Bruce Gillies, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Business; Director, MBA Online; Director of Organizational Leadership Program

Office: Swenson Building Room 232
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Bruce Gillies comes to CLU with a varied career. After 22 years of active duty in the Navy-- spending time on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, engine rooms on destroyers, and several years in human resources, he retired in March of 2000 as a Master Chief (E9). Bruce has also held leadership positions in colleges and universities as Faculty Advisor and Acting Dean of Adult Education. He holds a Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University. His research interests are in career and leadership development as well as Sport Team development. Bruce Teaches courses in Business Statistics, Organizational Theory, Business Ethics, Leadership Theory and Practice, Behavior in Organizations, Foundations of I/O Psychology, and Organization Development.

Bruce was the director of the Adult Degree Evening Program (ADEP) from 2005 to 2010. During that time, the ADEP grew three new majors, expanded to two satellite sites, and experienced a 10% growth in admissions. He is currently the chair of the California Lutheran University Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Science major.  He has conducted scientific and applied research in organizational leadership, sport psychology, and organization development, and career development.

He has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in Leadership Development programs, organizational change initiatives, career development programs, organizational culture, and downsizing.

Executive Coaching, Team Building, Sports Leadership.  As an Organizational Development consultant, Bruce has worked with organizations ranging in size from 35 to 500,000 helping them developy systemic methods to improve retention, develop managerial leadership programs, and conduct intelligent downsizing endeavors.

Bruce has provided organizations with several training sessions on values based leadership, retention of key employees, career development processes and procedures, tuition reimbursement accounting, and shifting organizational cultures.  He has worked with athletic teams ranging from recreational sports to professional teams in improving mental skills. 

  • Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Alliant International University 
  • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, United States International University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, United States International University
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, University of the State of New York
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