Dr. Murl D. Tucker:
Chief Academic Officer
Vice President, Student Affairs
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
B.A. California State University, Fullerton
M.A. Alliant International University
Ph.D. Alliant International University
Dr. Murl D. Tucker’s professional career spans a wide range of areas in the fields of education, mental health, and business. In education, he has considerable experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of capacities including administration, counseling, and teaching. At the community college level, he counseled students to help them identify academic and career goals and formulate academic plans to help them realize those goals.
At California Coast University, Dr. Tucker has been actively involved in the accreditation process, program and policy development, program research, counseling students, curriculum development and the supervision of master’s and doctoral research. Some of his research interests include program design and development, organizational behavior, health psychology, creativity, personal narrative, media studies, wellness and environmental psychology.
In the mental health field, Dr. Tucker was responsible for providing therapy, clinical coordination, treatment planning and quality improvement and program development for both in-patient and out-patient mental health programs. In addition, he was active in marketing and administering the programs he worked in. In these varying capacities, Dr. Tucker worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Dr. Tucker worked in the advertising, public relations and real estate development fields.
Areas of Specialization
- Organizational Psychology
- Research Methods
- Health Psychology