Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Higher Education, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • J.D. (Juris Doctor), University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Credentials

  • Member of the Bar, Missouri, Illinois

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Management, Regis University
  • Attorney and Consultant, Dunn and Davison, LLC, Kansas City, MO
  • President, Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology
  • Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Kaplan University, Chicago Illinois and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • President, Argosy University of Chicago
  • President, Kendall College, Chicago, Illinois
  • Associate Vice-President, Dean of Graduate Studies and Interim Dean of Business, Webster University
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Scholar in Residence, North Central College, Phoenix, Arizona

Research & Scholarship


  • Harpool, G.D. “Minimum Compliance with Minimum Standards.” Journal of College and University Law.  Vol. 24. Winter 98, No.3, p.465.
  • Harpool, G.D. “Preventing Trustee Conflicts of Interest.” Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, May/June 1998, p.22.


  • 2012.  Presenter, Blackboard Annual Convention. “The Status of Online Regulation, Why You Should Comply Now.”
  • 2011. Presenter, Blackboard Annual Convention. “The Positive Part of Program Integrity and Gainful Employment”
  • 2010. Presenter, Career College Association Convention. “Mobile Learning Opportunities”
  • 2009. Presenter, CCA, Convention. “What you need to know before staring an online college.”
  • 2009. Presenter, Higher Learning Commission Convention. “Proving Academic Quality and Assessment.”
  • 2006. Presenter, Career College Association National Convention. “Online Learning and Training Pedagogy”