Dr. Art Cross has over twenty-five years experience in academics centered on group dynamics, communication, and adult learning and performance. During those years, Dr. Cross conducted research, designed curriculum, provided technical assistance, and facilitated retreats and conflict-solving initiatives. As an external consultant, Dr. Cross relies on his expertise in the principles of effective group behavior, communication, and learning for overall organizational development.
Dr. Cross formed Cross Learning Associates, Inc. in 1996 to focus on adult learning and workplace relationships for effective teamwork and productivity. His major clients include County Government agencies, numerous education entities in the statewide public school system and the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College, and a variety of organizations including the Orlando Utilities Commission, Central Florida YMCA and The Institute of Internal Auditors. For these clients, he has acted as change management consultant, program evaluator, conflict manager and intervention designer, training material developer, and strategic planner. He has trained adult learners ranging from frontline staff and their managers, to school administrators and business executives. Dr. Cross is a certified trainer for Situational Leadership II, The Ken Blanchard Companies.
Dr. Cross earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, a Masters of Education from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree from Birmingham Southern College. Dr. Cross was an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Central Florida and Appalachian State University.