Professor 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.


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


SLSS 2100

Career and Major Exploration, Fall 2021


Community Engagement and Applied Service Learning, Fall 2021

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Fall 2021

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Fall 2021

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Summer 2021

EDUC 6100

Research Methodology, Summer 2021

SLSS 2100

Major and Career Exploration, Spring 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)
Gardner, Douglas S. (Coordinator/Organizer), Soto, Amy (Panelist), Jones, Justin (Panelist), NCDA Annual Conference, " College Courses for Undecided Students_ The What, How, and What If?", National Career Development Association (NCDA), Minneapolis, MN (Canceled COVID-19). (June, 2020)

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.


Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) (2021)

August, 2021

Faculty Excellence Award (FEA)

UVU Faculty Senate - May, 2021

Dean's Award for Outstanding Service within University College

April, 2016

Faculty Appreciation Award

Tutoring and Academic Skills Service-Academic Tutoring