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Michael Laverty

Dr. Michael “Mike” Laverty


How I Might Be Able to Assist

Please contact with any questions related to Six Sigma or Quality Management where I can assist. I am a passionate veteran dissertation chair who focuses upon the Voice of the Student!

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

I lead an Autism Foundation with my church focused upon advocating for those affected by this disability!



Ed.D Organizational Leadership, Novasoutheastern University Magna Cum Laude
MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, Business/Project Management Magna Cum Laude
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
BA, University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught at CCG

Quality Management, Six Sigma

Courses Taught Elsewhere

Jack Welch Management Institute- Operations Management

Colorado State Global University –Project Management/Organizational Leadership

Professional Experience

Venture Capital Equity Partner-Solid Waste Industry
Strategic business analyst—acquiring underperforming companies and deploying Six Sigma for turnaround

Waste Management Inc—Vice President of Operations Responsible for operational service excellence

Publications and Lectures


WebEx Presentation West Virginia/Ohio Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute
“Six Sigma Methodology, Theory, Practice and Results’
May 2017
Audience—PMP practitioners

WebEx Presentation National Graduate School of Quality Management
“Doctoral Student Success: Engagement, Drive and Motivation”
February 2017
Audience—First term doctoral students

WebEx Presentation National Graduate School of Quality Management
Dissertation Success: Steven Covey—Begin with the End in Mind
December 2016
Audience: Doctoral Students Beginning the Journey

Speaking Engagements

“The Challenge of Special Needs Education in the Contemporary Learning Environment and Educational Leadership Challenges”
July 2016
Audience: Public and Private School Educators Tampa Bay Area


Doctoral Dissertation—Novasoutheastern University “A Survey of Method Efficacy toward Development of Expressive Language in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder” May 2013

White Papers in Process

A Quantitative Research Study to Determine the Effects of Synchronous Learning Enhancements Toward Driving Student Success in Graduate and Doctoral Degree Programs (Currently in survey June, 2017)

Student Engagement in Learning Virtually and Driving to Success-Key Factors from Benchmarking Best Practices (Currently in process – expected completion October, 2017)

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