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Master of Science in Human Resource Development Online Program Faculty


John Garber, MS, SPHR®, CSP

John Garber, MS, SPHR®, CSP

Mr. Garber is Vice President of Total Rewards and Human Capital Solutions at The Addis Group.  He has over 22 years in risk management, human capital, employee benefits and occupational health & safety.  He provides risk management and human capital management consulting services to a wide range of organizations from growth oriented middle market accounts to publicly traded international organizations. This includes enterprise risk assessments and solutions oriented strategies for risk mitigation and control, human capital assessments and consultation across a wide spectrum of HR and performance related initiatives, employee benefit plan strategies as well as workplace learning and development processes.  In addition to his role with The Addis Group, John also serves as a Chief Learning Officer for Addis Intellectual Capital (AIC) providing learning and development support as a consultant in the organization’s proprietary business models and certification program.  Prior to joining The Addis Group, Mr. Garber was the founder and President of Garber & Associates, LTD, a human capital and risk management firm. 

He is the author of the EMS Safety and Risk Control Resource Manual, contributing author to the Employment Labor Law Audit (ELLA®), and has published many articles on health, safety, security and risk management.  He served on National SHRM’s Expertise Panel for Workplace Safety and Security and provided testimony in 2003 before the Congressional House Committee on Small Business on Litigating Title I of the ADA on behalf of SHRM.  In April 2010, Mr. Garber was awarded the Villanova University Graduate Program in Human Resources Outstanding Alumni Award for contributions to the human resources profession 

Mr. Garber earned an MS in Human Resources Development and Post Masters Certificate in Advanced Human Resources Applications from Villanova University, a MS in Training and Organization Development from Saint Joseph’s University, and a BS in Occupational Health and Safety from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  He also has taken doctoral course work at The George Washington University in Human Organizational Science. 

Mr. Garber is certified as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®), a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP®), and is licensed in property & casualty insurance, accident, health, and life insurance, as well as fixed annuities.

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