Harry Talbot, MA


Professor Talbot has worked in Education, not-for-profit, and military management. His primary areas of interest are public policy, program development, budget, compliance and evaluation.
He has been in education management, primarily in the field of public policy, program management, and compliance since 1995, working in capacities ranging from school site specially funded program management to program management and compliance oversight.
He is presently with the Beyond the Bell Division of Los Angeles Unified where he manages grant funded after school programs at over 600 schools. In this position he is responsible for program oversight, compliance with state and federal regulations, program evaluation and policy recommendations.
Professor Talbot has also operated his own business as a consultant, evaluator and grant writer, working with clients to improve program and fiscal management and secure program funding.
He retired from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of Colonel following 31 years of active and reserve service. His last assignment was as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California where he was responsible for advising the Center Commander on issues related to the utilization of reserve forces, Space Shuttle recovery, emergency response management environmental issues and Budget. His career also included assignments in Information Management, Transportation, Security Police, and Air Base Wing management.
He has been teaching at CLU with ADEP since 2007.


M.A., Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA, Public Policy, 1977
B.A., San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Political Science, 1976

Air War College, 1993
Air Command and Staff College, 1987
Squadron Officers School, 1981




California Lutheran University, Adult Degree Education Program

Theory & Practice of American Gov, Political Science 102 (2006 - Date)
World Civilizations, History 101(2007 - 2009)
The Era of the Civil War: slavery to Civil Rights, Hist. 326 (2008)

Community College
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Human Relations in the Workplace, 1988 - 1992

Adult Education
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Civics and GED, 1988 - 1993
Metropolitan Adult Education, San Jose
Government, 1977 - 1979

Research Interests
Program Evaluation as a tool for shaping Public Policy


2006 - Date, Administrative Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Division
Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

• Manage a $100,000,000 budget and 15 staff members to implement monitor and evaluate Federal and State funded before and after school programs in 600 Elementary, Middle and High Schools
• Develop contracts with Community Based Organizations to partner with school sites to implement educational and enrichment programs
• Develop program and audits related to program compliance issues Collect and analyze data for short and long range planning and program evaluation
• Review and assist in the development of recommendations for pending legislation

2005 - 2006, Coordinator, SB-1X Programs, Division of Specially Funded Programs,
Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

• Assist in the implementation of the Public Schools Accountability Act (SB-1X) in accordance with district policies, procedures goals and objectives
• Provide central coordination, monitoring and evaluation of budgetary and programmatic data from funded programs
• Collect and analyze data for short and long range planning and program evaluation
• Reviewed and assisted in the development of recommendations for pending legislation

2004 - 2005, Specialist, Program/Fiscal Accountability, Division of Special Education,
Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

• Collect and monitor data to coordinate resource allocation and services related to special education programs
• Participate in the development and revision of comprehensive policies and procedures related to the allocation of Special Education resources

1997- 2004, Coordinator Specially Funded Programs, Madison Middle School
Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

• Worked with parents, community and school staff to develop required plans as directed by federal, state and district directives
• Oversaw the development and execution of an $800,000 + budget to insure compliance with federal, state and district guidelines.
• Led specially-funded program through state and district compliance audits

1994 - 1997 Mc Clay Middle School Dean - Student Services
1993 - 1994 Van Nuys Middle School Dean
1990 - 1993 Van Nuys Middle School Teacher - Social Studies


Military - Reserve
1999 - 2004 Mobilization Assistant to the Commander (0-6) AFSC 90G0, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, CA,
Provided senior staff support to the Commander, staff, and operational units related to the formulation and implementation of plans and policy affecting over 14,000 people with a budget of $870+ million
• Served as Senior Air Force Spokesperson to key political & community groups at the federal/state/local and Department of Defense levels
• Directed formulation of Center position on key public policy issues related to environmental clean-up
• Responsible for planning and execution for Space Shuttle Recovery at Edwards AFB; served as Department of Defense Project Manager
• Conduct studies associated with the development of future missions for the Flight Test Center and the reserve program.
• Managed Flight Test Center response to security incidents, accidents and natural disasters; served as Alternative Battle Staff Director and Battle Staff Trainer

1993 - 1999 Individual Mobilization Augmentee (0-6) to 95th Air Base Wing Commander AFSC 030C0 , Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Provided senior staff support to the Commander 95 ABW in establishing policies for civil engineering, communications, mission support, security, law enforcement, acquisition security, supply, transportation, resource management, medical, chapel and service
• Commanded 2,500 person Air Base Wind during the absence of the active duty commander
• Served as Primary On-Scene Commander during responses to security incidents, accidents and natural disasters
• Directed Public Safety Services for major public events at Edwards AFB
• Directed 163 person Wing reserve component, insured properly trained individuals were available to augment active duty forces
• Directed Operational Readiness Inspection preparation team, provided base wide training and evaluation

1990 - 1993 Individual Mobilization Augmentee (0-5) to 6500th Security Police Squadron AFSC 08116, Edwards Air Force Base, CA
• Provided senior staff support to the Commander in establishing policies for law enforcement, security and resource protection for a numbered Air Force equivalent, covering 310,000 acres and 22,000 personnel


1982 - 1990 IMA, 95th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards AFB
1976 - 1982 Transportation Officer, 261st Combat Communications Squadron
California Air National Guard (AFSC 06051)

Military - Active Duty

1970 - 1973 Computer Operator (E-5) US Army

Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Air Force Commendation Medal (1)




"Making Value-added Analysis Your Best Friend - An Administratrator & Policy Maker's Guide to Using Value-Added Analyses For Program Improvement, " California Educational Research Association, San Diego, 2010

"Promoting Evaluation Use through District-Evaluator Collaboration:Examples from LAUSD's After School Programs," California Educational Research Association, San Diego, 2010

"Take Action LA Style: A Journey Towards High School Best Practices," National AfterSchool Association & After School Alliance, Washington DC, 2010


Santa Barbara City College - Plan for the Future
- Santa Barbara College, 1985

Military and Civilian - Networking for Delinquency Prevention
- California Correctional News - 1984

Juvenile Diversion: Prospects for Continuation
- Claremont Graduate School, 1977



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