Michael Seda, associate professor of accounting/Charlotte and Raleigh campuses, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and MBA from St. John's University, Queens, ., doctorate in business education from New York University, and doctorate in business administration from Argosy University. Concurrent with business experience that spans more than 30 years is teaching experience that covers the depth of his professional expertise at such institutions as UNC-Chapel Hill, Fairleigh Dickinson University, North Carolina Central University and Campbell University, among others.
In 1940, the Medical Research Council in Britain proposed the use of a lightweight suit of armor for general use by infantry, and a heavier suit for troops in more dangerous positions, such as anti-aircraft and naval gun crews. By February 1941, trials had begun on body armor made of manganese steel plates. Two plates covered the front area and one plate on the lower back protected the kidneys and other vital organs. Five thousand sets were made and evaluated to almost unanimous approval - as well as providing adequate protection, the armor didn't severely impede the mobility of the soldier and were reasonably comfortable to wear. The armor was introduced in 1942 although the demand for it was later scaled down.  The Canadian Army in northwestern Europe also adopted this armor for the medical personnel of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division .