Dr. 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 leadership 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.
During his time at CLU, 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."
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Gillies has a wealth of experience in the area of Organizational Development, Organizational Leadership, Sports Team Development, Field Leadership, and Equal Opportunity Program development.
He has provided speaking engagements for organizations including law enforcement, federal government agencies, small business development, and career counseling groups.
Doctorate in Industrial/Organizaitonal Psychology
Alliant International University
Master of Arts, Psychology
United States International University
Bachelor of Science
University of the State of New York
More than 21 years experience in organizational development with the United States Navy, retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Continued his career in the US Navy as the Navy's Senior Transition Program Specialist developing programs to help Sailors obtain successful employment upon release from the Navy.
Bruce has been teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate level with University of Laverne, Webster University, Park University, Crichton College, United States International University, and Central Texas College.
Full Time Faculty