--TED GERSTL; Born February 29, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland. Raised in Los Angeles. Parents came to U.S.A. from Vienna in 1938.
--Received B.A. in psychology from California State University, Northridge in 1965; Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland in 1969. Taught at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, prior to coming to T.E.S.C. Also did much consulting in management and organizational de- velopment, human relations training, communication~ group dynamics, counseling.
Married Bobbie, an accomplished pianist, singer, and all- around talent, in 1964. Have two children: Carrie,2-l/2; Josh, 7 months. I love to show my pictures of them!
IMPORTANT STUFF :
--I am committed to seeing people and organizations develop in what has been called "humanistic" ways, i.e., toward more open, trusting, confronting, and fun environments. I consider this an uphill battle most of the time --for me, as well as others. To me, it's often a question of "Who takes the first risk?"
--I am committed to the integration of affective and cognitive modes of learning; the most impactful learning for me has been experiential.
--Last year at Evergreen was the most exciting year in my pro- fessional life. I'm looking forward to a different, but equally exciting one this year.
--My favorite book is The Little Prince, by de St. Exupery. And I'm an ardent ping pong player!