Karl Klicker

Adjunct Professor

Karl D. Klicker brings a unique mix of academic credentials and extensive military and private sector experience. Retiring in 1995 from the Marine Corps after 22 years as an intelligence officer, Klicker managed enterprise-wide training programs at General Motors in Detroit, in NASA's astronaut training program at Johnson Space Center, and with ENRON Energy Services in Houston. Following ENRON's collapse in 2001, Klicker stood up a management consulting practice in Houston then accepted a recall to active duty in the Marine Corps in 2005. During three years back in uniform, he served as a course director at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Virginia Beach and as an intelligence officer with Multi-National Forces – West headquarters at Fallujah in Iraq. He retired from the Marine Corps again in 2008 and since then has provided intelligence and strategy support as a contractor to the Department of Defense at MacDill Air Force Base. Klicker holds a doctorate in education with a concentration in organizational psychology (Ball State), a masters in education (USC – Los Angeles), a masters in entrepreneurship (Univ of South Florida) and a bachelor's degree in english (Texas A&M). He has taught as an adjunct professor with more than a dozen universities since 1984, is a published author, and in 2012 launched Vade Mecum Publishing Group based in Tampa, FL.