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Joey Zhou Interviews Dr. Johnny Rock at HTTV USA (Channel 31.2) Studios

Dr. Johnny Rock and TV host Joey Zhou shake hands during the interview at HTTV USA studios

Los Angeles, California, USA. 3rd November, 2022. TV host Joey Zhou interviewed entrepreneur/educator Dr. Johnny Rock (John Mendola) at HTTV USA (Channel 31.2) studios about his upcoming projects and the newest programs he is offering to help young people and students prepare for college at his University Curriculum for Independent Learning (UCIL). UCIL is dedicated to offering high-quality university preparation courses at an affordable prices for students, offering online and hybrid courses that are the same courses taught at universities throughout the United States.

Dr. Johnny Rock and TV host Joey Zhou prepare for the interview before filming

Dr. Johnny Rock began his career as a musician and then got involved in the music business organizing concerts and producing events. He was the Marketing Director for IRL Music Group and served as an artist representative that helped propel the band Wishbone to international acclaim, including having a #2 hit in Europe. In addition, his dedication and tireless work ethic were instrumental in hosting successful stadium concert appearances for such talents as Jose Feliciano, Lisa Stansfield and various Asian Pop Artists.

Dr. Johnny Rock and TV host Joey Zhou

He later went on to pursue a career in business, starting many companies in the United States and Asia which have brought him success and expertise that he now teaches to young people. He is the Founder of the University Curriculum for Independent Learning, Founder & Chief Financial Officer of the Irvine International Academic Academy, Founder of Johnny Rock Music Group, and Managing Director of IRM Consulting Group, Inc. Additionally, he serves as a Professor of Business & Education at Westcliff University in Irvine, and has experience teaching at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Irvine Valley College, and other institutions.

Dr. Johnny Rock and TV host Joey Zhou

In addition to being an entrepreneur and educator, Dr. Johnny Rock has also spent many years in colleges and universities as a student, acquiring many degrees and academic credentials:

DBA. Doctor of Business Administration , Liberty University, Expected Completion 2023

Doctor of Ministry - Biblical Studies (DMIN), Liberty University, 2021

EDS., Education Specialist, University of Western Georgia 2016 | 3.55 GPA

Six Sigma, University of California, Irvine, 2016

Ph.D., Theology, Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary 2015

Master of Theology, Liberty University, 2014

MBA-Master of Business Administration, Liberty University, 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Theology, CCBC, 2011 | 3.76 GPA

AS, Global Business, Saddleback College, 2011

AA, Humanities, Irvine Valley College, 2010

AA, Liberal Studies, Irvine Valley College, 2009

Dr. Johnny Rock and TV host Joey Zhou

Johnny is the published author of numerous books including “Getting That Record Deal: The Backdoor Approach”, which is currently available through and iTunes. Regarding language proficiency, John currently speaks entry-level Mandarin Chinese, and plans to continue with advanced Chinese language training in the coming years. One of Dr. Johnny's latest projects is an upcoming record album that he is producing with some well-known musicians that is due to release in 2023.

Dr. Johnny Rock

As a well-rounded and highly successful business professional, Johnny offers students a real-world, hands-on experience in all facets of business planning, e-commerce and traditional marketing, sales, staff training and growth, branding, and contract negotiations. Johnny has developed the insightful and powerful “3Rs” business philosophy of Rapport, Respect and Relationships which he teaches at his university. Dr. Johnny states, "Most University Professors teach from a textbook, whereas I make the textbook come to life by incorporating my real-world experiences into the classroom."

Dr. Johnny Rock and TV host Joey Zhou with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang joining by video conference to meet Dr. Johnny Rock

After the filming of the interview, Dr. Johnny Rock had the opportunity to talk with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang from his art studio in Beijing, China. As Dr. Johnny speaks Mandarin, he and Jiannan Huang were able to have a conversation in Chinese and talk about their projects in the art and academic world.

LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang

Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Western oil painting and Chinese ink. He is the first Blue-chip artist established by the LABA International Art Festival, and won first place as the LABA-MIMV Most Influential and Valuable Artist in the world on September 29, 2022. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with sales of $29 million. Jiannan Huang holds several positions - Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family. In 2021, he was given an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch, and received the RSSG "Master of Arts" Award in 2022.

TV host Joey Zhou and Dr. Johnny Rock at HTTV USA studios

TV host Joey Zhou and Dr. Johnny Rock at HTTV USA studios in front sign for China TV Media Group (USA), Inc.

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