Author Best, GaryGary Best

Gary Best, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. After completing his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota in 1968, he joined the faculty at Cal State Los Angeles where he served as professor and in several administrative capacities including department chair, associate dean and dean. His last assignment before retirement was as Associate Director of Teacher Education for the California State University system.

 Dr. Best, a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan, Republic of China, in 1991, is widely published in special education including one of the first introductory texts in his field, several book chapters and more than three dozen articles in peer reviewed journals and professional newsletters and magazines. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Professor Award from Cal State Los Angeles as well as being named a Distinguished Alumnus of the CSLA College of Education. He has also been recognized as The Alumnus of The Year for Riverside Community College in California.

 His first book outside his professional publications is a war-time biography of a B-17 bombardier: Belle of the Brawl; Letters Home from a B-17 Bombardier.

 Gary lives with his wife in southern California.





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