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Who is John Nash?

John Nash is a Purdue Electrical Engineer with 12 years experience creating and programming Aerospace embedded systems and 30 years experience in business administration. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Cum Laude at Purdue in 1977 and his Master of Business Administration at Indiana University in 1990. He has 30 years of organizational management experience, which since 2003 has been in social work. In 1998 he transplanted with his family from South Bend to Fort Wayne and eventually founded Adult Life Training, Inc. His modus operandi has always been to take the hard job no one else wants, organize it efficiently, and provide a clear algorithm so that successors can do that job efficiently and effectively. He excels in working with non-traditional students under unusual conditions and building in them confidence in the requisite skills.

He is a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach who has taught Financial Peace University for almost two decades at Adult Life Training, Inc., which he founded in 2003 and was ruled tax exempt under IRC section 501(c)(3) in 2004. He is qualified to teach Financial Peace University because his financial past was a baptism by fire and he learned about money from his mistakes. While neither rich nor poor, he has greatly improved his financial situation from principals that he and his wife learned in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University program.

Nash's personal summary is here. His Curriculum Vitae follows.

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John D. Nash, Jr.

3301 East Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 432-0014 ext 128


Education and Specialized Training

Teaching Assignments

Adult Life Training, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, 2004 - Present

Back to Work job skills training
Computer Job Skills in Non-Traditional Older Students (age 55+) Developed and taught computer job skills curriculum and financial literacy to build confidence in non-traditional older students for sustained unsubsidized employment and improved self sufficiency. Curriculum resulted in several hundred students successfully obtaining sustained employment after three to six (3-6) months of intense cultural and technical training.
Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach & Financial Peace Coordinator Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach since May 2023. Organized and coordinated Financial Peace University (FPU) training classes, each a series of nine (9) sessions, typically 6 to 9 classes per year. Developed articulations with other local organizations to conduct classes for them. Developed relationships to underwrite FPU classes through grants from local businesses.

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN, 2003 - 2004

Adjunct: Statistics in the School of Business Administration with non-traditional students (age 30+)
Curriculum Taught at IIT

MBA5110 Management Information Systems
A study of information flows and information needs within organizations and technological responses to those needs. Attention will be given to the information needs of the full range of organizations from the very small firm, whose needs may be met with office suite software, to the largest multi-site organizations, which maintain information intranets. Topics covered will include business processes, data resources, information systems hardware and software, telecommunications, electronic enterprise, and systems design.

MBA5200 Financial Management
A study of the business organization's financial planning, problems of working capital management, capital budgeting, dividend policy, and comprehensive problems.

MBA5210 Quantitative Business Analysis (Statistics)
The application of mathematical and basic statistical methods to decision-making in all organisations. A spreadsheet package (Excel) will be used as a comprehensive hands-on reference tool to analyze data and to present findings. The objective of this course is to demonstrate statistical techniques that can be used to solve business and research problems. It concentrates on making decisions based on quantitative data for a wide range of applications.

Purdue University, South Bend / Elkhart, IN, 1997 - 1998

Visiting Asst Professor in EET: Electrical Engineering Technology in several categories
Curriculum Taught at Purdue South Bend

CPT-280 Software Systems Analysis and Design
Comprehensive introduction to systems analysis and design methods. Topics include the information system architecture, system development methodologies, project management, systems analysis, fact finding, feasibility analysis, system modeling, and system design. Student exercises and projects emphasise logical data, process, and network modeling techniques using Computer-Aided System Engineering (CASE) technology (currently Popkin's System Architect) to document business requirements for information systems and applications.

EET-109 Digital Fundamentals
This course introduces basic gate and flip-flop logic devices and their application in combinational and sequential digital circuits. Topics include decoders, displays, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, registers, and counters. Logic circuit analysis, implementation of circuits using standard IC chips or programmable logic devices, circuit testing, and troubleshooting are emphasized. Goals are: To introduce students to the fundamental techniques of combinational and sequential logic circuit analysis and design and to provide laboratory experience in digital circuit construction, testing, and troubleshooting.

EET-157 Electronics Circuit Analysis
Diodes, various discrete and IC regulated power supplies, transistor biasing techniques, and characteristics of small signal amplifiers are studied. Additional topics such as dependant sources, operational amplifiers, non-ideal DC op amp characteristics, waveform generation, and IC fabrication overview are also covered. Circuit fundamentals such as Kirchhoff's laws are utilised in the analysis and design of circuits. Computer-aided analysis of circuits is used.

EET-159 Digital Applications
This course continues the study of combinational and sequential digital applications. The input and output characteristics of the various common logic families and the appropriate signal conditioning techniques for on/off power interfacing are discussed. Also stressed are standard logic function blocks, digital and analog signal interfacing techniques, and memory devices.

EET-196 Exploring EET
This course explores the EET field. Practical Experiences to teach techniques for proper and safe use of hand tools are introduced. Techniques for connecting various types of circuits are also covered. The process of fabricating printed circuit boards and introductory processes for using plastic and metal to fabricate custom parts are presented. Verbal and written communication skills are utilized to report project progress and results. Goals are: Introduce students to the EET Program, Develop minimum competencies in time management, soldering, and electronic assembly basics.

EET-207 AC Electronics Circuit Analysis
AC circuits including the j operator, phasors, reactance and impedance are studied. Circuit laws, network theorems, and the fundamental concepts of Fourier analysis are applied and used in the study of topics such as passive filters, IC filters, amplifiers, resonant circuits, single phase and three phase circuits, and elementary magnetic circuits. Goals are: This course equips the students to analyze AC circuits using a variety of techniques and tools. Special emphasis is given to filters, amplifiers and AC power applications.

EET-214 Electricity Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to basic electronic components and their characteristics. These components will be discussed in the context of basic electrical circuit theory. Theory will be reinforced through the use of electronic laboratory equipment to test circuits built in the lab portion of the course. This course is for non-EET majors only and is a prerequisite for

EET 233. The overall goal is for a student who is studying in an area of technology other than electrical to understand the basic concepts of electrical circuit theory and components, and basic electronic laboratory skills.

EET-231 (Lab only) Electrical Power and Controls
This course introduces magnetic materials and properties followed by analysis of transformers and power conditioning equipment, induction motors, and single-phase and three-phase power systems. Motor control devices, programmable logic controllers, PLC input and output devices and power system communications and monitoring are introduced.

EET-257 Power and RF Electronics
This course is a study of the application of circuit analysis techniques to amplifiers used in power and RF electronics, including bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, thyristors, RF amplifiers, phase lock loops, switching power supplies, and appropriate applications. Computer aided analysis of circuits is used.

EET-490 Senior Design Project, Phase I
An extensive individual design and/or analytical project performed in consultation with one or more faculty advisers. Collaboration with representatives of industry, government agencies, or community institutions is encouraged. Evidence of extensive and through laboratory performance is required. Phase I includes, but is not limited to, faculty acceptance of project proposal, defining and limiting project objectives, initial research and source contracts, procurement of materials, and periodic progress reports. Goals are: To introduce the student to the industry concepts of project management. To guide the student through a project to completion, using time management concepts. To demand from the student performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of written reports, oral reports, and protocol in meetings.

EET-491 Senior Design Project, Phase II
Phase II includes, but is not limited to, continued research and finalised design, oral presentation to faculty and other interested parties, and standard format written technical report. Goals are: To introduce the student to the industry concepts of project management. To guide the student through a project to completion, using time management concepts. To demand from the student performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of written reports, oral reports, and protocol in meetings.

EET-496 Project Design and Development, Phase I
An extensive individual or small group design project is carried out with guidance from a faculty advisor. Phase I includes determining customer requirements, considering design alternatives, and issuing a formal project proposal. Software scheduling tools are used extensively. The course concludes with a report and demonstration of functionality of individual hardware and software design blocks. Goals are: To continue the concepts of project management begun in EET 396 by following a previously-proposed and planned individual project through to a functioning-breadboard-stage, using time management concepts and structured deadlines. To demand from the student performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of oral reporting, design reviews, and protocol in meetings.

EET-497 Project Design and Development, Phase 2
This conclusion of the design project begun in EET 496 emphasizes system integration and testing. The course concludes with a formal demonstration of and oral presentation on the finished product and a written report on the final design. Goals are: To guide the student through an individual project to completion demanding performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of written reports, oral reports, and protocol in meetings.

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, 1993 - 1995

Adjunct: Computer Information Systems Management (CISM) for the School of Business Administration
Curriculum Taught at Bethel College Student instruction (all courses in the 18-month curriculum) and some curriculum writing for Degree Completion Curricula, Inc.

Professional Experience

American Programmers Independent, LLC., Fort Wayne, IN, 3/2007 - present

Founded for profit to earn income while serving at Adult Life Training, Inc. Provides programming, writing, and management services in Fort Wayne area, mostly web programming in php and WordPress.

Adult Life Training, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, 1/2003 - present

Founded and served as CEO of a public charity which provided computer job skills training in both Linux and Microsoft environments using LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft 365, and financial literacy training at first of his own design and later using purchased curriculum from Ramsey Solutions. Supervised up to twelve direct reports at a time over several years and designed and implemented all aspects of their unconventional but very effective training for unsubsidized employment and a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Referring agencies report success rate is 33% to 50%.

Agri-Stats, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, 9/1998 - 9/2002

Senior Programmer Analyst – Wrote and maintained in house financial reporting systems (reports, analysis tools, and databases) and proprietary customer applications for reporting to customers and management. The work involved substantial custom development in a Novell network environment with Clipper, Delphi, and (an early eCommerce app) in Visual Basic using multi-gigabyte (financial transaction) databases.

J & J Nash, South Bend, IN, 1990 - 1997

Business Technology Consultant – Supported small business owners with technical services and consulting.

Allied Signal, Inc., South Bend, IN, 1978 - 1990

Design Engineer / Analyst – Designed embedded systems and produced related test procedures and equipment for various aerospace technology, using stock parts to cheaply, quickly, and efficiently create significant solutions without needing expensive one-of-a-kind parts or delays.

Computer / Technical Skills

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