Professor Graff served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 till his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer in 2005. Approximately half of his Navy career was spent serving the Fleet Marine Force. While on active duty he utilized his military education benefits to earn a B.S. from UMUC, and his M.A. from Webster University. After retirement, he utilized his Post 9-11 G.I. Bill benefits to earn a M.S. from Troy University and he also completed additional work toward the PhD. As a result of his diverse educational background, Mr. Graff is cleared to teach a wide variety of courses in the ASTD, BMGT, GVPT and HRMN disciplines. He began working part time with UMUC Asia in an administrative capacity, started to teach as an Adjunct Instructor in 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor in 2014. He lives in Okinawa and has worked as a freelance writer and photographer with more than 200 published articles to his credit. Mr. Graff is a two time Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award Nominee and winner of the 2015 UMUC Teaching Recognition Award for Asia.