CCU Spotlights

Dr. John Aldridge

Dr. John Aldridge

Director Organizational Management and Leadership Programs
Business and Technology Division

  • Human & Organizational Systems: Dissertation – "A multidimensional model for building knowledge assets: Applying sociotechnical systems to online action research" (Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA)
  • M.A. Human Development: Leadership Development and Organizational Learning (Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA)
  • M.A. School of Professional Studies: Liberal Studies–Psychology (Regis University, Denver, CO)
  • B.S. Psychology (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)

John is certified in Group Dynamics from the Anchor Point Institute.

Email: jaldridge@ccu.edu

Phone: 303-963-3258

Dr. Aldridge serves as full-time online faculty and director of Organizational Leadership programs for the Division of Business and Technology with the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) at CCU. John also serves on CCU’s 403B Finance Oversight and Centennial Committees and develops graduate curriculum for the Master in Organizational Leadership (MOL) and Master in Business Administration (MBA) programs for the Division of Business and Technology. John helped develop the HLC proposal for CCU’s MOL program that was successfully launched in 2013. The MOL has been in the top ten best graduate degree programs for the last two years in a row by Best College Reviews. John has been married to his wife Stephanie for 40 years and they are blessed with two children and three grandchildren.

John is a behavioral technologist with over twenty years of experience as a serial entrepreneur. He has founded seven start-ups and been an organizational development (OD) consultant. John has also served as a technical trainer, instructional designer, and change management consultant for multi-national Fortune 100 companies.

Mission:

My mission is to seek first to listen and understand before I speak. I want to seek the truth and have the humility to allow God to guide my path, share His Word, wisdom, and all knowledge (John 15:15) with students and peers. Also I seek to be a life-long learner, optimize personal and professional performance, and to help build spirits, not crush them.

It is my great honor and pleasure to represent CCU as a full-time faculty member. I integrate CCU’s strategic objectives in every aspect of my life, from teaching online and in the classroom, to leading on the elder board at Cornerstone Church. I also serve the broader community and at home. And, although I have been a Christian my entire life, (I was baptized, confirmed, born again, participated in Campus Crusade/Athletes in Action in college, etc.), I did not really understand what it meant to have a "personal relationship" with our Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua until I began this season of teaching and servant leadership at CCU (2007). CCU is truly a Christ-centered, transformational experience for both students and faculty. While God has always been an important part of my life, I can now say confidently, He is my Life.

Publications:

  • Aldridge, J., W. (2004). ‘Sociotechnical Issues’ in Anna DiStefano, Kjell Rudestam, Robert Silverman and Susan Taira (eds), Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Aldridge, J., W. cited in:

  • A Framework Approach for Privacy in Socio-Technical Systems by Murthy V. Rallapalli
  • IBM/Stevens Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, USA (2012).
  • Discovery & Design: The Personal is the Universal, by Helen Maupin on December 14, 2011 — 1 Comment (Co-authors: Doug Austrom, Don de Guerre, Bob Laliberte, Bernard Mohr and Carolyn Ordowich).

Affiliations and Presentations:

  • Action University (2016)
  • Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) – Faculty Network (2016)
  • International Leadership Association (ILA) – Presentations; Barcelona (2015)
  • International Leadership Association (ILA) – Presentations; San Diego (2014)
  • SLOAN-C 7th Annual Online Learning Consortium – Presentation; Dallas (2013)
  • National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) Tucson, AZ. (2012)

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