Gary R Carlson
Dr. Gary Carlson has had over 42 years of experience in the academic field. He started with his first teaching job working with incarcerated youth age 18 and younger. Later he was teaching at the high school level and coaching football, basketball and track in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1970, he became the first special education teacher in a Jr. High School in Omaha. His love for special education and the challenges in the public schools with the educationally challenged youth in the public schools he accepted the position of Supervisor for Special Education. Later he would become a Director of Special Education for 33 school districts in Iowa. After five years he accepted the challenge of running a school at a children’s home and became their main fund raiser which resulted in a new school, gymnasium and housing. In 1990, Dr. Carlson became a Campus Director for a business college in Lincoln, Nebraska. Most recently Dr. Gary Carlson was the very first Vice President for Academic Affairs for ITT Technical Institute in the corporate office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was responsible for academic administration and academic leadership for 127 colleges. After 14 years with ITT he retired. Within a short period of time he started gCarlson Inc. a consulting company for higher education colleges and universities.
During the past 42 years Dr. Carlson has been President for a school board, President for the State of Nebraska Council for Exceptional Children, served on many APSCU committees, has worked with ACICS for 21 years as an evaluator, committee member, Commissioner and currently Chair for ACICS. He has always stayed close to teaching and instruction by teaching at Crieghton University, online teaching and conducting training for faculty in colleges and Universities.
University of Nebraska at Omaha-----B.S. Secondary Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha----M.S. Special Education
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE. Ed.D. Administration, Curriculum and Instruction