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Donald Grant



Donald Grant

Executive Director

Pacific Oaks College
Pacific Oaks College
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45 W Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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The School of Human Development supports a rich experience for our adult learners, most of whom arrive with a wide array of valuable lived experiences. We value the knowledge and experiences our students bring to the learning community by reinforcing emergent curricular models and paradigms of relational learning. It is an honor to watch our students grow and develop beyond what and who the world tells them they can be and we are proud to be just one of many factors in their worlds to facilitate that growth."

Prior to becoming Associate Dean of Pacific Oaks' School of Human Development, Dr. Grant was the Director of Clinical Training in the School of Cultural and Family Psychology. In this role, Dr. Grant coached students through the transition into their professional role in the Pacific Oaks ethical tradition of social justice with a culturally competent lens.

Dr. Grant has served as the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health coordinator for the Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) program. While in this role he provided oversight and technical support to county-wide agencies who secured these very specific and unique contracts. Under his watch, ITFC service delivery was enhanced, mental health services were fully integrated, youth success and placement permanency was improved and a multi-million dollar county cost savings was demonstrated as a result of reduced youth stays in congregate care settings. While in this role Dr. Grant was an active member of the state implementation work group and co-authored the ITFC curriculum for statewide implementation.

Before his work with Los Angeles County, Dr. Grant served as the director of one of Los Angeles County's CalWORKS Homeless Families Project. In this role he effectively managed a team of inter-agency staff to coordinate local services and create strategic interventions for transitionally homeless families. Dr. Grant developed and conducted programs to enhance rehabilitation services for the client base. He fostered collaborative relationships with community partners (private & public), mentored and trained staff, expanded program resources and managed the programs fiscal and administrative matters.

Dr. Grant began his career as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore, MD. Teaching at an inner-school immediately after he completed his under graduate studies was his inspiration to pursue graduate studies in psychology.

Education History
Degree Institution
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Alliant International University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Biology Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
Title Location Date
42nd Annual Black Police Officers Association National Conference Los Angeles, CA 8/2014
Undoing Racism; Working with Fathers in the Child Welfare System, Children's Institute Inc's Project Fatherhood's Annual Fatherhood Conference Los Angeles, CA 6/2013
The Broken Man; Paternal Empowerment through Needs Assessment and Systemic Awareness, Children's Institute Inc's Project Fatherhood's Annual Fatherhood Conference Los Angeles, CA 6/2013
Black and Latino Homelessness: Treatment and Case Management Considerations, LA County Training (CEU's offered) California Endowment Los Angeles, CA 5/2009
African-Americans and Latinos: Empowering Communities through Facilitative Dialogue: Head Panelist, Pepperdine University Diversity Council Culver City, CA 5/2009
The Black, The Homeless, The Forgotten. Workshop Presenter. 6th Annual African American Mental Health Conference Anaheim, CA 2/2008

Donald Grant. (2014). Death By Stereotype. Ebony Magazine.

Donald Grant. (2014). R. Kelly's Son and the Dangerous Myths About Transgender Teens. Ebony Magazine.

Donald Grant. (2014). Institutionalized Racism - Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers. Ebony Magazine.

Donald Grant. (2013). A Hug Derails Young Man's College Plans. Ebony Magazine.

Donald Grant. (2013). NFL Suicides & Brain Injury: Are Our Sons Safe?. Ebony Magazine.

Donald Grant. (2013). Reversing The Black Male College Dropout Rate. .

Donald Grant. (2013). Black Suicide: When Prayer Is Not Enough. Ebony Magazine.

Donald Grant. (2013). My Black Son's Dispensability: Reflections on the Zimmerman Verdict. The GoodMen Project.

Donald Grant. (2013). Voices Raised Against Racial Dissonance: Are we really in a Post-Racial Society?. The GoodMen Project.