University of Central Florida
Adjunct Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Lecture topic: IDS 6148 Modeling, Simulation, Testing and Evaluation and IDS 6149 Human Systems Integration.
National Center For Simulation (NCS)
Chief Operating Officer
Supporting the promotion, protection, and growth of the Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T) community in Florida.
United States Department of Defense
Chief Scientist, STTC, Chief Engineer PEO STRI Command Group, Project Director, and Researcher
30 years of experience working in programs for the DoD in procurement and R&D. Business Development, senior advising, R&D innovation development linked to awarded competitive contracts, BAA, SBIR, OTA, and IDIQ contracting. Led or participated on 47 Source Selection Evaluation Boards (SSEBs). My various positions of increased responsibility on DoD projects included specializing in various modeling, simulation & training (MS&T) for increased human performance using technologies incorporated for training aids, devices, simulations, and simulators.
US Army Research Development Engineering Command
Chief of Operations and Branch Supervisor / Manager
Responsible for technical direction, infrastructure, and day-to-day operation of the Army facility at the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Simulation & Training Technology Center, Orlando, Florida. Additionally, managed $75M IDIQ with the University of Central Florida.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Longest serving member on the Team Orlando Board of Directors. Working alongside leaders from PEO STRI, NAWC-TSD, AFAMS, PM TRASYS, DHS, VA SimLEARN, and UCF. Plan, organize and provide strategic direction for the modeling and simulation activities at all levels on various projects with the US military/academia/industry which include: evaluating project requirements, creating innovative technical solutions, VIP briefings/demonstrations, developing effective training and ensuring quality service and compliance with targeted goals and objectives.
Central Florida STEM Education Council
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, is the key to our future careers. STEM encompasses almost everything in our daily lives. How we eat, communicate; solve problems, where we live, virtually all of the things we are exposed to, have been developed with a foundation of STEM knowledge. Think of the games we play after school: WII, Hlo, XBOX, how were these created? Will you be the creator of the Next Big Thing?
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Florida’s High Tech Corridor spans 23 counties across the state, connected by three research universities, more than 20 local and regional economic development organizations, 14 community and state colleges, 12 regional workforce boards, countless industry groups and the thousands of innovative companies that call this region home.
Dr. Finkelstein is the longest serving member on the Team Orlando Board of Directors. Holding steadfast to their single goal of improving human performance through simulation, Team Orlando is a unique collaborative alliance formed by U.S. leading military modeling simulation training commands, and supplemented, supported and augmented by academic and industry leaders in the modeling and simulation, human performance and training domains.