Andrew Harvey served in law enforcement for 25 years,
the last twelve as a captain with a Southern California police agency. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal State
Los Angeles, and and an educational doctorate in the field of organizational leadership from Pepperdine University.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the California POST Command College, the West Point Leadership Program, and
is recognized in California as a master instructor.
Dr. Harvey is an experienced college educator, currently serving as a
professor at the University of Phoenix, and as a faculty advisor for the Union Institute and University. He has been
published numerous times in national and international publications. He is a recognized expert in leadership and career development,
and has served as an instructor in command leadership at the Los Angeles Police Academy. He has appeared as a leadership authority
on television and radio, including the internationally broadcast Bloomberg Business Television Show, and the nationally syndicated
Joey Reynolds Radio Show. Through his company, Andrew Harvey Seminars, he provides training and consulting to both public
and private sector leaders and organizations throughout the nation.
His first book, The Call to Lead: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary
Leaders, has received national attention. The book shows the way for leaders toward ethical and competent leadership.
His second book, Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style, will be published in Fall, 2006 through Quill Driver Books. This work stresses academically sound leadership
practices, but uses the game of poker as a metaphor to illustrate the concepts of leadership in a fun and innovative way.
According to the book description, Tucker & Me: Growing Up A Part-Time
Southern Boy "is the story of a child growing up in the Mad Men era of
the 1960's. Filled with humor, sadness, and harrowing incidents, the memoir refl
ects all the emotions of life one experiences growing up, in this case, with a
single mom who lived in Los Angeles and a father who lived in a small town
suburb of Atlanta, Georgia known as Tucker. Traveling in the summers to the
alternate universe in Tucker, the author experienced a roller coaster ride of
two completely different lifestyles."