Steven Dowd brings to MAIR a long and varied career in education and both the public and the private sectors. He is a seasoned educator and executive with 30 years experience in graduate and undergraduate degree programs, public and private organizations, and small and large businesses. He taught at Marylhurst University for ten years in a program with many similarities to MAIR. Until recently, he was Director of Credit USA for NorskeCanada in Seattle. He is now doing consulting in the Portland area. Steven has an M.A. in organizational communication from the University of California-Davis and did doctoral work at the University of Iowa in small group communication.