Our Founders

Dr. Mark Adkins, Ph.D. is a leader in technical development as well as collaboration and e-learning. As the Director of Research at the Center for the Management of Information at the University of Arizona, he orchestrated large scale multi-million dollar research projects around the globe with industry, government departments and agencies.  Mark now owns AK Collaborations, LLC and is improving organizations with efficient operations through collaboration.  Mark earned his degree from the University of Arizona in Communication and Information Systems. Dr. Adkins provides considerable knowledge in the delivery of curriculum to our effort.
 
 
Dr. Edwin Dawson, Ph.D. has been in education for over 30 years and creates course materials as well as directs and produces content. His teaching experience spans 4th grade to graduate students and his administrative experience ranges from being the Diving rector of Research in a tribal college, to Executive Director of Federal Programs and Research in a Pre-K to 12 district in the Southwest Sunnyside Unified School District.  Dr. Dawson enhances Educators Retirement Playbook's site content by viewing all material from the perspective of the educator and lends his expertise on how people learn.
 
 
The members of the Arizona 403(B) Professionals group provided content expertise.  Consisting of leading Financial Advisors in the State of Arizona, this group offered their considerable knowledge in the development of educational materials and curriculum to the site.  This group has an unmatched experience in guiding members of the educational community through the maze of financial issues specific to their needs.