paul gerhardt

Professor and District Program Coordinator

Business, Management and Marketing


Phone: 253-964-6429

LinkedIn: Dr. Paul Gerhardt, Ph.D.

Website: Pierce College Business Department

"We all must each find the courage and the strength to be our very best. Education and an open-mind are the keys to personal mastery. You get to choose for yourself how successful you are. It is all about the choices you make."


Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Ph.D., Business Management & Organizational Behavior

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Chapman University, Orange, CA

M.A., Organizational Leadership (with Distinction)

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

B. A., Systems Theory and Leadership Dynamics

Highline College, Des Moines, WA

A.A.S., Business and Technology (with Honors)


  • Human Relations in the Workplace (Organizational Behaviors)
  • Principles of Management
  • Global Business
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Career Communication
  • Creative Sales
  • Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Small Business Planning (Entrepreneurship)
  • Human Resource Management

Why Choose a Business Education at Pierce College?

  • Every organization in every industry needs people with the skills and training we teach in our Business Department.
  • Our Pierce College Business professors have decades of industry experience and advanced education in the field of the courses we teach.
  • Our program is cutting-edge. Our advisory board is made up of leaders in the business industry.
  • We offer degrees and certificates that help employers have confidence they are hiring the best.
  • Start at Pierce College and transfer to four year universities and colleges we partner with.