Product Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Dr. Stearns started his professional career as a Missile Technician serving onboard the ballistic missile submarine U.S.S. Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640) and is a veteran of 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. After the Navy he worked as a Field Service Engineer in the Semiconductor Industry for eight years before moving into the Biotechnology Industry. Dr. Stearns currently works at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. as a Product Specialist in the areas of cancer and genomics research. He is also a member of the Special Faculty for the Interdisciplinary Graduate School at Creighton University located in Omaha Nebraska.
Dr. Stearns received his MBA in Business Management from American Intercontinental University and a M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University. He has also been conferred a Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University after successfully defending his dissertation entitled “Formal and Informal Leadership on a High School Varsity Baseball Team: A Qualitative Study of Peer Leadership Effects on a Varsity Baseball Player’s Motivation and Sense of Team Cohesion”. Being a lifelong learner Dr. Stearns is currently enrolled in the M.S. in Regulatory Science program at The John’s Hopkins University.
Dr. Stearns is an avid fan of all sports and played baseball in high school and at a collegiate level. He is a certified Double-Goal Coach® with the PCA and has coached for over 20 seasons in Texas and Oregon for youth baseball players ranging in ages from 10 – 15 years old. Prior to moving back to Texas Dr. Stearns participated as the Vice President on the Executive Board with the Junior Baseball Organization for the state of Oregon where he was able to implement PCA certification for coaches within the organization.