Biographical Statement Michael S. Engs, Ed.D Dr. Michael S. Engs is a retired educator, who worked in the Pima Community College District for thirty two years as an administrator, counselor and instructor. During his tenure at the college he received numerous awards including Post Secondary Counselor of the year in the state of Arizona, Outstanding Administrator of the year for Pima Community College, the Federal Bureau of Investigation/League of Latin American Citizens Community Service award and most recently (2010), the Rosa Parks Community service award. Currently Dr. Engs is teaching leadership development for Pima Community College and Northern Arizona University/ Tucson and mentoring young professionals. Dr. Engs is also employed as an educational consultant training teachers for Phi Theta Kappa (the Honorary Society for Community Colleges) for whom he has trained over 1500 teachers from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. He has written a history of leadership for the Phi Theta Kappa text book, which is used at hundreds of community colleges throughout the nation. Dr. Engs has also done workshops in human dynamics for the Volunteer Center of Tucson, VETSforVETS, Touch Point Connection and Pima Community College and lectured for the TEDs/Tucson program. Dr. Engs has a Bachelors degree in English and Creative Writing from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, a Masters degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Engs has written unpublished manuscripts to support his research on “The Rhythms of Leadership: How Music Affects our Lives”, “Frederick Remington’s Depiction of the Buffalo Soldiers” and “Peregrino Negroes: Wandering Blacks of the Spanish Colonial Period.” Dr. Engs began his study of the colonial period in America as a history major (later changed to English) at the College of William and Mary in 1967. He worked as a historical interpreter for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 1964-1969. Since 1983 Dr. Engs has researched the history of African Americans in the Southwest. From 1994-1998 he lectured state wide on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers for the Arizona Humanities Council. For the past four years he has been researching the history of African peoples in the Spanish Colonial period from 1519-1821. Dr. Engs has been a member of the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation for the past two years and participated actively in their Living History program. He has also presented a lecture on Blacks in Spanish Colonial Period for the African America Reads program and the Tucson Urban League Literacy Program and will continue to lecture state wide as an Arizona Humanities Council Scholar from 2012 through 2014. Most recently Dr. Engs co-authored $10,000 grants to the Arizona Humanities Council and the National Park Service for a project entitled:”Friday at the Fort” to bring colonial history of Arizona to elementary school children. As a volunteer for the Tucson Presidio Trust, Dr. Engs hopes to bring this little known period of history of Black people and their extensive contributions to the settlement of the southwest to a broader audience.
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