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Albert Edwards

Albert Edwards

Business Adjunct Faculty
  • Program FacultyI/O and Business Psychology
  • The Chicago School Los Angeles
Department
Business Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
7234
Email
aedwards@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography
Education
  • Psy.D. Organization Development, Alliant International University
  • M.S. Organizational Dynamics and Strategic Human Resources
  • B.A. Political Science & Sociology, Alma College
Licensure(s)
Areas Of Expertise

Community Involvement

  • YMCA Youth Basketball Coach, 1990Wilmington, DE Chapter; Coachella Valley Parks and Recreation District Youth Basketball Coach, 2008; St. Margaret's Episcopal School (Palm Desert)-Basketball Coach 2008-2009
  • YMCA Board Member, 2000-2002 (Desert Chapter-Coachella Valley)
  • Delaware Work Force Diversity Group (President, 1998-1999; Vice President, 1996-1997)

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management

Q&A

Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: I am an advocate of integrating practical and contemporary learning experiences with the major theoretical models and concepts of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. By doing so, the student develops a practitioner viewpoint combined with scholarly focus.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: industrial and Organizational Psychology is essential to the understanding of the dynamics that exist in the workplace. Organizational Psychologists' ability to design and develop interventions for increased performance, team development, diversity, and many other areas is critical to organizational effectiveness..

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I chose Psychology (particularly I/O Psychology) because it enables me to combine by deep interests of helping to develop professionals, improving performance, and facilitating change within large, complex cultural settings.

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: I would offer students the following advice: Develop a deep sense of curiosity about their chosen field of psychology and work very hard to acquire and master the skills necessary to make a robust contribution to our society, while becoming an outstanding psychologist.