PROFILE: Professor Girard - Bringing the Real World Into the Classroom

Professor Girard

Professor Donald Girard has been a full-time lecturer at CSUSB for six years and has made incredible contributions to the Public Relations concentration due to his knowledge, experience and past work in the industry.

Bringing a wealth of real-world insight into his teaching, Professor Girard is the former Vice President of Experian, a credit reporting agency, and also worked for Fleishman-Hillard, a communications consulting firm and Sempra Energy as Director of Communications. He is currently the President of Girard Communications, a communications firm that he founded.

He teaches many upper division Communication courses, such as Public Relations, Crisis Communication, and Organizational Communication. He obtained a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance and Economics from Ohio State University.

Professor Girard is praised by his students and peers for offering real-world experiences and advice in his classes and he prepares his students for the workforce.