Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
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Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti
Dr. degli Uberti was born in Casale Monferrato in 1955 and together with his wife, Dr. Maria Loredana Pinotti are the founders of the SCHOOL OF GENEALOGY, HERALDRY, AND DOCUMENTARY SCIENCES linked to the Escuela de Genealogía Heráldica y Nobiliaria of the Instituto Salazar y Castro of Madrid and affiliated with The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies of Canterbury. The school was founded December 3, 1995 and is located in Bologna (Italy), via C. Battisti n° 3 – 40123.
In addition, he is President/Chairman of International Commission for Orders of Chivalry (Stockholm 1960); Chairman of International Institute for the Study of Chivalric Orders; President of Federazione delle Associazioni Italiane di Genealogia, Storia di Famiglia, Araldica e Scienze Documentarie della Storia (Federation of Italian Associations of Genealogy, Family History, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences); President of Istituto Araldico Genealogico Italiano (Italian Institute of Heraldry and Genealogy); Secretary General and President of Commission for Prizes and Medals of the Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique (International Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldry); Director and Past President of Istituto Italiano per la Storia di Famiglia (Italian Institute for Family History); 2nd Vice President of Académie Internationale de Généalogie (International Academy of Genealogy) (France); Vice President of Associazione Possessori di Certificazioni rilasciate dal Corpo dei Re d’Armi di Spagna (Association of Owners of Certifications Issued by the Corps of Kings of Arms of Spanish Kingdom – under the Presidency of Don Vicente de Cadenas, Cronista Rey de Armas-Decano del Cuerpo); General Secretary of International Federation of Schools of Genealogy; General Secretary of Scuola di Genealogia, Araldica e Scienze Documentarie (School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences) (Bologna), Efective member of Académie Internationale d'Héraldique (International Academy of Heraldry). Past Member of the Comitato Scientifico del Ministero per i Beni Culturali ed Ambientali della Repubblica Italiana per il XXIII Congresso Internazionale di Genealogia e Araldica; Past Professor of Nobiliary Right of Escuela de Genealogía, Heraldica y Nobiliaria (CSIC – Madrid) and Professor of Genealogy of Italian School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences (Scuola di Genealogia, Araldica e Scienze Documentarie) (Bologna).
Scientific Reviews: Editor of Nobiltà, Rivista di Araldica, Genealogia, Ordini Cavallereschi (bimonthly of 640 pages every year); Il Mondo del Cavaliere, Rivista Internazionale sugli Ordini Cavallereschi - quarterly); Gens de Ubertis, Rivista della famiglia degli Uberti (quarterly).
VICE CHANCELLOR (HON.)
Dr. Maria Loredana Pinotti
Dr. Pinotti, along with her husband, Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti founded the School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences linked to the Escuela de Genealogía Heráldica y Nobiliaria of the Instituto Salazar y Castro of Madrid and affiliated to The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies of Canterbury. The school was founded December 3, 1995 and is located in Bologna (Italy), via C. Battisti n° 3 .She is also the President of Istituto Araldico Genealogico Sammarinese, General Secretary of International Commission for Orders of Chivalry (Stockholm 1960); General Secretary of Istituto Araldico Genealogico Italiano (Italian Institute of Heraldry and Genealogy); Italian and Sammarinse Representative of the Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique (International Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldry); General Secretary of Istituto Italiano per la Storia di Famiglia (Italian Institute for Family History); Efective member of of Académie Internationale de Généalogie (International Academy of Genealogy) (France); Secretary General of Associazione Possessori di Certificazioni rilasciate dal Corpo dei Re d’Armi di Spagna (Association of Owners of Certifications Issued by the Corps of Kings of Arms of Spanish Kingdom – under the Presidency of Don Vicente de Cadenas, Cronista Rey de Armas-Decano del Cuerpo); Director of Scuola di Genealogia, Araldica e Scienze Documentarie (School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences) (Bologna). Scientific Reviews: Secretary of Nobiltà, Rivista di Araldica, Genealogia, Ordini Cavallereschi (bimonthly of 640 pages every year); Il Mondo del Cavaliere, Rivista Internazionale sugli Ordini Cavallereschi - quarterly); and Consul of Portugal in San Marino.
Carl Edwin Lindgren, M.Ed., S.Ed. (U. Mississippi), D.Ed. (UNISA), F.C.P. (College of Teachers)
Lindgren is a former professor of History and Education at American Military University and works as a dissertation committee external examiner for PhDs at Trident University. He possesses degrees and diplomas from the College of Education, University of Mississippi (BAE, MEd, SEd), College of Teachers in London (FCP), UNISA (DEd), American Military University and several other schools.
Lindgren has written over 150 articles of which fifty are peer-review. He serves as Special Editorial Advisor, Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education; Editorial Corresponding Member, Almanach de Bruxelles (Brussels); Education Review Panel, The Educational Forum (journal of Kappa Delta Pi- 93-96); Editorial Board, Science Technology, the official journal of The London Institute of Science Technology (1998-); Advisory Board Member, H-History, H-Mideast-Medieval and H-SAfrica – H-NET Humanities & Social Sciences Online and biographical educational historian, New Dictionary of National Biography & American National Biography.
Lindgren’s genealogical and chivalric endeavors include:
Chivalric appointments have included: Historical researcher, Oureana Historical & Cultural Foundation (Portugal); Protocol Delegate, Organization Committee of the 600th anniversary of the Royal House of Bragança (Portugal); Special North American Liaison, Foreign Delegation for the visit of HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia to Portugal; Advisor for exchanges of dynastic orders and decorations between the Royal and Imperial Houses of Portugal, Egypt, Ethiopia and Georgia; Delegate, Prester John Association for Foreign Nobility of Portugal (Milan, Italy, 1 April 2006); Advisor, HRH Prince Hso Khan Pha of Yawnghwe on Shan Relief Matters (Burma); Secretary General, Royal Crown of Rwanda (Rwanda); Official Delegate (USA), the Unione Monarchica Italiana (Italy); and Chancellor, Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam (Sovereign – Crown Prince Bao Long of Paris).
Achievements in heraldry include:
Arms Badge Certification:
LaWanna Lease Blount, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., F.Coll.T.
Dr. Blount was one of the founders of a distance learning university, especially , the Center for Education and Literacy and the Division of Continuing and Professional Education of which she served as director. She founded the Bachelor of Arts in Genealogical Studies and with her colleague genealogists, the Master of Arts in Genealogical Studies at this university. Through her initiatives the Academic Council was founded, and she chaired this governance body for five years. Previously she taught sociology at Connors State College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, and taught in the graduate program of Human Resource Management at Chapman University, Carlsbad, California. She taught at the Western Australian College of Advanced Education (Edith Cowan University), in Perth, Western Australia where she was also the founder and chair of the Master’s Degree Program in Educational Administration. She was a Research Officer and an Education Officer with the Technical Education Division in Perth, Western Australia, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Her early career was spent teaching in Venezuela and Libya for Exxon Corporation. Dr. Blount has written and published two family history/genealogy books titled: The History of the Blount Family, Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, 2001 and The Leases and Related Families, Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, 1998. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, The National Genealogical Society, and the Texas State Genealogical Society. Dr. Blount is also a reviewer for the Belgrade Institute of Economic Sciences, Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education. She has presented papers and written many articles in education, educational administration, and genealogy. In 2006, she compiled the book, Notable Women of Polk County, Texas, sponsored by the Polk County American Association of Women (AAUW). Dr. Blount’s current book is Why I Became a Professional Genealogist, A Case Study, (of 91 professional genealogists}, Bloomington: iuniverse, Inc. (2009). In 2007, Dr. Blount was invited to participate in the “People to People” delegation to China of “Women in Higher Education”. Dr. Blount is also working as an external doctoral committee member at Touro University . Dr. Blount’s BS in Education is from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Her M.S. in Educational Administration and her Ph.D. in Higher Educational Administration and Sociology are from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER:
Donald E. Goff, BS, MA, Ph.D., DBA, F.Coll.T. (See professional description under Faculty (See index)
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Robert B. Fong, Sr. BGS, MPA, Ph.D.
Robert Fong started his academic career with an interest in Political Science and History at the University of Hawaii during the 1970s. He later attended Indiana University, earning his BGS, and immediately began earning his MPA in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs specializing in Public Management and Administration. His graduate education was interrupted by Desert Shield and Desert Storm when he was called up to active duty and sent to Saudi Arabia. After completing his degree work at Indiana, he took a position as a Compliance Officer with the US Department of Labor.
He later returned to school, earning his Ph.D. from Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration where he specialized in Homeland Security, with an emphasis on maritime security. He is deeply involved in his F&AM Lodge as its Secretary, as well as the Scottish Rite as a 32nd Deg. and the York Rite.
Robert became interested in heraldry and medieval English history after reading King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable; although during Arthur’s time, heraldry was not in use. This interest never left the 8 year old boy. Now Robert is seeking a proper education in Heraldry and Heraldic Art, combined with genealogical skills.
Heraldic Arts and Sciences, in particular:
American’s have a love hate relationship with things heraldic. This dichotomy grounded in the spirit of the American Revolution wanting to divest one’s self of aristocracy and things monarchial is at odds with the “ties that bind”; family that transcends political differences. The American’s strong desire to legitimize themselves with long standing family history is fascinating. The Coats of Arms perhaps says to the American that they came from families with standing. That is, the common Englishman certainly was not a Knight or a member of the Court. Why do American’s so love the idea of identifying with a Coat of Arms? I believe the question has not been answered and when it is, there may well be a desire to obtain legitimate arms.
Education in Heraldry
Robert has a keen interest in establishing a solid graduate curriculum in Heraldic Arts and Sciences. By doing so, the public is educated and come to the understanding that these are not just plaques from a dusty old chest, but that they are one’s identify that is more unique than their names. Knowledge is power and understanding.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICER
Antonio Cardona, M.P.A., M.A., CPM, CWDP, GCF
Mr. Cardona holds the Executive Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University and Master of Arts in Community Counseling from The College of New Jersey. He has been actively involved in diversity and race relations, and the development of anti-discrimination programming for over 10 years. Mr. Cardona is a native speaking Spanish language communicator and has served as an EEO Investigator for the State of New Jersey, including placeithin the Office of the Attorney General for assurance of compliance and diversity administration. He is a human resource professional with the New Jersey Department of Human Services and a Workforce Development Coordinator and Career Counselor. Mr. Cardona coordinates mediation scheduling and training for Union County and serves as a professional mediator with the court systems in Union and Somerset Counties. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology with Mercer County College, and an adjunct faculty member with the Human Resource Development Institute, Union County College. Mr. Cardona serves the State of New Jersey as a diversity expert, holds government certifications in EEO/AA, Diversity Programming.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Sandra Amerson, ACG
Sandra is our first graduate of the Accredited Certificate Program.
Dr. LaWanna Blount is the acting President and Co-Founder of the College, and would be pleased to assist any interested person