity rises above our (business) cultural

While my profession occupied much of my life, my children (now adults) occupied the balance: a daughter and twin sons who made being a parent very easy (and I'm grateful). I'm proud of them: who they are, their commitment to life-long learning, and their achievements. I now enjoy three grandchildren as often as I can.

Higher education continues to be a life-long ethic: achieving a doctorate in business. I found one of my passions as Faculty Professor at the University of Phoenix, enriching the classroom curriculum with my professional views and experiences. I love to see the light bulbs come on.

 Pastimes have evolved for me, those currently being cooking, swimming, and photography.


Dr. Robert J. Symonds DBA, PMP, ITILv3