Dr. Scheifele is a Navy Vietnam and Cold war era veteran; submarine sonar and weapons officer/Navy Diver and Naval Oceanographer. He received his PhD in Animal Science and Hearing science from the University of Connecticut in 2003 and a medical elective from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He directed the Navy Marine Mammal Technology Program, was Head Trainer at Mystic Aquarium. He was awarded the Order of the Decibel by President George Bush Sr. for his work with marine mammal bioacoustics. He trained and handled narcotics and bomb dogs. He teaches animal bioacoustics, audiology physics, and human Neuroaudiology in the College of Allied Health Sciences, and neurology in the College of Medicine. He serves as the U.S. Special Forces and DOD / DHS subject matter expert (SME) on tactical military working dog audiology.