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B.A.S. Instructors Biographies

Russell Wright


Russell Wright, Faculty – Business, Technology and Workforce

  • B.A., English, North Adams State College
  • M.S., Information Technology, Capella University
  • Ph.D., Information Technology, Capella University

Russell Wright is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He has many years of experience working with Informational Technology in different industries. He has worked as an Enterprise Software Developmental Lead with Fortune 500 companies such as Arthur Andersen, Franklin Templeton, Tech Data and Verizon. In 2010, while completing his doctoral degree, he began working as an Adjunct instructor teaching Information Technology for both St. Petersburg College and Strayer University. Recently he led the software development efforts for Stetson College of Law, Gulfport, Fla. and in 2013 he joined CF as program lead for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Ginger Cruze

Ginger Cruze, Adjunct

  • B.S., Business Management, University of Tennessee
  • Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
  • MBA., Saint Leo University

Ginger Cruze is an adjunct instructor at CF for both the Business and Teacher Education divisions. She is also the Early College coordinator and instructional coach at West Port High School. She has taught at the middle and high school levels and was Marion County’s Vocational Reading Coach for three years. She previously worked with CF in various full-time staff positions for 11 years, and began as an adjunct in 1998. She was also the former director of Institutional Research which she left in 2000 to pursue secondary level teaching.

Curt Bromund

 Curt Bromund, Adjunct

  • M.B.A, University of Florida
  • Certified Senior Professional, Human Resources
  • C.E.O, Childhood Development Services, Inc.

Mr. Bromund is currently the CEO of Childhood Development Services, Inc. (CDS). Working for CDS since 1999 he served in various leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Director of Human Resources. Prior to CDS, Mr. Bromund managed operations for Financial Independence Network Limited – ranked #63 on the Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing privately held corporations in the United States. He holds an MBA from the University of Florida and has a solid background in Human Resources as a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Mr. Bromund also consults for for-profit and nonprofit companies through his management consulting firm, Bromund Consulting Group, LLC.

Judith Downer

Judith Downer, FacultyBusiness, Technology and Workforce

  • B.S., Animal Science, Rutgers University
  • M.S., Animal Science, University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D., Animal Nutrition, University of Delaware

Judith Downer joined CF in 2005 as associate professor of Equine Studies and currently she is a full-time faculty and program facilitator for Equine Studies at the college. She has worked in technical support and research for Church & Dwight Company and in pharmaceutical development at American Cyanamid Company where she was later promoted to manager, Global Clinical Research. In 1999, she became director of Clinical Research for Nutramax Laboratories. In 2001, she formed Serengeti Consulting to assist smaller companies with clinical development and regulatory affairs for veterinary pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. In addition to winning many medals and trophies as a horsewoman, she is a professional trainer and USEF dressage judge.


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