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Marcel Bolboaca-Negru



Marcel Bolboaca-Negru

Adjunct Faculty

Academic Affairs
Pacific Oaks College

I was born and raised in Romania under the austere conditions of the communist regime. Since I was a little child, I always heard my teachers whispering on the wonders of the "American Dream," and in the summer of 2000, I had the opportunity to come to the United States in my pursuit of happiness. Soon after my arrival, I joined the army and continue to serve this beautiful country that welcomed my family with open arms. I have been married for the last 20 years with my amazing wife Sorina, and together we have two beautiful and intelligent children, Alesandra (13 years old) and Darian (15 years old). While balancing the academic career with the professional obligations as an active-duty officer, I am mostly stationed overseas in Europe, where I safeguard the best interests of the United States.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Ph.D. Walden University, Minneapolis, MN 2013
Master of Science Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 2009
Bachelor of Science University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 2008
Associate of Arts University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 2007
Associate of Arts (French) Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA 2019
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Society for Human Resource Management
Member Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA)
Advisory Council Certified Translation Professional (CTP)
Translator, United States
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Career/Workplace Issues Employee Development, Engagement, Motivation
Critical Thinking General Expertise
Leadership Transformational Leadership
Social Justice Education

Research in Affirmative Action Policies in the Military Promotion System

Professional Skills
Leadership, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Behavior