Professor Lorentz has earned degrees from the University of Florida, Barry University, and the University of Central Florida. He has been involved in healthcare since 1990. Prior to becoming a nurse he gained experience in community health education in the United States Peace Corps and pre-hospital emergency care as a paramedic. His clinical nursing experience includes in-patient critical care and hospital emergency departments. He was also an Assistant Nurse Manager in the emergency department. Professor Lorentz has been a full-time faculty member since 2005.