Peter Francis holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University, an M.B.A. from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University in Operations Management. Prior to joining Patten, Peter was the Program Manager for Undergraduate and Graduate Business at Western Governors University. Since 1996 he has been an adjunct business professor for the University of Phoenix, where he also served as Area Chair of eBusiness for two years. Peter is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Canyon State Academy, a home and school for 325 at-risk boys, located on a 173-acre campus in Queen Creek, Arizona. For fun, Peter enjoys watching movies with his wife and playing poker without her.