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CDU welcomes Dr. Jon Gary, MFA, EdD who joins us as the new Director of Learning and Development, with primary responsibilities directing the functions of CDU’s training and development function(s).
Dr. Gary will engage in curriculum and development, standard policy implementation, group learning/meeting strategies and execution, and management of CDU’s University wide learning management system. He will also establish collaborative working relationships and initiatives with various CDU departments, the Executive Management Team, and the Senior Management Team.
A native of Seattle Washington, Dr. Gary has over 15 years of experience in training with and or facilitating development of adult learners from administration such as Toast Masters International, Boeing, Verizon, Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police, The California State Assembly, the City of Compton and The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Parent Teacher’s Association members.
In, 2013 Dr. Gary also served as an anti-bully researcher/contributor for the Department of Drug Enforcement Policy ( Executive Office of the President of the United States) under former Director Gil Kerlikowske (the current Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection).
Other Academic and or training roles included serving as the Core Certified Instructor at National University, Acting Associate Dean and Academic Coordinator for the Claremont University Consortium – The Office of Black Student Affairs (in support of two graduate universities, and five top tier ranked undergraduate universities, most notably Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College). He is a former K-12 educator (LAUSD), and sole proprietor of DrAntiBully LLC.
Dr. Gary serves as an advisor board member for The UEIS Workshop; a minority-owned Cloud based customizable content system for evaluation.
Dr. Gary earned his Doctorate in Education from Pepperdine University (Organizational Leadership), A Master in Fine Arts From the California Institute of the Arts (Film), and a Bachelor’s Degree University (Developmental Studies-Economics) from the University of California at Berkeley.
A former Associate Producer/staff writer for television Networks such as E! Entertainment and Nickelodeon, and a current freelance writer, Dr. Gary recently wrote a collaborative article for the 46th NAACP Image Award Magazine titled “The New Image of Comedy-The Modern Blackish Family”.
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