Dr. Salemi did his graduate work at Southern Illinois University where he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1978. He is a licensed Psychologist in Illlinois and a member of the American Psychological Association. He was a Psychotherapist for six years and the Executive Director of the Jackson County Mental Health Center in southern Illinois for two years before he became a Management Consultant in 1981. In 1987, Dr. Salemi established his own consulting firm, Innovative Developmental Techniques, Ltd. (IDT) which is based in Chicago, Illinois and today serves clients worldwide. He specializes in conducting management assessments for selection and development for a wide range of business and industries. Dr. Salemi has appearanced on Chicago television programs, has been quoted in Crain's Chicago Business and The Wall Street Journal, and has presented his programs internationally.