Dr. Gerdes has an interdisciplinary background which includes undergraduate degrees in government and psychology from Liberty University, and a Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. His professional background is varied, but focused on leadership. Dr. Gerdes has taught leadership at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He developed the Leadership Track for the MBA program at Liberty University. Currently, he primarily teaches undergraduate courses in leadership, management, and organizational behavior. In practice, Dr. Gerdes is strongly biased toward education. He taught at a Classical Christian School for six years and holds lifetime ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) teaching certification. He is currently a member of his local public school board. He is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association and the Academy of Management. He has taught at five colleges and universities, and has given lectures internationally in four Eastern European countries. His primary professional interests are the interdisciplinary connections between leadership, business, worldview, economics, politics, and education.
The Leadership Assumptions of American Statesmen during the Federal Convention and Ratification debates 1787-1789, Faculty Dissertations (2003)
Works in Progress