West currently serves as the Principal for West & Associates. In this role, he conducts organizational and other social science research and helps graduate students, by coaching them in their academic research efforts. He also conducts seminars and provide keynote addresses on research, leadership, and management topics.
West previously served Central Philippine University and Regent University in adjunct professor and researcher roles. At CPU, He taught in the MA, MBA, MS, and Doctor of Management programs and worked with the Director of Institutional Research and Vice President of Academic Affairs, in the fields of project development and management. At Regent University, he taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels that included work in the MBA, MS, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership programs.
At different periods, West served GP Strategies Corporation in the role of Principal Project Management / Training Specialist; most recently providing project schedule coordination, supervision, and other training administration work. Also, he worked in the sale and marketing of real estate, as a broker; and of office equipment, as a sales manager and senior account representative. Additionally, he served as a nuclear-trained mechanic (CPO) on submarines, in the US Navy, where he qualified as an Organization Effectiveness Consultant and trainer. He has further served in several churches in non-vocational positions, including those of Associate Pastor, Minister of Music/Worship, and Minister of Education.
West received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Excelsior College, Albany, New York; MSc in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and a PhD. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Virginia, USA. His specialties include Facilitation & Training, Curriculum Development, Cross-Cultural & Servant Leadership, Social Power Dynamics, Spiritual Formation, and Training Management