Dr. Alexander F. Hickethier was the vice president of Maritime Institute Inc. for Curriculum Development and International and Academic Affairs. He is an approved instructor of 23 Marine/STCW US Coast Guard (USCG) approved courses, designed and implemented 25 USCG-approved Maritime courses, 7 of which are approved e-Learning courses, and authored or co-authored 15 maritime textbooks. He holds a BBS and MBA from National University, San Diego, California, and a Ph.D. in Shipping and Transportation Management from the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Dr. Hu Jia-Shen is the associate professor of the Shipping Technology Department at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He is an approved Maritime Education and Training instructor who holds the certificates of Marine Navigation Instructor, GMDSS Instructor, ARPA Radar Instructor, Full Mission Shiphandling Instructor, Cargo Handling Instructor (Tanker, LNG, LPG and Chemical Carrier; the Diplomas of ISO 9000 Internal Audit, STCW In-service Assessment, STCW Course Design Workshop, etc. He holds a Ph.D. Degree from Australian Maritime College.

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