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Gail Evans Grayson,

Chair/Associate Professor Health Sciences Education

College of Health Sciences

E-Mail: gevans@westernu.edu

Phone: 3796


University of La Verne, LaVerne, California

Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership, 2007

Dissertation: Identifying the Effective Leadership Practices and Behaviors of Clinical Supervisors in Mental Health

California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California Master of Arts, Behavioral Sciences, 1999

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Bachelor of Science, Health Education, 1996


Negotiation and Conflict Management, 1999

Professional Experience

Dr. Evans Grayson has over twenty years of experience in the field of social services that includes maternal and child health, transitional living skills and health education. She has worked as a Mental Health Specialist, Case Manager, and Residential Manager. Dr. Evans Grayson’s desire to specialize her services to the community, she worked as a Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker for inpatients and outpatients’ organizations for twelve years.

Teaching Experience

04/2017 – Present:Department Chair/Assistant Professor

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

03/2015 – Present:Adjunct Professor

California Baptist University (Online Professional Studies), Riverside, California Design and teach online undergraduate and graduate level courses online or hybrid for the Department of Organizational Leadership andManagement.

04/2011 – 06/2015: Dissertation Chair and Committee Member

Argosy University, Inland Empire and Orange County

06/2007 – 04/2017: Adjunct Professor

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

10/2002 – 12/2008: Adjunct Professor

University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa, California

Research Interest

  • Negotiation and Conflict Management andResolution
  • Cultural DiversityIssues
  • Behavioral/Social SciencesIssues
  • EducationalLeadership
  • Ethical and LegalIssues
  • Leadership Training and OrganizationalDevelopment
  • Health Education, Promotion and Wellness
  • Student Achievement Gap and Retention in HigherEducation
  • Women in LeadershipRoles
  • Human Resources and LaborRelations

Research Grant


“Participant’s perspectives on oral hygiene behavioral changes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” – Poster Presentation at American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 3-6, 2019

“An interprofessional practice model: Dental, Physical Therapy, Behavioral and Educational professions collaborating to enhance dental care for children with autism.” - 2020 National Academies of Practice (NAP) Annual Meeting & Forum in San Diego, California on Thursday, March 12TH – Saturday, March 14th


Gail is a featured speaker on contemporary leadership issues and has presented at various conferences that focused on personal and professional leadership practices including National Staff Development and Training Association and the Child Welfare Symposium in California.


Dr. Evans Grayson approaches all developmental opportunities with intrinsic flair for innovation and creativity. Dr. Evans Grayson has created a variety of possibilities for staff to develop their skills and improve personal relationships in their working environment. Gail enjoys collaborating with anyone who has an interest in discovering their purpose and setting goals to maximize their potential.

Dr. Evans Grayson’s lifelong interest in self-awareness and team development has helped organizations re-calibrate and re-invigorate their leadership team. Dr. Evans Grayson believes that if you can influence someone with your leadership skills, you can affect an entire organizational culture.