Jeff Gardere

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Dr. Jeff Gardere
Born Jeffery Roger Gardere
(1956-05-03) May 3, 1956 (age 58)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Residence New York, New York
Nationality Haitian-American
Education University of Rochester
The George Washington University (1984) PhD
Occupation Psychologist, Talk Show Host (Dad Camp), and Author
Years active 1990–present

Dr. Jeffrey Roger Gardere (born May 3, 1956), also known as Dr. Jeff, is an American psychologist and media personality. He was born in Manhattan, New York to Roger and Renee Gardere (now deceased) who were both Haitians.


Dr. Gardere was one of the first black students to attend the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy school, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He then attended the Brooklyn Technical High School.

His tertiary education started at The University of Rochester, where he gained a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. He continued his tertiary education at George Washington University where he gained a PhD in psychology and philosophy.[2]


After leaving George Washington University, Dr. Gardere worked as a staff psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He soon rose to the office of chief psychologist - one of only two African-American chief psychologists at the time. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in designing the policy on psychological treatment for HIV-infected prisoners.

He also participated in hostage negotiations at the Atlanta Prison Siege of 1987. [3]

Currently, Dr. Gardere is an Assistant Professor and Course Director at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine[4] in New York City; an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College, NYC; an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro Graduate School of Psychology, NYC; and a Visiting Faculty at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Dr. Gardere is a consultant to:

  • Citicare Family Health Services in NYC
  • Kaplan Medical Services, International
  • National Basketball Player’s Association Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program


Dr. Gardere is a frequent contributor to:

  • CNN contributor
  • MSNBC(official contributor)
  • NBC Today Show (official contributor)
  • FOX Network
  • FOX 5 News (official contributor)
  • CBS News
  • ABC News
  • WPIX News
  • Maury


  1. ^ "Zoominfo". Contact Management. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Towns, Edolphus (August 2, 1996). "Tribute To Dr. Jeffrey Gardere". 
  3. ^ Smothers, Ronald (December 4, 1987). "Cubans End 11-Day Prison Siege In Atlanta, Freeing All Hostages". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Faculty Directory". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.