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Jerry Houser, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5301
Jerry Houser, Ph.D., is the director of the Caltech Career Development Center. Prior jobs have included associate professor at APU; residential life, the volunteer center, and the career center at USC; youth minister, tennis instructor, carpenter, circus clown and ringmaster in a traveling circus; banker, door-to-door salesman, and bus driver. He has taught with APU almost annually beginning in 1973, and in APU’s Operation Impact/Master in Leadership and Organizational Studies (MLOS) Program for 14 years.


Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology and Higher Education Administration - University of Southern California
Master in Business Administration - University of Redlands
Master of Arts, Social Science with an emphasis in Student Development - Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Religion - Azusa Pacific University

Certificate of Engineering Management - Caltech Industrial Educational Center


  • School of Adult and Professional Studies


  • Counseling Psychology Specializing in Career Development
  • Educational Psychology and Higher Education Administration
  • Organizational Evaluations and Strategic Planning Programs
    Conducted seven extensive organizational evaluations and strategic planning programs
  • Student Development