Greg Gerber is an experienced instructor and public speaker with a demonstrated history of transforming educational practice. He trains law enforcement in digital reconnaissance, mentors graduate students in Instructional Technology and is focused on invoking and facilitating positive life and educational change.

His interests and research are focused on inquiry-based learning, assessment methods, and the appropriate application of educational technology integrations. Greg is active in law enforcement and K-post-secondary circles as an innovator and trainer of digital media reconnaissance and threat assessment techniques. He also serves as an advisor to the British Columbia Ministry of Education in matters of curricular application.

Greg Gerber is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching and holds a Master of Educational Administration (2006) and a Doctorate of Education (2016). He has extensive experience in technology infrastructure and securities, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership, and instruction. His previous professional experience includes serving as a high school teacher and vice principal, as senior technical consultant for corporations and educational institutions, as director of learning for 43 independent schools in British Columbia (SCSBC), as adjunct professor in Education at Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western University, and as thesis reviewer and supervisor at Royal Roads University. He finds joy in solving complex problems and helping law enforcement and educators resolve tensions between practice and theoretical understanding—particularly where technology can play a mediating role in improving efficiency; this idea underpins his research interests.

Recent Projects and Research

  • Advanced methods in social media reconnaissance

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Expert-panel Forum Presenter, “Science-Based Technologies to Improve Health and Well-Being,” Department of Homeland Security – Digital Forum on Health and Well-Being, June 3, 2021.
  • Live Presentation, “Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying,” BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils Conference, May 29, 2021.
  • Live Keynote, “Early Threat Identification and Intervention Techniques Protecting the Community, Vulnerable and the High Risk through Social Media Reconnaissance,” National Cyber Crimes Conference: Virtual Edition, April 27, 2021.
  • Key Educator, “Train the Trainer: Digital Threat Assessment,” BC Ministry of Education and G.R.I.P (Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention) Taskforce, March 11, 2021.
  • Keynote Address, “Safe Schools for Alex: Advancing Digital Intervention,” Safe Schools for Alex Conference with Max Schachter, Parkland, Florida (virtual), August 17, 2020.
  • Live Keynote, “Trends during COVID: Finding and Preserving original (HD) social media content,” National Cyber Crimes Conference: Virtual Edition, July 16, 2020.
  • Gerber, G. C. (2020, June) The Creativity Question. Education Canada, Summer 2020.
  • Keynote Address, “Trends in Current Digital Threats Facing Law Enforcement and Educators,” International Crimes Against Children Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, Dec 12, 2019.
  • All Learning is Transformational. The Christian Educators Journal, 27(1), 5–7.
  • Workshop, “Digital Threat Assessment,” International Crimes Against Children Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, Dec 13, 2019.
  • Gerber, G. C. (2019, May) Architecture Always Wins. The Link, 42(3), 4–6.
  • Province of B.C. (2019, Oct 2). [Video]. YouTube:

Professional Honors and Awards

  • NYIT Vancouver Research Grant, October 2021
    Awarded $5000 for collaborative cross-departmental research project exploring low-resistance-to-entry methods for authoring immersive VR scenarios and measuring the effect of their use on knowledge retention and deeper learning.
  • New York Tech Faculty Innovation Award Nominee, 2021
  • BC Quality Education Assurance Advisory Panel Member, 2020–2021
    Served as advisory scholar for creation of the BC Framework for Quality Online Education alongside Dr. Randy Labonte, Dr. David Porter, Dr. Elizabeth Childs, Dr. Brad Hutchinson. Framework has been accepted and is being implemented.
  • BC Ministry of Education Provincial Outreach Keynote, 2017–2018
    Served as the keynote and primary educator for MoE and FISABC to train all BC educators in the revised curriculum.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Foundations: Philosophy of Instructional Technology (EDIT 603)
  • Multimedia Authoring (EDIT 610)

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