Dr. Jared Graber
Provost Emeritus and Senior Teaching Fellow
Dr. Jared Graber has been affiliated with the Florida College System since 1974, serving as a faculty member in political science, chair, academic dean and provost. He retired from Valencia College in March of 2011 after having served as the Dean of Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Provost of the West Campus. Dr. Graber was selected for Valencia Emeritus recognition in 2012. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Central Florida teaching a graduate seminar on the History and Philosophy of American Higher Education.
His academic degrees include the Bachelor of Arts in political science from the SUNY at Albany's Rockefeller College, the Master of Arts in political science from San Diego State University, as well as the Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Educational Leadership degrees from the University of Central Florida.
Selected professional activities have included the Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Program at Harvard University, the American Association of Community College's Professional Administrator's Development Institute, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in Middle Eastern Political Systems at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Florida Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Program. Dr. Graber has presented at state, regional, national and international conferences in the areas of leadership, learning assessment, curriculum, instructional enhancement, faculty qualifications and professional development.
Over many years, he has supported the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges accreditation review process as a peer evaluator, off-site cluster chair, on-site committee chair and special reader.
He is currently active as a private educational consultant and periodically teaches a variety of political science curricula including U.S. Government and International Politics.
In addition to teaching and consulting Dr. Graber enjoys travel, reading history and biography, hiking, cycling, swimming, golf and taking long walks with Mrs. Graber.
Office: Winter Park Campus