Dr. Michael K. Lima holds a B.S. degree in aviation administration from State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale, an M.B.A. degree in human resources from Baker College, Michigan, and a Doctor of Business Management (D.B.A.) degree from the Center for Graduate Studies, Baker College, Michigan. His doctoral dissertation titled "Effective transfer of military training to the civilian workforce of enlisted personnel” emphasized applied research in business administration.
In 2019, Dr. Lima joined the UMUC Asia division in Okinawa, teaching in the MBA program. He has previously taught undergraduate courses in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, and Leaders. He currently serves in the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer with 21 years of service.