Mickey Nakagome has worked for Grand Canyon University for the past 3 years. His background includes over 19 years of industry and U.S. Federal Government experience in Information Technology, as well as more than 7 years of experience teaching developmental mathematics and applied statistics courses. Mickey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on Software Engineering from the University of Toledo. He began his career as a Software Engineer at the Ford Motor Company. He moved to sunny Arizona to join Motorola as a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Engineer and Project Analyst. He also served at the Department of Homeland Security as a Program Analyst and a Lead Bilingual Information Specialist.
Mickey truly believes that all students can learn mathematics; basic and advanced. His philosophy is that a student having persistence, dedication, and a caring instructor will be very likely to succeed. He also strives to bring reality-based mathematical applications to his students in the classroom which makes learning more meaningful to his students. Mickey has served as an adjunct instructor for Arizona State University, Chandler Gilbert Community College, DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, and South Mountain Community College.