Dr. Patricia Schmaltz holds a bachelor's degree in Adult Vocational Education, and a master's degree in Instructional Technology, both from the University of West Florida. Her doctorate is in Management and Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix (UoP).
Patricia has always worked with veterans. Her personal connection stems from her father, aunt and (2) uncles serving in WWII, and continues with her husband (retired U.S. AFSOC pilot) and 2 sons (who served as USMC in OIF). Professionally, Patricia has provided professional training services to the military, first developing and delivering computer and network training as a DoD contractor, and more recently as an Adjunct Professor for ERAU in the Management tract of courses. She has also provided Instructional System Design (ISD) work for a non-profit organization, recently developing course-ware on a cognitive behavioral therapy plan for those suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
During her instructional career on computers, Patricia held several Microsoft level certifications. Patricia has over 18 articles published by PC Magazine LAN Labs, and 8 course manuals produced for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for their computer/network training programs. Her dissertation topic is titled "Combat to Corporate: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study on Injured Veterans", exploring how severely injured veterans transition to civilian careers. She has also written training manuals for use by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Additionally, Patricia served as a Director of Marketing for a DoD contractor, specializing in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Services. This work led to her developing training programs delivered to both U.S. military and civilian bomb squads across the country. Her stint as Marketing Director also involved delivering presentations at conferences in the States and in the UK, and representing the company at various marketing events.
- D.Mgt. - Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix
- M.Ed. - Master of Education in Instructional Technology, University of West Florida
- B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies/Vocational Program Development, University of West Florida
- MGMT 314: Human Resource Management
MGMT_314 Human Resource Management
MSLD_635 Organizational Change
- Evaluating the Way Forward in Online Student Engagement. , Publications (2018)
Combat to Corporate: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study on Injured Veterans
Enthusiastic and ethical team builder with 31 years of Marketing, Training Program Management, building client relationships, creating and developing opportunities, budget alignment, contracting, and leadership skills, and doing so with an appreciation of diversity. Over 25 years of experience in business analysis: providing marketing strategies, budget management, training development, instruction and course delivery in diverse environments. Professional and personal skills include:
Multi-Faceted Marketing Expertise / Business Development / Product and Services Management /
US Government & International Connections
Human Performance Technology / Program Management / Advanced IT Skills
Relevant Professional Experience
Owner of Cottage Consulting Group, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), 2013 – Present
Specializing in providing government and military educational services. Technical writing skills with extensive proposal writing and contract management skills. Innovative and empowering team builder with proven record of effective communications, marketing analysis, training and leadership skills, resulting in improving business relationships and effectiveness. In Business Analyst role providing: performance improvements, change management, knowledge sharing, leadership training, along with prioritization analysis, and resolution of challenges adversely affecting operating performance. Published writer and editor of technical articles, instructional manuals, marketing content, government proposals and resumes. Skilled at course-ware development on a variety of platforms. Have worked with DHS, ATF and DoS along with other government agencies and military units.
Director of Marketing – A-T Solutions, Fredericksburg, VA 2005 – 2013
Directed business strategic planning to include: budget management, promotion of training and products, and creating proposals for contract awards. Business relationship management of international partners and thousands of clients. Represent company at industry briefings and business development strategy meetings. Managed team projects and analyzed existing information on anti-terrorism business pursuits through operational leadership in both federal and commercial markets to include international operations. Instrumental in former company achieving a 3-year compound annual growth rate of 45%, increasing revenue to over $100 million in 2009, resulting in a win of the several very prestigious awards while strengthening alliances to support their financial and global growth plans.
Owner of Wallacepa Training and Consulting, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) 1988 to 2005
Worked with Special Program Offices (SPOs) on Eglin’s weapon systems, aiding in contractual support and business analysis. Providing technical network support for customers on Eglin and Hurlburt AF bases. Diverse accomplishments included: testing and recommending purchases of IT products, sustaining network operations, responding to stakeholders with solutions. Team member of a two-member team tasked to perform systems analysis support for enhancing the overall system of the AFSOC LAN (Air Force Special Operations Command, Local Area Network). Solutions provided involved analytical techniques, manpower studies, documentation and briefing of findings to high level officials.
Created and administered a wide variety of software classes throughout U.S. military installations in Europe and Great Britain, and the United States. Managed all aspects of training coordination and configured software in territory encompassing multiple European countries. Tested and analyzed numerous LAN software packages, performed benchmark tests, and then wrote the reviews for PC Magazine. Published writer / editor of technical IT reviews with extensive experience in software testing, analyzing instructional needs, and creating online documentation. Assessed LAN software products resulting in the companies making the necessary enhancements.
Doctorate in Management & Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix - 2011
Master Degree in Instructional Technology, Magna cum Laude, University of West Florida – 2004
B.S in Vocational Education Program Development, Magna cum Laude, University of West Florida – 2002
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. 1980 – 1984
Ready to Travel, Secret Security Clearance Eligible
Memberships and Credentials
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Air Commando Association
International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators