Dr. Kotz is a career educator with education and business expertise. This includes working with high school, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the areas of management, leadership, operations, strategy, statistical analysis and doctoral research preparation. Prior to his teaching career, he was a reinsurance actuary in both life and property casualty insurance. He also served as a manager for customer service at North American Life and Casualty prior to his education pursuits, and department chair for General Education at Anoka Hennepin Technical College.
He serves as an executive coach specializing in Myers-Briggs, 360 Degree Review assessments and counsel to those in crisis or career transition. He has written articles in the area of teaching leadership and the unique characteristics of individuals who are considered effective in what they do. Dr. Kotz's teaching philosophy is unique in that many students in his ethics, organizational effectiveness and statistics courses would say "I think I'm in a philosophy course" as he takes a broader view of the mechanics of these disciplines and how it enables value-based decision making. Currently, he teaches doctoral courses in preparation of literature review, methodology, results, conclusions and recommendations for business, education and health care in the Doctorate in Education - Leadership program. Dr. Kotz also assists students in preparing research, defense of and presentation of dissertations/theses and performance results studies in Education, Business, National Security, Leadership, Social Justice and Health Care Management. This involves working with students over a 3-4 year period to complete their life's work.
He has written three books, Profiles in Kindness – Stories of Inspiration & Everyday Leadership (2020), Something Happened Today (2018), and Personality, Gender & Learning Styles (2014).