Gene W. Heck, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in economics and three master's degrees at the University of Michigan, with master's degrees at Golden Gate University and the University of Jordan as well.
He served as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer for many years, with U.S. Army reserve tours in Ethiopia, Turkey, and Jordan. Due to his skill in mastering the Arabic language, he spent a good deal of his time in the Middle East, where he still resides today.
Throughout his career, Dr. Heck has won several national awards for the design of state and local economic development programs. Currently, he is a senior business development economist operating in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East. He also serves as adjunct professor of government and history with the University of Maryland.