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Position(s) Associate Vice President for the Innovation Campus and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology, Burlington Innovation Campus of Northeastern University

Craig Gruber, Ph.D., is the Associate Vice President for the Innovation Campus at Burlington Massachusetts and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Science.  Prior to this, he was the Faculty Director for Security and Intelligence programs for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Dr. Gruber was responsible for the MA in Homeland Security, the MS in Criminal Justice, the MA in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis and the MPS in Geospatial Services, their curricula and staffing for regional, national, and international delivery.  Dr. Gruber is also an Information Warfare qualified Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, and served as Executive Officer for the Cryptologic Warfare Group-6 (formerly NIOC Maryland) Detachment at Fort Devens, MA before taking over as XO for DIA 0501. Prof. Gruber was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of a Navy doctor.  He earned a BA in Psychology from American University and a Masters in Administration from Johns Hopkins University.  His graduate studies continued at the University of Cumbria and Lancaster University in the UK, and then at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he completed his Ph.D. in social psychology, with an emphasis on developmental issues in cognition and decision making. Dr. Gruber has lectured at The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as at numerous conferences nationally and worldwide.  Prior to joining the Leadership Team at Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington MA, and the College of Science, Dr. Gruber taught in the College of Professional Studies (CPS), as well as the University’s Psychology Department in the College of Science. Dr. Gruber has also taught at American University and held adjunct positions at other colleges.  Dr. Gruber has served in governance at the American Psychological Association, overseeing the development and viability of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools.  In addition to serving in Faculty governance at CPS, he served on the Dean’s Advisory Group and the Faculty Academic Council.  Dr. Gruber has also implemented new graduate degree programs (MA in Homeland Security and MA in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis) and has written multiple grants for the Defense Intelligence Agency to develop a suite of new graduate programs and certificates in Intelligence Analysis, and is Co-PI on multiple programs with Dr. Cordula Robinson, including a USGIF/NGA Center of Academic Excellence.  Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dr. Gruber was a secondary school administrator, serving in state-wide governance for secondary school administrators in Massachusetts.  He has extensive experience with academic program development and oversight, as well as in technology-mediated education. Dr. Gruber is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently Leader Development Deconstructed, co-edited by Matthew Clark, (published by Springer) and Leadership in Dialogue: How Courage Informs.  He has also written a textbook on introductory psychology published by ABLongman.  He, his wife, and three children live in suburban, MA.