Dr. Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher, both in special and general education, school administrator, behavior consultant and research associate at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Colvin is a nationally recognized educational consultant who has assisted personnel in more than 200 school districts and agencies, nationally and internationally, on the subject of managing problem behavior, teaching challenging students and school safety planning. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 publications including books, book chapters, articles and video programs on teaching and managing students who exhibit the full range of problem behavior. His video program Defusing Anger and Aggression received national recognition by winning the 2000 Telly Award and Communicator Award of Distinction. Two of his books 7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan and Defusing Disruptive Behavior are on the publisher Corwin's best seller list. His most recent book Break the Cycle of Alcoholism: Skills for Healthy Sobriety is approved as an independent book study for Continuing Education Hours by NAADAC- The Association for Addiction Professionals.
As an administrator, he directed a juvenile detention school for five years and was the principal for a county-wide school for seriously emotionally disturbed youth for five years. He served as the supervisor of special programs with Bethel School District, Eugene, Oregon for several years.
Dr. Colvin has a very special skill in being able to translate theory into practice. He is able to present clear explanations and analyses of learning and behavior and at the same time offer concrete examples with hands-on illustrations. He has a very strong insightful understanding of the relationship between quality instruction and behavior management. His extensive knowledge and experience base, lively speaking style and keen sense of humor have made him a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences.