Gary Clifford, M.A.

Adjunct Professor, University College
Phone: (818) 406-7463
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Gary Clifford has professional experience in business, government, law enforcement, and education. Clifford has a passion for adult students striving to increase their knowledge and abilities in the workplace and is dedicated to those students and their success. His passion and enthusiasm for workplace excellence and stewardship help create a dynamic environment in the classroom. His experience as a local policy maker and law enforcement officer add to the classroom culture; peaking student’s academic interest and creating current and relevant topics to integrate into the academic goals. Clifford currently holds the position of executive vice president with a local environmental company, is a former elected official serving as mayor and city council member, and is a retired police officer. He holds California state licensing as a private investigator, private pilot, and is currently serving as a commissioner of the Selective Services Commission for our armed forces.


  • M.A., Organizational Management, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., Applied Management, Azusa Pacific University
  • A.S., Administration of Justice, Pasadena City College

Academic Area

  • University College


  • Attributes vs. experience
  • Business development
  • Human dynamics involved with organizational change
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Team building

Courses Taught

  • BMGT 301 – Dynamics of Group Behavior
  • BMGT 302 – Adult Development and Learning Assessment
  • BMGT 303 – Introduction to Research Methodology
  • BMGT 304 – Organizational Analysis
  • BMGT 307 – Managerial Communication
  • BMGT 408 – Introduction to Data Analysis and Presentation
  • BMGT 409 – Cultural Influences in the Workplace
  • BMGT 410 – Principles of Management and Supervision
  • BMGT 412 – Integrating Managerial Principles with Practice
  • BMGT 413 – Leadership and Change
  • MKTG 465 – Strategic Marketing Management