About JD

IMG_0658 copyIt has been observed that there are four possible ways to approach anything:

  • the right way
  • the wrong way
  • the easy way
  • the “JD way”

The “JD way” is not necessarily equivalent to any of the other three, although it might be. It is at least guaranteed to be interesting, different, insightful, perhaps quirky, but definitely useful and entertaining. His best friends have always included bears, but he has a wide network of other friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, as well as the occasional critic. All are welcome, particularly the critics. He has been called JD since he was two days old (the day he was born, his grandmother recorded in her diary only the terse observation, “Well, it looks OK.”)

JD Eveland is currently open to possibilities (see below). Most recently, he has been an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Leadership and Organizational Psychology Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and  in the College of Doctoral Studies, Grand Canyon University, and a Faculty Mentor, School of Business and Technology Management. Northcentral University, as well as the Principal at jdeveland.com.

Until 2012,  JD was  Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Information Systems at Trident University International. Prior to joining Trident, he was Program Director and Professor of Organizational Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. He has a B.A. in history from Reed College, a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Public Health and a Ph.D. in health administration and organization behavior from the University of Michigan. In addition to CSPP-LA, he has taught management and organization behavior at the Claremont Graduate University, Santa Clara University, the American University, and Eastern Michigan University. He has been a Policy Analyst and Program Manager with the Productivity Improvement Research Section, Division of Industrial Science and Technological Innovation, National Science Foundation, where he sponsored the first empirical research efforts on the impacts of the then-new personal computing revolution on white-collar work. He has also worked for the University of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in managerial and program evaluation capacities, including serving as the first Director of Program Planning and Evaluation, National Health Service Corps, and has extensive experience consulting to many different corporations and government agencies.

JD’s research interests involve online education, distance learning, and otrher educational innovations; social network analysis; effects of communication in the development of organizations; information technology management; the impacts of implementing new managerial and communications technologies including Internet-based applications; and their utilization in the improvement of the effectiveness and productivity of organizations – among other things. He has also made extensive analyses of the processes of university/industry research cooperation and the communication structures involved in those interactions.

It’s also worth noting that he grew up in the US Army, where his father was a colonel in the Medical Service Corps, living on numerous Army bases and attending numerous dependent schools, resulting in his interesting “bottom-up” perspective on military life.


Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Public Health Administration/Organizational Behavior; 1977.

M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), University of Michigan, Department of Health Planning and Administration; 1973.

M.P.I.A. (Master of Public and International Affairs), University of Pittsburgh, Graduate

School of Public and International Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA, int. affairs; 1967

B.A., Reed College, Portland, OR, history; 1964.



Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Information Systems, College of Business Administration and College of Information Systems, Trident University International (previously TUI University and  Touro University International), Cypress CA (2001-2012

Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research, Palo Alto CA (2001)

Professor of Psychology, Organizational Psychology Program, California School of Professional Psychology, Alhambra CA (1995-2000); Acting Dean and Program Director (1999-2000)

Adjunct Professor, Peter F. Drucker Management School, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA (1996-2005)

Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA (1989-1995)

Self-employed Consultant, Los Altos, CA. (1987-1989)

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Management, Leavey School of Business and Administration, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. (1988-1989)

Director of Technology Applications Research, Cognos Associates, Los Altos, CA. (1985-1987)

Program Manager, Productivity Improvement Research Section, Division of Industrial Science and Technological Innovation, National Science Foundation. (1979-1985)

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Public Administration, American University (1983-1984)

Assistant Professor of Management, Department of Management, College of Business, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich. (1976-1979)

Field Director, Research Project on Innovation in Public Organizations, Department of Journalism, University of  Michigan  (1975-1976).

Director, Office of Program Planning and Evaluation, National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Health Services and Mental Health Administration (HSMHA), U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C.  (1971-1972)

Management Intern, US Department of Health Education and Welfare (1968-1971)



Advanced Teamware Publishing, Inc.

Agilent Technologies

American Institutes for Research

American Red Cross

Antioch University

Executive Coaching Network

Interval Systems Inc.

Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

The RAND Corporation

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. National Science Foundation

U.S. Office of Technology Assessment


  • Gerardo Torres

    Look forward to the website and what it will have to offer!!