Dr. Bechtold is the Executive Director of Continuing Education and has served in this position since 2001. In this role, he oversees a wide array of credit and non-credit academic programs for all ages and interests, which includes Bridges to a Brighter Future, OLLI, Undergraduate Evening Studies, and the Center for Corporate and Professional Development. Prior to joining Furman, Dr. Bechtold was the Assistant Academic Dean for Business and Executive Director of the Management Center of Greenville Technical College where he served for ten years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1988 from Furman University. Brad also earned a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1990) and the Doctor of Education (2004), with an emphasis in human resource development, from Clemson University. Dr. Bechtold has served in membership and board positions for the American Psyc hological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management, the American Society for Training and Development, the United Way, and the University Center of Greenville.