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Ashmall, Soren

Prof Soren Ashmall

Director, Assessment and Accreditation

spashmall@captechu.edu

Professor Soren Ashmall directs the university’s assessment, accreditation, and new degree programs. He is also a seasoned professor who has taught many of the Business, English, Humanities, and Social Science courses at Capitol Technology University. In addition to his career in academia, Professor Ashmall has worked as a Senior Director of Business Development for General Dynamics Information Technology and in senior positions at other companies and U.S. government agencies. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps in 2009 following over 21 years of continuous active duty service. He held positions of increasing authority throughout his career, including service as a Vice Chairman, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Operations Officer, Company Commander, Officer-In-Charge, and Division Head multiple times at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. He directed all resources, programming, and budgeting for Marine Corps Intelligence, regularly briefed U.S. Congressional Committees, directed all signals intelligence policy for the Marine Corps, led a large national event for the Marine Corps, and held fiscal responsibility for hundreds of millions of dollars during his military career. Professor Ashmall is the current Chairman of the Faculty Advisory Council for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. He also serves on multiple workgroups and roundtable councils for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Professor Ashmall is married to Professor Tammie Ashmall. He has two adult children who hold leadership positions in major companies.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business
  • English
  • Math
  • Humanities
  • Social Science

Biography:

Education

  • Ph.D., Student, Capitol Technology University, 2020 (Anticipated) 
  • M.A., University of Southern California, 1985
  • B.A., University of California Los Angeles, 1983

Professional Education: 

  • Non-Resident Course Graduate, Military Studies, Marine Corps Command and Staff College
  • Congressional/Government Affairs Seminars, Georgetown University
  • Security Manager Course Graduate, United States Navy
  • Indications and Warnings Course Graduate, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Advanced Cryptologic Course CY-500 Graduate, National Security Agency
  • Command Control Systems Course Graduate, Marine Corps University
  • Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Course Graduate, United States Navy Cryptologic Division Officers Course Graduate, United States Navy
  • Communications Officers Course Graduate, Marine Corps University

Professional Experience Extract:

  • Director, Assessment & Accreditation, Capitol Technology University
  • Assistant Director, Master’s Programs and Assessment, Capitol Technology University
  • Professor, Higher Education
  • Substitute Instructor, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Executive Management Consultant
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent/REALTOR, Maryland
  • Senior Director, Business Development, General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Corporate Director of Operations, Burdeshaw Associates
  • Deputy Chairman, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps
  • Chief, Intel Programming and Budget Branch, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps
  • Chief, Signals Intelligence Branch, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps
  • Executive Officer, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Communications Officer, Intelligence Department, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps 
  • Assistant to Director of Intelligence & A/CS C4I, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps
  • Assistant Operations Officer, First Radio Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Company Commander, First Radio Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Communications Officer, First Radio Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Officer-In-Charge, Radio Battalion Detachment, 26 Marine Expeditionary Unit
  • Executive Officer, Direct Support Unit Bravo, United States Marine Corps
  • Company Executive Officer, Second Radio Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Platoon Commander, Second Radio Battalion, United States Marine Corps
  • Field Producer, KTTV, Los Angeles
  • News Writer, KTTV, Los Angeles
  • News/Sports Staff, KABC-TV, Los Angeles
  • Reporter, KMIR-TV, Palm Desert
  • Independent News & Sports Reporter/Producer, Los Angeles

Teaching Experience Extract:

  • 1979-1983 University of California Los Angeles, Undergraduate & Graduate Aquatics
  • 1984-1985 University of Southern California, Undergraduate & Graduate Journalism
  • 1988-2009 United States Marine Corps, Military Studies & Signals Intelligence Operations
  • 2010-2015 Private Primary & Secondary School Enrichment Programs/Tutoring, Math & English
  • 2015-2017 Montgomery County Public Schools, HS Math, HS English, HS Social Studies
  • 2015-Present Capitol Technology University, Undergraduate Business, Math, English, Social Sciences, Humanities & Graduate Business

Courses Taught at Capitol Technology University Extract:

  • BUS-174, Introduction to Business and Management (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
  • BUS-280, Macroeconomics (Fall 2017)
  • BUS-281, Microeconomics (Spring 2017)
  • BUS-378 IS, Legal Environment of Business (Spring 2016)
  • BUS-454, International Business (Spring 2017)
  • EN-001 Lab, Basic Writing Skills (Fall 2016)
  • EN-101, English Communications I (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
  • EN-102, English Communications II (Spring 2016)
  • HU-205, Twenty-First Century Mass Media (Spring 2016)
  • HU-371, Film Appreciation (Summer 2016, Summer 2017)
  • MA-005, Basic Mathematics (Fall 2015)
  • MBA-600 IS, Fundamentals of Professional Management (Spring 2016)
  • MBA-658, Legal, Political, and Ethical Implications of Leadership (Fall 2017, Graduate Term 2) 
  • SS-175, Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2016)
  • SS-272, Group Dynamics (Spring 2017)
  • SS-351, Ethics (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017) 

Special Training and Certifications: 

  • CITI Program, 2017-2018
  • Planning, Programming, and Budget System Officer (MOS 3450), United States Marine Corps
  • Information Management Officer (MOS 8055), United States Marine Corps
  • Intelligence Officer (MOS 0202), United States Marine Corps
  • Signals Intelligence Officer/Ground Electronic Warfare Officer (MOS 2602), United States Marine Corps
  • Facility Security Officer, National Industrial Security Program (NISP), United States Department of Defense 
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent/REALTOR, Maryland (2015-present) 

Coaching Experience:

  • NCAA Approved Basketball Coach 2007-2008 (NCAA Approval Number: 20070412-1987401)
  • Assistant Basketball Coach, Cardinal Women’s AAU 16U Basketball 2007-2008
  • Assistant Basketball Coach, Cardinal Women’s AAU 17U Basketball 2006-2007
  • Assistant Basketball Coach, Saint Thomas More Cathedral Girls Basketball 2003-2004
  • Punting/Kicking Coach, High School Football 2005-2007
  • Member, U.S. Delegation, Olympic Taekwondo Pan-American Qualifier, Queretaro, Mexico 2003
  • Coach, International/National, USA Taekwondo/U.S. Taekwondo Union, 2000-2005

Honors and Associations:

  • Chairman, Faculty Advisory Council, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2018-2019
  • Faculty Advisory Council, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Councilman & Workgroup Chairman, 2017-Present
  • Applied Baccalaureate Workgroup, Maryland Higher Education Commission, University Representative, 2018-Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1983-present
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, 1979-present
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1981-present
  • Order of Omega National Honor Society, 1982-present
  • University of Southern California (USC) Alumni Association, Life Member, Volunteer, 1985- present
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Alumni Association, Member, 1983-present
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Member, 2018-present
  • Smithsonian Curiosity Council, Member, 2017-present
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE), Member & PLN Leader, 2017-Present
  • Python Software Foundation, Member, 2017-Present
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Life Member, 2007-present
  • Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA), Member 1995-present
  • AFCEA Intelligence Committee, United States Marine Corps Representative, 1999-2008
  • Health Facility Institute, General Dynamics Corporate Representative, 2011-2014
  • United States – United Arab Emirates Business Council, General Dynamics Corporate Representative, 2012-2014
  • National Association of REALTORS, Member, 2015-present
  • Maryland Association of REALTORS, Member, 2015-present
  • Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS, Member, 2015-present
  • Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Knight, 1990-present

Research & Publications

Academic Presentations:

  • International Accreditation Council of Business Education Annual Conference 2018, The Pressing Need for Integration of Technology into Business Curriculum, Ashmall, S, and Barker, H.

Publications:

  • Ashmall, S. et al, Geological Deviations In California’s Fault Prone Regions (1979), U.S. – U.S.S.R. Geological Exchange, United States of America Department of Interior & Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
  • Ashmall, S., Marine Corps Second Radio Battalion in the Gulf War (1992), Marine Corps Cryptologic Association Publication.
  • Ashmall, S., 2016 Capitol Technology University Veterans Day Letter (2016), Capitol Technology University Website, Capitol Technology University.

Published Interviews:

  • Capitol Technology University Magazine, 2016.
  • Capitol Technology University Social Medial, 2018.

United States Military Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 Awards)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Awards)
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • National Defense Medal (2 Awards)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Awards)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 Awards)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (2 Awards)
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Parachutists Insignia (Gold Wings)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Basic Parachutist (Silver Wings)
  • Pistol Marksmanship Badge
  • Rifle Marksmanship Badge

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