Douglas Gardner

Faculty Member

Professor Douglas Gardner


Douglas S. Gardner completed an associate degree in Psychology at Ricks College, now Brigham Young University-Idaho, in Rexburg Idaho, his baccalaureate degree in Family and Human Development at Brigham Young University, and his master’s degree in Educational Administration at the California State University, Bakersfield. He has worked as a high school teacher in Bakersfield, California teaching Teenage Life and Adult Roles and Responsibilities. Doug began his doctoral course work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002 in the Educational Organization and Leadership Department as a fulltime student and worked as a graduate research assistant in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL). In 2005 he was employed as the Director of High School Relations and Career and Academic Counselor at the Wasatch Campus of Utah Valley University, and in 2008 he assumed the position of Assistant Professor in the College Success Studies Department at Utah Valley University.

Complete CV_


Ph D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

Major: Educational Organization and Leadership

MA, California State University, Bakersfield, 2002

Major: Educational Administration

BA, Brigham Young University, 1998

Major: Family and Human Development

Associates of Arts, Brigham Young University-Idaho (Ricks College), 1995

Major: Psychology


UVST 4930

Capstone WE, Fall 2022

SLSS 2100

Career and Major Exploration, Fall 2022

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Fall 2022

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Fall 2022

SLSS 3200

Leader--Teacher and Mentor, Summer 2022

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Summer 2022


Undergraduate Research, Spring 2022


Brandt, Lorilynn (Presenter Only), Sharp, Ann C (Presenter Only), Brandt, Douglas S. (Presenter Only), Love of Reading Conference, "Reading Rewards - What helps Students most? ", Midway Utah. (October 21, 2021)
Gardner, Douglas S. (Leader), Brooks, Marie Carter (Discussant), Meitler, Jared (Discussant), Soto, Amy (Discussant), Victoria, Shivy (Discussant), NCDA Annual Conference-Virtual, "Career Course Resources and Issues for Teachers of Career Courses", National Career Development Association (NCDA), Virtual. (June 27, 2021)
Gardner, D Steven (Chair), Giguere, Lisa (Discussant), Henry, Marianna (Discussant), Moore, Sara (Discussant), Watson, Douglas (Discussant), UVU Virtual Advisement Conference, "Understanding Student Undecidedness and Talking to Students About Their Careers", Utah Valley University , Virtual. (June 4, 2021)
Gardner, Doug , UVU Summer University, "How to Talk to Students About Careers", Utah Valley University, Virtual. (May 17, 2021)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Brandt, Lorilynn , Sharp, Ann C., Gardner, Douglas Steven, (2021) "Examination of Teacher Practices on Student Motivation for Reading" (Issue: 6, vol. 74). Reading Teacher.
Gardner, Douglas S., "People and Their Work Podcast" .


Senior Fellow

Higher Education Academy - August, 2021

Faculty Excellence Award (FEA)

UVU Faculty Senate - May, 2021

Dean's Award for Outstanding Service

University College - April, 2016

Faculty Appreciation Award

Tutoring and Academic Skills Service-Academic Tutoring - March, 2012