Faculty & Staff

Multiple industry leaders, many of whom are cannabis pioneers, lend their expertise on the legal, logistical, political, and economic perspectives of working with the cannabis plant for every learning path. We place subject-specific experts for each individual subject, ensuring you receive instruction from expert practitioners in each field, rather than one person teaching across multiple subjects. Our instruction is based on mastery of content, not just “personalities”.

We have a diverse instructional staff that will identify and explain your responsibilities and risks, help you bridge to new resources, and get you prepared to apply your skill set to work in the cannabis industry. We write and update curriculum with your learning outcomes in mind, identifying what you need to know in addition to what you want to know.

Horticulture instructors have a minimum of 20 years experience with cultivating the cannabis plant before they teach for Oaksterdam University. Lawyers experienced in the nuances of cannabis law, both defense and business, teach multiple legal classes for your benefit, saving you thousands in consultation fees. Each subject matter brings you a different expert to share ideas about best practices, opportunities and next steps.

Richard Lee

Richard Lee

Founder
Instructor:
Advocacy, Cannabusiness, Horticulture, Politics & History

Dale Sky Jones

Dale Sky Jones

Executive Chancellor
Instructor:
Science, Business Management, Economics, Politics & History, Civics 101

Dr. Aseem Sappal

Dr. Aseem Sappal

Provost & Dean of the Faculty
Professor:
Business, Science, Economics, Civics 101

Amanda Conley

Amanda Conley

Instructor: Intellectual Property

Amanda N. Connor

Amanda N. Connor

Professor: Nevada Legal 101

Chad Gilmore

Chad Gilmore

Instructor: Methods of Ingestion: Extracts

Chris Conrad

Chris Conrad

Instructor: Politics & History

Dave McCullick

Dave McCullick

Instructor: Patient Relations, Procurement & Allocation, Dispensary Operations, Business Management

Debby Goldsberry

Debby Goldsberry

Instructor: Patient Relations, Procurement & Allocation, Dispensary Operations, Business Management

Ed Breslin

Ed Breslin

Instructor: Topicals

Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal

Instructor: Horticulture 102

Edie Lerman, Esq

Edie Lerman, Esq

Professor: Legal 101, Cultivation Law

Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling

Professor: Politics & History

Felicia Shaw

Felicia Shaw

Instructor: Topical Applications

James Anthony, Esq.

James Anthony, Esq.

Instructor

James Clark, Esq.

James Clark, Esq.

Professor: Legal 101, Civics 102

James Silva, Esq

James Silva, Esq

Professor: Legal 101, Civics 102

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Instructor: Horticulture, Advocacy, Methods of Ingestion: Extracts

Joey Ereneta

Joey Ereneta

Lead Horticulture Instructor
Horticulture 101 & Horticulture 102

John Geluardi

John Geluardi

Instructor: Economics

Kristin Nevedal

Kristin Nevedal

Instructor: Outdoor Horticulture

Kali Grech, Esq

Kali Grech, Esq

Professor: Legal 101 and Civics 102

Kyle Kushman

Kyle Kushman

Instructor: Horticulture, Veganics

Lauren Vazquez, Esq

Lauren Vazquez, Esq

Professor: Legal Business Structures, Legal 101, Civics 102

Luke S. Zimmerman

Luke S. Zimmerman

Professor: Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, and Trademarking

Matthew Abel

Matthew Abel

Professor: Legal

Mel Frank

Mel Frank

Special Instructor

Michael “Big Mike” Parker

Michael “Big Mike” Parker

Lead Horticulture Technician

Mike Whitty

Mike Whitty

Professor: Advocacy

Natalie Darves, M.B.A.

Natalie Darves, M.B.A.

Professor: Sustainability, Soil Science and Organics, Outdoor Horticulture, and Irrigation

Nicole Howell Neubert, Esq.

Nicole Howell Neubert, Esq.

Professor of MMRSA & Cannabusiness 102

Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano

Professor: Science

Paul Zukerberg

Paul Zukerberg

Instructor: Legal 101 Washington D.C.

Robert Raich, Esq

Robert Raich, Esq

Professor: Cannabusiness 102

Robyn Pierce

Robyn Pierce

Horticulture Instructor

Sandy Moriarty

Sandy Moriarty

Instructor: Methods of Ingestion: Cooking

Sarah Schrader

Sarah Schrader

Instructor: Politics and History

Shabnam Malek

Shabnam Malek

Instructor